This is the blog for Steve Capra's theatre reviews!
La MaMa Puppet Series produced by La MaMa (Off-off-Broadway) An unusual kind of show is the puppet slam . The Center for Puppetry Arts defines it as “a curated collection of short-form pieces of adult puppet theater.” Recently La MaMa (off-off-Broadway) had its first puppet slam as part of its Puppet Series. 14 puppet acts took the stage, each only about five minutes long. There were sock puppets, marionettes, tiny puppets… Ever hear of humanettes? They’re actors with their faces in sort of habits, and beneath those faces are marionettes. They’re human from the neck up and puppets from the waist down, so that the faces are outsized. Sometimes the puppeteers talked with the puppets, sometimes there was music… there was a puppet trapeze act… there was “object art”, featuring a tape measure… there was a green devil, a vaudeville act by Sacco and Vanzetti and other curiosities… and an act with video from Occupy Wall Street! One act was a clever “Cannonball Love Story”.