Eli, the Luthier

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Little Did’s take on Toy Theater is a reimagining of an old folk tale set to original music.  The piece is performed in front of a pop-up book that sets the stage for this dark love story.  After workshopping at a Great Small Works Soiree we were accepted to perform it as part of the prestigious Toy Theater Festival Presented by St. Ann’s Warehouse in June 2013. It was also performed at The Hare Club in November 2013. The trailer for that performance (that you can watch HERE) features footage shot at the Harlem Sanctuary by Ryan Keyes and our friends at nyiloveyou.tv

In 2015, Eli was remounted for the Puppeteers of America National Festival 2015! We are so thankful to have performed this special show for our peers. This version of the show featured a new cast and was workshopped as part of Standard ToyKraft’s Hot Time in the Old City Residency.

Check out our Review from the show’s premiere.

Watch: A ten minute excerpt of Eli, the Luthier

Photos: Jane B Clausen

The Lost Children

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The Lost Children is a ten-minute piece conceived for The Experimental Puppet Theater Festival at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia.  Directed by Jessica and designed by Jessica and Katarra, The Lost Children utilizes shadow puppetry to retell the French folk tale that inspired Hansel and Gretel.  Featuring original music by Luke, the piece premiered in the Spring of 2009 with narration by Patrick Martin and a number of very talented new puppeteers. It was then remounted in New York with a new cast and played at our “Drinking With Puppets” fundraiser. This cast also brought the show out of town to UConn’s Fall 2014 Puppet Slam! You can download the new version of the song at our Bandcamp page. Watch: The Lost Children