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Dec 13, 2005
Dec 13, 2005
Segal Theater

An evening with Peter Schumann and the Bread and Puppet Theater

The Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 on New York City’s Lower East Side by Silesian-born sculptor and horeographer Peter Schumann. After a four-year residency at Goddard College, the Theater moved to its permanent home on a farm in Glover in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont in 1974. Until 1998, an annual performance known as Our Domestic Resurrection Circus was held at the farm in late August, drawing crowds of up to 40,000. Now the Bread and Puppet Theater produces a lively ongoing summer season from June through the end of August with the help of an internship company. During the rest of the year, the Bread and Puppet Theater tours its indoor shows and massive outdoor spectacles in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. Their pageants have a broad themeoriented appeal to large non-elite audiences. They address social, political, and environmental issues, or simply the common urgencies of our lives. Peter Schumann and the Bread and Puppet Theater have received the Obie Award, the Erasmus Award from Amsterdam, the Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and the Puppeteers of America Award.

Moderated by Amy Trompetter, World Theatre Program, Barnard College, New York City.

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2005, Martin E. Segal Theatre