"Be the Media" Institute for Subversive Papier Maché, with Bread and Puppet Theater

Date(s) - Saturday 10/20/2012
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Bread and Puppet Institute for Subversive Papier Maché offers lessons in street theater and parades!  Let Bread and Puppet guide you in creatively communicating your voice in the parade and beyond!

REGISTER at: mediasanctuary.org/workshopregistration 

Please note: this workshop is free, although donations would be appreciated! (if you choose to come for free, please fill out “Scholarship Requested” on form. Thanks!) 

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Learn how to make picture stories (cantastoria), create signs and use found musical objects, learn about hand puppets and giants for rallies, passion plays and parades. Let Bread and Puppet guide you in creatively communicating your voice!

The workshop culminates in a parade through North Troy to Freedom Square, where workshop participants join Bread and Puppet in a prologue to their performance.

With this workshop, we begin our 18-month community art project, “Found Art in North Troy!”



11:00 – 3:00 Street Theater Workshop @ the Sanctuary (3361 6th Ave.)

3:00 – 4:00    Parade! Starts @ Troy Central Little League (Swift & 7th) and ends @Freedom Square (6th Ave & 101st Street)

4:00 – 5:00  “The Circus of Possibilitarians” Performance by Bread and Puppet @ Freedom Square. (101st Street where 5th and 6th Aves meet)

5:00 – 5:45 Sonagi Project @ Freedom Square

6:00 – 8:00 Community Potluck plus Art Gallery Opening @ the Sanctuary

Details for participants: MAKING THE PARADE

If you choose to participate please consider the following questions.  (Not required. If you wish to attend StoryHarvest and jump into the action, well, that’d be great too!

            • What is your group’s passion?  (Your story!)

            • What message or image do you want to convey in the parade?

            • What do you want to DO in the parade? (make music, dance, ride bikes, etc.)

            • How many people do you expect from your group?


We need supplies to make this parade.  Collect from what exists around you! (Bringing supplies is not required for participation, but will help.)

 • cardboard — big pieces, get from furniture and appliance stores — (5′ square), can be smaller too

• latex house paint — black and or other colors

• brushes  (minimum 1 inch)

• sticks (something you can staple a sign to — 3-4 ‘ long, 1″ or fatter, so people can wrap their hands around to carry), flat sticks are good — but also cut saplings

• mat and utility knives

• staple guns

• stuff on which to bang: buckets, tin cans, hunks of metal, etc.

• anything you can use as a musical instrument