DIRT: The Secret Life of Soil

DIRT: The Secret Life of Soil

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 discovery into the...
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...
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...
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...