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Workshop: Theater of Trash

Paul Zaloom (Los Angeles, CA)

9/15, 7-9 PM, 118 Elliot, BrattleboroRegister

A very 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.  You’ll be guided through performance techniques and explore how to bring everyday household items and found objects to life.

Paul 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! To learn more and reserve your space in this workshop call us at (802) 387-4051 or purchase your space online here.

About Paul Zaloom:

Performance artist and puppeteer, Paul Zaloom has written, designed and performed 14 solo spectacles, including The Fruit of Zaloom, Velvetville, 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 wacked-out, weirdo scientist Beakman on the science education cult classic, Beakman’s World. Zaloom has co-created a toy theater puppet version of Sandow Birk’s Dante’s Inferno; the feature length film premiered at Slamdance in January, 2007, and is currently available on Netflix.