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The Paradise Factory

64 East 4th ST b/t Bowery & 2nd Ave
New York, NY
Kimi Maeda uses sand to fuel her storytelling

The Ephemera Trilogy *

The Tank

February 21 - March 12, 2017
Feb. 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - 8 p.m.
Feb. 26 - 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Feb. 27 - 8 p.m.
March 1, 2, 3, 4 - 8 p.m.
March 5 - 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
March 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 - 8 p.m.
March 12, 2017, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
General - $20, Student - $15, Reserved Seating - $30

Paper and sand, light and shadow, memory and identity, the familiar and the strange; woven together these are the elements that compose Kimi Maeda’s ephemera trilogy. Developed over a period of six years, ephemera’s three short solo performances use a range of innovative storytelling techniques and stunning visuals to explore the artist's bi-cultural identity and family history, from a Japanese American internment camp during World War II, to postwar Japan, to suburban New England.

About the Artists

Created and performed by Kimi Maeda
With music by Bill Carson and Kishi Bashi

Kimi Maeda is a theatre artist based in Columbia, SC whose intimate visual performances cross disciplines and push boundaries. Her ephemera trilogy is a collection of sand drawing and shadow performances that deal with memory, home, and trans-cultural identity.

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Seed Grant (2014) and Presenters Grant (2017)

Muriel Schulman Theater at Triskelion Arts

306 Calyer Street
Brooklyn , NY

Puppet Playlist #23 - Beyoncé

Sinking Ship Productions

March 2 - 3, 2017
March 2nd at 8:30pm
March 3rd at 7pm and 9pm

After cultivating a successful empire of music, visual albums, perfume, and the latest launch of an exercise clothing line, she’s headed to the final frontier of performance: puppetry.* That’s right, Queen Bey is here to slay. As they say, if you like it then you shoulda put a puppet on it.

Every few months, we invite a group of talented puppeteers and musicians to create original works of puppetry and exciting reinterpretations of music based on a particular musical theme (voted on by the audience at the previous show). This playlist features original works by the songs of the AMAZING Beyoncé mixed with live musical interpretations by some of New York’s awesome singer-songwriters. You knowles it’s gonna be awesome!

*The actual Beyoncé will not be involved in any way.

The Hive

20 Cook St.
Brooklyn, NY


Hit The Lights! Theater Co.

March 23 - April 2, 2017
March 23rd-25th
March 29th-April 2nd
Doors at 7pm, Performance at 8pm, Party hard after

Using handmade shadow puppets, vintage overhead projectors, and influenced by punk rock music, Hit the Lights! Theater Co. invites you to catch a glimpse of the world that brought us a certain legendary white whale and the men that hunt him.

Hit the Lights! Theater Co. is an award-winning artistic agreement based in New York City who make theater, music, and online content and are committed to telling simple stories in unconventional ways.

New World Stages

340 West 50th Street
New York, NY

Photo: Carol Rosegg

Avenue Q

Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx (Music & Lyrics), Jeff Whitty (Book)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:00pm
Saturday - 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday - 3:00pm & 7:30pm

AVENUE Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. There's Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fiancee Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his roommate Rod -- a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate. And would you believe the building's superintendent is Gary Coleman?!? (Yes, that Gary Coleman.) Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Puppetry in NYC title image is from Project B - 3 Works, photo by Jane Stein.