Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bread and Puppet Theater Celebrates 50 Years

This last weekend I visited Goddard College in Vermont.  There, I saw a performance piece by the founder of the Bread and Puppet Theater, Peter Schumann.

If you are not familiar with the work of Bread and Puppet Theater, they are a puppet group focused on art and politics.  They started in New York City in the 1960's and were an important voice in the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War.  Since then, the group moved to Vermont and they are linked with Goddard College due to their proximity.

They put on annual events each year in Vermont and do performances around the world as well.  The group is known for getting the community involved in their performances. The below is an example of their work. The environment is a recurring theme.

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