Culture Connect Featured Event
Co-founded in 1995 by Wesleyan alum Mark Sussman, 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. An Outside the Box Theater Series event presented by the Theater Department and the Center for the Arts.
“[Great Small Works has] breathed new, pointed life into the form of toy theater.”
—The Village Voice