La MaMa Puppet Festival Is Not The Lion King

Food for the Gods is about the killing of black men; Exodus addresses the current refugee crisis; Blind is a solo work about disability. These may not sound like typical subjects for puppet shows, but little about the La MaMa Puppet Festival fits most audiences’ preconceptions about the art form, as I explain in my article on the festival for TDF Stages, These Puppet Shows Aren’t For Kids. Below are photographs from some of the 27 puppet shows in the festival, some as short as five minutes, none longer than 75.

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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