The 2019 UConn Winter Puppet Slam will feature work by New York-based movement director Kate Brehm, who devises visual theater with puppets and physical acting. She will perform To Be Continued Indefinitely, a toy theater puppet show that presents a minute and finite representation of the infinite cycle of creation and destruction in the universe. Boston puppeteer Harry La Coste will perform Uke Can Do It!, which features a ukelele-playing puppet named Big Red Bernie and audience participation. UConn Puppet Arts Technical Supervisor Paul Spirito will present a live video projection of a toy theater show performed from his seat in the front row. The UConn Winter Puppet Slam will also feature new works by UConn graduate and undergraduate Puppet Arts students, and digital animations by students of Digital Media and Design Professor Anna Lindemann. Funding for the UConn Winter Puppet Slam is made possible in part by the Puppet Slam Network.
The UConn Winter Puppet Slam is free and open to the public; donations are greatly appreciated. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
These performances are recommended for mature audiences.