Thursday, December 1, 2011

LABA Open Studios at the 14th Street Y

This week, the LABA Fellows are in the 14th Street Y Theater, experimenting and rehearsing exciting new pieces in development.
Zvi Sahar at the LABA Open Studios at the 14th Street Y.
The picture features the innovative video technology/shadow puppet work being developed by LABA artist Zvi Sahar. Zvi uses live video feed projections to integrate miniature puppetry, live visual art installations, and actors into a unique theater piece.

The Open Studios gave Zvi a chance to experiment with the help of our talented theater technical staff. Look for the premiere of his new piece at our Blueprint Festival May 17-19, 2012.

Another piece rehearsing in the theater this week is Hanna and the Moonlit Dress, a new children’s musical coming to the 14th Street Y in January.

The show is based on the beloved Israeli children’s book ” Hanna’s Shabbat Dress.” Join Hanna and her friends, including Edna the cow, Zuzzi the dog, the Coalman and the Moon, in an interactive musical theater experience. Hanna helps a stranger, and in the process accidentally dirties her white dress, newly sewn by her mother for Shabbat. Her distress is relieved, however, when she discovers the magic of a good deed. Children will help create the world of the play by crafting paper masks, costumes, and set pieces with the actors.

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