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BWW Review: Gun Violence Abounds in the Experimental Digital Puppetry Show FEAR IN TH Photo BWW Review: Gun Violence Abounds in the Experimental Digital Puppetry Show FEAR IN THE WESTERN WORLD at Target Margin Theater
by Joe Lombardi - Jan 5, 2020

Gun violence is the focus in the wildly experimental digital puppetry show, Fear in the Western World.  A couple and their daughter are looking for a new home.  They find one in Nesthaven, a gated community.  There are lots of problems outside.  A community website posts about the dangers.  At one point, we hear they've 'got to build taller fences around Nesthaven.'

Target Margin Theater Presents FEAR IN THE WESTERN WORLD Photo Target Margin Theater Presents FEAR IN THE WESTERN WORLD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 18, 2019

Target Margin Theater (Founding Artistic Director David Herskovits, Associate Artistic Director Moe Yousuf) presents the world premiere of Fear in the Western World, a digital puppetry performance that examines gun control and fear in contemporary America. Created by David Commander (Steve Of Tomorrow, Big Art Group) and Rob Ramirez (Cycling '74), Fear in the Western World looks at the apparatus of fear and how both the repulsion and compulsion towards guns play into their power to oppress. Written and directed by Commander, Fear in the Western World runs January 2-19 at Target Margin Theater's THE DOXSEE as part of TMT Presents and The Exponential Festival. It opens on January 5.

Tickets Are Available for The Exponential Festival 2020 Photo Tickets Are Available for The Exponential Festival 2020
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2019

The Exponential team is gearing up for January 2020 - visiting the spaces with artists, consulting on projects and resources, and gathering information to share with our communities.

Target Margin Theater to Present FEAR IN THE WESTERN WORLD As Part of The Exponential Photo Target Margin Theater to Present FEAR IN THE WESTERN WORLD As Part of The Exponential Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2019

Target Margin Theater (Founding Artistic Director David Herskovits, Associate Artistic Director Moe Yousuf) is proud to present the world premiere of Fear in the Western World, a digital puppetry performance that examines gun control and fear in contemporary America. Created by David Commander (Steve Of Tomorrow, Big Art Group) and Rob Ramirez (Cycling '74), Fear in the Western World looks at the apparatus of fear and how both the repulsion and compulsion towards guns play into their power to oppress. Written and directed by Commander, Fear in the Western World runs January 2-19 at Target Margin Theater's THE DOXSEE as part of TMT Presents and The Exponential Festival. It opens on January 5.

Target Margin Theater Announces 2019-2020 Season Photo Target Margin Theater Announces 2019-2020 Season
by Julie Musbach - Oct 8, 2019

After opening its first permanent home in November 2017 with an inaugural season that began a multi-year focus on The One Thousand and One Nights and then, in October 2018, launching its first curated presenting series, Target Margin Theater is announces its 2019a?"2020 season, which proudly builds on all of this experimentation and supports even more risk-taking artists and theatrical works in Brooklyn and beyond.

SPECIAL EFFECTS FESTIVAL: CLUSTERF*CK and More Coming Up at the wild project This Win Photo SPECIAL EFFECTS FESTIVAL: CLUSTERF*CK and More Coming Up at the wild project This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

The wild project has announced its current and upcoming shows for this winter - scroll down for details!

NUBLU MUSIC OF NOW, OUR BIG F*CKING SHOW and More Coming Up This Winter at The Wild P Photo NUBLU MUSIC OF NOW, OUR BIG F*CKING SHOW and More Coming Up This Winter at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

The Wild Project has just announced its current and upcoming projects for December and January. Scroll down for details!

STEVE OF TOMORROW Opens This Week at the Collapsable Hole
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

After a sold-out 2016 run at HERE Arts Center, STEVE OF TOMORROW, created by David Commander and Rob Ramirez, returns for an exclusive run at The Collapsable Hole (55 Bethune Street, between Washington and West Streets).

