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.

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 12"  to the 16 foot tall Tree of Life. Composer & music director Dean Jones' inventive [...]
At the Turning of the Tide

At the Turning of the Tide

AT THE TURNING OF THE TIDE AT THE TURNING OF THE TIDE is a performance spectacle celebrating the life and times of the Hudson River Estuary. Propelled by Dean Jones' live music and pithy narrative, the show draws from history, science, politics, and art to render a moving portrait of this influential tidal river. Archetypal mask and puppet [...]
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 Ensemble. View video excerpts from the show here. A curse is upon the [...]
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 From Under Mill Wheels, photo by Alen_Fetahi 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. From the Program: [...]
Criss-Crossing Borders – Cruzando Fronteras

Criss-Crossing Borders – Cruzando Fronteras

A bilingual journey to Central America. Jaguars prowl, monkeys howl, and a sea turtle saves a fisherman in this delightful series of tales inspired by Arm-of-the-Sea’s travels in Central America. Criss-Crossing Borders/ Cruzando Fronteras incorporates a handmade style of visual storytelling to portray kinship ties between animals and humans, and between people living on opposite [...]

DUE TO UNSTABLE WEATHER, THIS WEEKEND’S PERFORMANCES WILL BE HELD AT ST. MARY CHURCH HALL, 23 CEDAR ST., SAUGERTIES, NY