This week in our Theater: OPEN STUDIOS!

Ever stared at an art piece and wondered what the process was to put it together?   This week, our LABA Fellows are in the Theater, experimenting and rehearsing exciting new pieces in development.


The picture features the innovative video technology/shadow puppet work being developed by LABA artist Zvi Sahar.  Zvi uses live video feed projections to integrate miniature puppetry, live visual art installations, and actors into a unique theater piece.  The Open Studios gave Zvi a chance to experiment with the help of our talented theater technical staff.  Look for the premiere of his new piece at our Blueprint Festival May 17-19, 2012.

Another piece rehearsing in the theater this week is Hanna and the Moonlit Dress, an exciting new children’s musical coming to the 14th Street Y in January.  The show is based on the beloved Israeli children’s book ” Hanna’s Shabbat Dress.”  Join Hanna and her friends, including Edna the cow, Zuzzi the dog, the Coalman and the Moon, in an interactive musical theater experience.  Hanna helps a stranger, and in the process accidentally dirties her white dress, newly sewn by her mother for Shabbat.  Her distress is relieved, however, when she discovers the magic of a good deed. Children will help create the world of the play by crafting paper masks, costumes, and set pieces with the actors.

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