Paper Canoe Theater to Stage A SOCK'S FABLES and LIGHT, A DARK COMEDY in 2016

By: Jan. 12, 2016

Paper Canoe Theater Company, a devised theatre company for families, presents A SOCK'S FABLES, a fun-filled, 45-minute, sock puppet show for kids 2+ based on Aesop's fables, by Greg Steinbruner with Paper Canoe Theater Company, in partnership with Triskelion Arts, at the Muriel Schulman Theater, also featuring a FREE puppet-making workshop.

Live music, adorable puppets, and enough knock-knock jokes to knock your socks off! An award-winning design team re-purposes everyday household objects into theatrical gems. Innovative Brooklyn-based family entertainment company, Paper Canoe, co-founded by Tami Stronach and Greg Steinbruner, re-imagine Aesop's classic fables as a slyly comic variety show with plenty of parent pleasing irony to jazz up the pithy wisdom of the ancient tales. A Williamsburg and Greenpoint insider favorite!

Tickets are $15 and available online at or $20 at the door, which includes a FREE puppet-making workshop immediately following the performance. For more information, visit

Immediately following the run of A SOCK'S FABLES, Paper Canoe Theater Company will ALSO present LIGHT, A DARK COMEDY beginning Saturday March 19th - Sunday May 1st for older children 8+ and families. Every Saturday and Sunday @ 10:30am (except March 27th) at Triskelion's Muriel Schulman Theater. More information to be announced!

Tami Stronach (Choreographer/Performer) Since appearing as The Childlike Empress in The Neverending Story, Tami has been creating interdisciplinary work for the last 20 years. Her theater credits include being an ensemble member of the acclaimed physical theater company the Flying Machine Theater for 7 years. Soho Rep. produced 4 of the Flying Machine's original works including Frankenstein, a Drama Desk nominated production. Tami Stronach formed her own company Tami Stronach Dance (TSD) in 2000. Since its formation TSD has been commissioned and presented by more than 30 venues in NYC including Danspace Project at St. Marks Church, FlickFest Festival, Between the Seas Festival, Here Art Center, Dance New Amsterdam, Triskelion Arts, La MaMa Etc., Dance Theater Workshop, Joyce Soho, Joe's Pub, The Flea, Movement Research at Judson Church, Ps122, Joyce Soho among others. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance from SUNY Purchase College and an M.F.A. in Dance from ADF/Hollins University. She has been on faculty at Marymount Manhattan College teaching dance composition and improvisation since 2011.

Greg Steinbruner (Writer/Performer) has been making theater in New York City for more than twenty years as an actor, playwright, and director. In that time he has originated roles with many wonderful companies including the 78th Street Theater Lab (The Nibroc Trilogy), Tectonic Theater Project (Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde), The Flying Machine (Signals of Distress), and many others. Recent directing projects include The Tempest, The Birds, and The Government Inspector at Ramapo College. Greg is also the narrator of several popular Young Adult and Children's series including Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol, The Magic Thief series by Sarah Prineas, and several characters in The Origami Yoda books by Tom Angleberger.

Paper Canoe Theater Company is a visionary team of theater artists who have recently become parents. As lifelong story tellers, directors, writers, and choreographers, we wanted to bring our attention to stories that would be good for families. We have a simple idea that families who tell and enjoy stories together are the happiest kind of families. Happy families make happy communities. Happy communities make a happier world. A Paper Canoe is 'devised transportation' for your imagination.

Triskelion Arts has a two-fold mission as a 501(c)3, non-profit organization: To foster the development and presentation of the performing arts by providing quality, affordable, accessible rehearsal, class, and performance space to the general public and to provide opportunities to the arts community, especially choreographers, for the creation and presentation of new work.

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