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Public Programs Performances

The Chairs: Puppetry Performance and Demonstration with Theodora Skipitares

Fri, Dec 13, 2013  7 PM

On the occasion of Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama—Manhattan, 1970–1980, artist Theodora Skipitares will lead an evening of performance and demonstration around her practice of puppet theater. Skipitares along with Judith Malina, Jan Leslie Harding, and other guests will re-imagine Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist classic The Chairs as a puppet theater piece, interspersing live vignettes of performance with interactive demonstrations. Moving in and out of the performance space, Skipitares will combine her artistic and teaching practices to discuss the unique properties of puppetry.

This event is free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6–9 pm. There are no special tickets or reservations.

Theodora Skipitares, Skysaver, performance at Galerie ak, Frankfurt, November 8–16, 1980. Courtesy the artist. Photograph by Christian Hanussek

Theodora Skipitares, Skysaver, performance at Galerie ak, Frankfurt, November 8–16, 1980. Courtesy the artist. Photograph by Christian Hanussek