International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC

The International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC is at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, Wednesday – Sunday, August 8 – 12, 2018.

The Festival features Costa Rican, French, French – Canadian and Puerto Rican puppet shows. In the grand tradition of puppetry, the shows are for children and clever adults.

The Festival is produced by Teatro SEA and The Morán Group. It is not related to the Fringe Festival. Teatro SEA is NYC’s bilingual Latino children’s theatre. The Morán Group is the side project of Teatro SEA’s CEO Dr. Manuel A. Morán. They produce truly world-class productions with an international creative team.


International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC 2018

The Festival’s first year brings Costa Rican, French, French-Canadian & Puerto Rican puppet companies to New York City.

It’s all happening at various theaters in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

The Puppetry Guild of Greater New York is hosting Puppet Cabaret nights on Friday and Saturday, August 10 – 11, at 11 pm.

On Saturday, August 11, puppet artists will talk with the audiences. There is also an Artist Symposium for puppet company directors.

Abrazo Interno Gallery and LES Gallery at The Clemente are exhibiting Puerto Rican and Cuban puppet art along with works by Teatro SEA artists and from Teatro SEA’s world puppet collection August 8 – 12,  from 11 am – 11 pm.

The Ganesha puppet in the Festival’s key image is very appropriate. Ganesha is the Hindu remover of obstacles, patron of arts and sciences, and god of intellect and wisdom. We can all use a little of that.


International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC Shows

Sueño

Teatro SEA is presenting Sueño, it’s Latino version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In English.

Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story

Puerto Rican puppet company Agua, Sol y Sereno presents Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story.

Nana Raíz

Costa Rican puppet company Compañía La Bicicleta presents Nana Raíz.

Le Grand Oeuvre (The Great Work)

French – Canadian puppet company La Tortue Noire presents Le Grand Ouvre (The Great Work).

Le Cri Quitodien (The Daily Scream)

French puppet company Les Anges au Plafond presents Le Cri Quitodien (The Daily Scream).


International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC Latin Schedule

These are the Latin productions, but one of the beautiful things about puppetry is that it transcends language and nationality.

Opening Night ~ Wednesday, August 8

Opening Night festivities are in La Plaza at The Clemente

  • Puppet Parade & Red Carpet at 7 pm
  • Awards Ceremony at 7:30 pm
  • Teatro SEA’s Sueño at 8 pm

Thursday, August 9, 2018

  • French puppet company Les Anges au Plafond presents Le Cri Quotidien (The Daily Scream) in Teatro SEA at 6 pm.
  • French – Canadian puppet company La Tortue Noire presents Le Grand Oeuvre (The Great Work) in Teatro LaTea at 6 pm.
  • Teatro SEA presents Sueño in La Plaza at 8 pm. FREE with registration

Friday, August 10, 2018

  • French puppet company Les Anges au Plafond presents Le Cri Quotidien (The Daily Scream) in Teatro SEA at 6 pm
  • Puerto Rican puppet company Agua, Sol y Sereno presents Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story (mostly in Spanish) in the Flamboyán Theater at 6 pm
  • French – Canadian puppet company La Tortue Noire presents Le Grand Oeuvre (The Great Work) in Teatro LaTea at 6 pm
  • Teatro SEA presents Sueño in La Plaza at 8 pm. FREE with registration
  • Teatro SEA presents puppetry films in Teatro SEA at 9:30 pm
  • French – Canadian puppet company La Tortue Noire presents Le Grand Oeuvre (The Great Work) in Teatro LaTea at 9:30 pm
  • Great Small Woks presents Puppet Cabaret: Spaghetti Dinner in the Flamboyán Theater at 10:30 pm

Saturday, August 11, 2018

  • Costa Rican puppet company Compañía La Bicicleta presents Nana Raíz in Teatro SEA at 11 am.
  • Puerto Rican puppet company Agua, Sol y Sereno presents Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story (mostly in Spanish) in the Flamboyán Theater at 6 pm
  • The Festival screens puppet films in Teatro SEA at 6 pm. FREE
  • Teatro SEA presents Sueño in La Plaza at 8 pm. FREE with registration
  • French puppet company Les Anges au Plafond presents Le Cri Quotidien (The Daily Scream) in Teatro SEA at 9:30 pm
  • The Puppetry Guild of Greater New York presents Puppet Cabaret: NYC Women of Puppetry in the Flamboyán Theater at 11 pm

Sunday, August 12, 2018

  • Costa Rican puppet company Compañía La Bicicleta presents Nana Raíz in Teatro SEA at 11 am.
  • The Festival screens puppet films in Teatro SEA at 3 pm. FREE
  • Puerto Rican puppet company Agua, Sol y Sereno presents Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story (mostly in Spanish) in the Flamboyán Theater at 3 pm
  • French – Canadian puppet company La Tortue Noire presents Le Grand Oeuvre (The Great Work) in Teatro LaTea at 6 pm
  • Teatro SEA presents Sueño in La Plaza at 8 pm. FREE with registration

International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC Tickets

Many events are free, but still require a ticket.

Tickets are available at the door and online at puppetfringenyc.com


Visit the International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC

Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002
(between Delancey and Rivington)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Subway

  • (F) to Delancey St and walk two blocks east to Suffolk St and one block north
  • (J) (M) (Z) to Delancey – Essex St

 


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