Theater of Trash

Instructor: Paul Zaloom

Wednesday October 19, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: $50 ($35 for Puppets at Night Members).

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn from the world-renowned puppeteer and object theater luminary, Paul Zaloom. In this workshop participants will be introduced to the world of object theater (or, in it's comic low-brow form, the 'Theater of Trash.') You’ll be guided through performance techniques and explore how to bring everyday household items and found objects to life. 

Zaloom presents, for discussion and exploration, a variety of topics relevant to performance and object theater with special attention on improvisation, free association, humor, child’s play as process, the nature of objects, and puppetry in general. Participants will then dig into hands on work in creating performances with select objects and materials that you bring yourself! 
A great opportunity for anyone interested in puppetry & performance, but fun and accessible for all! 

About the Instructor: Called 'one of the most original and talented political satirists working in the theater' by the New York Times, Paul Zaloom is an OBIE-winning puppeteer, filmmaker, actor, and performance artist who has written, designed and performed 15 solo spectacles, including Fruit of Zaloom, Zaloominations, Sick But True, The Mother of All Enemies, and White Like Me. A recipient of an OBIE, a BESSIE, an American Theater Wing design award, an L.A. Weekly Theater Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Zaloom is also know for his role as the wild and wooly scientist Beakman on the science education cult classic, Beakman's World.

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