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The Martin E. Segal Theater Center presents

Living Objects in Black

At the Segal Theatre Film and Performance Festival 2024

A film by

Jacqueline Wade

Documentary, Performance Art, Puppetry

This film will be available to watch online on the festival website May 16th onwards for 3 weeks.

About The Film


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Living Objects in Black Written and Directed
by Jacqueline Wade
"Living Objects in Black" is a moving spiritual documentary film about various Black puppeteers/fabricators and Black puppets who took part in the historical Living Objects: African American Puppetry exhibit at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at UCONN. Watch some of the puppets come to life in this fascinating magical film that explores puppetry through a Black lens.

If you are interested in screening this film, please contact Jacqueline Wade at and call 917-856-1844.

Written and Directed by Jacqueline Wade and various subjects. Nehprii Amenii, Brad Brewer, Ashley Bryan, Edna Bland, Garland Farwell, Susan Fulcher, Cedwan Hooks, Akbar Imhotep, Dirk Joseph, Tarish Pipkins, Papel Machete, and Yolanda Sampson. Co-curated by Dr. Paulette Richard

About The Artist(s)

Jacqueline Wade

Jacqueline Wade,  holds an MFA Degree from the City College of New York in Film. She holds a second   MFA for Integrated Media Arts Program at Hunter.  She worked as an adjunct professor at Hunter City University of New York in the Media and Film Department.   Jacqueline’ goal is to create works of art dealing with social justice issues and history. She combines theater with documentary-film,  animation and puppetry. Jacqueline  has performed at regional theaters throughout the country, including Wilma Theater, LaMaMa E.T.C.,  Classical Theater of Harlem and Bread and Puppet.  She has also written over 20 plays,   Jacqueline was a recipient of the Walt Disney Pride Rock Grant.  She received a Ralph Chesse  Scholarship to attend the National Puppetry Conference.   Jacqueline’s  puppet film “Osage”, was part of DOC NYC  Festival in November 2021. She recently created a 20ft Mother Earth Puppet  and her 18 foot Giant puppet Mumia Abu-Jamal.  Jacqueline was awarded in 2022 from New York Women in Film & Television 2022 Scholarship for exceptional work at Hunter in film.  2022-2023 Chicago International Puppet Theatre Festival-Puppet- Lab where Jacqueline created, “Consuewella:Triptych in MOVE”.   Consuwella Triptych in MOVE was accepted in the New Orleans Giant Puppet Festival 2024. Jacqueline was awarded the Creative Puppetry in the Classroom Grant from the Jane Henson Foundation.

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