Co-founded in 1995 by Wesleyan alum Mark Sussman ’85, the six artists of the New York-based collective of Great Small Works met through their associations with Vermont’s Bread and Puppet Theater. The group draws on folk, avant-garde and popular theater traditions to address contemporary social issues. Performances at Wesleyan will include Three Graces, a cantastoria (picture-based storytelling work) in which three mythical graces—Harmony, Strategy and Splendor—float down to Earth for an op-art romp inspired by Grace Paley, Grace Kelly, Grace Jones and Grace Lee Boggs; and Toy Theater of Terror As Usual, Episode 12: Desert and Ocean, a surreal serial drama using excerpted texts and images quickly cut from daily newspapers.
“[Great Small Works has] breathed new, pointed life into the form of toy theater.”
—The Village Voice
Date: Friday, Feb 3rd and Saturday, Feb 4th
Time: 8-9 p.m.
Place: CFA Hall
Cost: $6 for students