DIRT: The Secret Life of Soil

DIRT: The Secret Life of Soil

VIEW VIDEO CLIP.   Where does food “come from” and from what is it made? Here’s a lively primer for urban bumpkins and upcountry gardeners alike. Fusing cutting-edge science and age-old puppetry, DIRT takes audiences on an extravagant journey of...
Tales From The Odyssey

Tales From The Odyssey

With a colorful cast of characters and deft sleight-of-hand, puppeteer/poet Patrick Wadden brings to life Homer’s ancient epic of Odysseus and his trouble-fraught journey home from the Trojan War.

Hook, Line & Sinker

Hook, Line & Sinker

Hook line and sinker is Arm Of The Sea’s newest production that tells the tale of fishing in the Hudson River.

The Rejuvenary River Circus

The Rejuvenary River Circus

This CIRCUS is an allegorical tale featuring gorgeous masks and puppet characters, a bio-morphic set design and live original music.

Turtle Island Medicine Show

Turtle Island Medicine Show

TURTLE ISLAND MEDICINE SHOW is a contemporary fable and cautionary tale inspired by the Lenape Indian origin story, and by current climate reports. The show features whimsical kinetic sculptures, richly painted paper mache masks and puppet figures that range from...
City That Drinks The Mountain Sky: Part Two

City That Drinks The Mountain Sky: Part Two

Heralded as one of the wonders of the world, New York City’s ingenious system of aqueducts and reservoirs provides clear mountain water from the Catskills to nine million downstate residents.

Into The Light

Into The Light

INTO THE LIGHT is a dance/theater collaboration by The Vanaver Caravan and Arm-of-the-Sea Theater. It features the Caravan’s dancers and musicians and Arm-of-the-Sea’s signature masks and puppet figures in the coming-of-age story about a young girl named...
2013 Esopus Creek Puppet Suite – "A Bend in the Crick of Time"

2013 Esopus Creek Puppet Suite – "A Bend in the Crick of Time"

  A BEND IN THE CRICK OF TIME – True Tall Tales From Olde Saugerties Presented Aug. 23-25, 2013 at Tina Chorvas Waterfront Park in Saugerties NY. Cast and production credits available here.  Read press coverage here. A video of the August 24th performance...
The 2012 Esopus Creek Puppet Suite – UNDER MILL WHEELS

The 2012 Esopus Creek Puppet Suite – UNDER MILL WHEELS

2012 Esopus Creek Puppet Suite – UNDER MILL WHEELS This production was presented Aug. 24 & 25, 2012 at Tina Chorvas Waterfront Park in Saugerties, NY. Bart Friedman’s three-part video of the show can be viewed at these links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3....
To Defy the Beast

To Defy the Beast

TO DEFY THE BEAST is inspired by ancient Greek tragic drama, and by Barbara Ehrenreich’s book Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War.  The show premiered as our 2003 Esopus Creek Puppet Suite, featuring music by Thomas Workman and The Big Sky...