High-Tech Puppet Show STEVE OF TOMORROW to Open This Spring at The Collapsable Hole
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

After a sold-out 2016 run at HERE Arts Center, STEVE OF TOMORROW, created by David Commander and Rob Ramirez, returns for an exclusive run at The Collapsable Hole (55 Bethune Street, between Washington and West Streets).

Photo Flash: Immediate Media & The Collapsable Hole present STEVE OF TOMORROW
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 20, 2017

In video-puppetry extravaganza STEVE OF TOMORROW, a couchsurfing time traveler Steve appears at a crammed apartment shared by sci-fi blogger Ralph and his partner Scott. Steve lands in the middle of a media frenzy surrounding a corporate-produced hurricane. What ensues is a split-screen dark comedy about miscommunication in the age of ever-present media and a democracy interrupted by a flurry of pop-up windows.  

WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM? to Play Special Effects Festival at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Contemporary Performance's Special Effects Festival presents What's YOUR Problem? // A Deep Space Lounge Act, created by Lisa Clair Group, on January 6, 2016: 8PM at The Wild Project.

WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM? to Play Special Effects Festival at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Contemporary Performance's Special Effects Festival presents What's YOUR Problem? // A Deep Space Lounge Act, created by Lisa Clair Group, on January 6, 2016: 8PM at The Wild Project.

STEVE OF TOMORROW to Play HERE Arts Center
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 2, 2016

 Steve of Tomorrow is a multi-media, technology based puppet performance about a science fiction enthusiast who posts an open invitation on his blog for time travelers to visit him. Soon after, a man from the future named Steve appears, but he is a lazy, uncommunicative disappointment. Is he a freeloading fake or is this what we become?

HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program to Present MARCH OF THE PUPPETS, 3/11-19
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 2, 2016

HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program proudly presents March of the Puppets, taking place March 11 - 19.  March of the Puppets features three unique events: "Puppet Parlor 2016" (March 11 & 12), "The Joshua Show" (March 13) and "Steve of Tomorrow" (March 16 - 19).  Performances, detailed below, take place in the Dorothy B. Williams Theater at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue).            

David Lynch Burlesque, Patty Schemel, Robyn Hood, and More Come to Joe's Pub, 1/27-2/7
by Sally Henry Fuller - Jan 25, 2016

Critically-acclaimed cabarettist Molly Pope returns to Joe's Pub for the live recording of her very first album, An Audience with Molly Pope. Drawing from a catalogue of re-contextualized pop, theater and standards, the "viscerally thrilling alto" (Time Out New York) brings a mix of favorite repertoire and new material.

Over 14,000 People Attend 2015 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Nearly nine out of every ten seats were filled at last month's inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, a major success that attracted a total audience of more than 14,000 to 83 different festival events, sold out more than 80 percent of its shows, and played to 87 percent capacity over the course of its 12-day run, January 14-25.

2015 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Organizers of the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival presents the line-up of top contemporary puppets acts and artists from around the world, the U.S. and Chicago to be presented at venues large and small throughout the city today, January 14-25, 2015.

A VERY MUSLIM CHRISTMAS, SPECIAL EFFECTS and More Set for The Wild Project This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The Wild Project has announced its current and upcoming shows for December and January. Details below!

2015 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Lineup Announced; Runs Jan 14-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Organizers of the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival announced today the line-up of top contemporary puppets acts and artists from around the world, the U.S. and Chicago to be presented at venues large and small throughout the city January 14-25, 2015.

15th Annual Labapalooza! Returns to St. Ann's Warehouse, May 23‚Ä"26
by Kelsey Denette - May 15, 2013

The Puppet Lab, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary, is St. Ann's Warehouse's experimental haven for artists developing interdisciplinary projects for puppet and object theater. Under the direction of Lab Directors Matthew Acheson and Krissy Smith, participating artists and their collaborators have met weekly over several months to develop projects, share puppetry elements and other design and technical ideas, discuss plot structure and character development, and work on narrative. They will present their works in the annual Labapalooza! festival, which will run May 23 - 26 at St. Ann's Warehouse.

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