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The Quiet Americans came to our studio to build in prep for this exorcism of the NSA from a scary fortress in lower manhattan. Join them in the ritual and music and help petrify TITANPOINTE with your phones! ...

Exorcise the NSA spyhub Titanpointe!

April 15, 2017, 12:00pm - April 15, 2017, 1:00pm

33 Thomas Street

On April 15th, The Quiet American will perform a rite of exorcism on the building at 33 Thomas Street, codenamed ‘TITANPOINTE’ in NSA files recently released by Edward Snowden. The building is a major communications hub nominally owned by AT&T, but which houses at least two floors of NSA data collection facilities. More information forthcoming!

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The impossible is now the inevitable, as Mayor Bill de Blasio announces a plan to #CloseRikers! Congratulations to all the amazing community groups who made this happen! ...

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TONIGHT! Come check out Joe Therrien, Sam Wilson, and Jason Hicks perform a hand-puppet show about grandma virtuously robbing a bank for the people! Followed by Rumput, a Richmond VA based group of cranky artists and puppeteers performing to music inspired by traditional Indonesian & Americana string music!

More info:

Sunday March 26th
at The Jalopy Theater
315 Columbia Street Red Hook
Doors at 7! Puppet Show at 7:30 followed by even MORE FUN!!
Tickets $10
Don't Miss IT!

"The Banks are Made of Marble"

A 25 Minute hand puppet show starring the great Judy as she navigates solutions for being poor, evicted, and dealing with dental problems in NYC. Desperate times call for desperate measures! What will Judy learn about the banking system and the relationship between debt and money, consumption and growth? Classic puppetry in our modern times.

AND we're opening for,

Rumput

Rumput is a ten member ensemble based in Richmond Virginia that plays kroncong (a string-band tradition from the streets of Indonesia) and explores parallel threads with other traditions, notably old-time string-band music of the United States and British Isles, and Indonesian gamelan. We perform with large crankies (scrolling panoramas) and shadow puppets inspired by the rich tradition of Indonesian wayang kulit puppetry.

Gamelan Kusuma Laras will also do a set. This is the ensemble in residence at the Indonesian Consulate in midtown. They will perform traditional central Javanese court music with a small (5-6) person ensemble.
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The Boxcutter Cabaret Performs: The Banks are Made of Marble

March 26, 2017, 7:00pm - March 26, 2017, 10:00pm

The Boxcutter Collective, an NYC based troupe of puppetista resistors (including yours truly) is performing on: Sunday March 26th at The Jalopy Theater 315 Columbia Street Red Hook Doors at 7! Puppet Show at 7:30 followed by even MORE FUN!! Tickets $10 Don't Miss IT! "The Banks are Made of Marble" A 25 Minute hand puppet show starring the great Judy as she navigates solutions for being poor, evicted, and dealing with dental problems in NYC. Desperate times call for desperate measures! What will Judy learn about the banking system and the relationship between debt and money, consumption and growth? Classic puppetry in our modern times. AND we're opening for, Rumput Rumput is a ten member ensemble based in Richmond Virginia that plays kroncong (a string-band tradition from the streets of Indonesia) and explores parallel threads with other traditions, notably old-time string-band music of the United States and British Isles, and Indonesian gamelan. We perform with large crankies (scrolling panoramas) and shadow puppets inspired by the rich tradition of Indonesian wayang kulit puppetry. Gamelan Kusuma Laras will also do a set. This is the ensemble in residence at the Indonesian Consulate in midtown. They will perform traditional central Javanese court music with a small (5-6) person ensemble.

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Five Years Ago - Union Square 🙂 ...

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New Site!

We have a new website! It will definitely be undergoing changes as we add content and modify the style, but it’s a start! In the meantime, you can visit our Facebook page for a LOT of beautiful content.

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The People's Puppets of Occupy Wall Street was founded in Zuccotti Park, in the first two weeks of the Occupation of New York City. It continues on as a collective that helps other activists build beautiful and effective visuals for actions.