Thursday, May 29, 2008

Call for "Arcane Media" Performers

Joanna Ebenstein of Brooklyn is putting out the call for 'arcane media' performers; Joanna is open to other types than magic lanterns, so this could be a great opportunity for toy theatre performers...
I am preparing a similar program to be held in Brooklyn, New York this autumn (September or October 2008). It will be a part 2 of a previous event you can read more about here. If anyone is based in the United States (or willing to travel here) and would be interested in participating, either presenting arcane media of any sort or speaking about arcane media, please let me know.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

With a Twist

Basil Twist is a third-generation puppeteer. Watch and listen as he creates magic with his puppets, including a paper theatre. Read what he says about creating and performance, and what it says about us...

Visit his website here.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

GSM Toy Theatre Festival

The Great Small Works' Eighth International Toy Theatre Festival is coming up fast! It looks like a great lineup of performers and workshops. Time for a trip to the Big Apple...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Steampunk Meets Toy Theatre

It was bound to happen sooner or later, and now it has...

One of Steampunk's greatest designers has taken a cue from toy theatre and used the design of a Victorian theatre proscenium to house a modern flat panel in.

See how it all came together here...

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Reverse Emulation

The article above is from a page of the December 7, 1913 issue of the New York Times. It is about a "Toy Theatre", a small theatre of human proportions - a case of reverse emulation!

You might want to check out the rest of the page - it has a fascinating article about Ethel Drew Barrymore...