XPT Returns to Center for Puppetry Arts May 16 to19, 2013


Center For Puppetry ArtsWHAT: Xperimental Puppetry Theater by Various Artists

Artists of all disciplines join forces to create bold, original performances in Xperimental Puppetry Theater (XPT). For four nights only, May 16-19, patrons can experience these unique short puppet performances and films from 12 different teams.  The lineup includes:

  • “The Ghost News,” a news program for ghosts, about ghosts (an installation by Johnny Drago)
  • “Fall of Man,” about the Garden of Eden (directed by Hannah Rose Broom)
  • “Sunflowers and Starry Nights,” about the life and travails of Van Gogh (directed by Tim Hand)
  • “Waiting for GA-DOT,” a parody of  “Waiting for Godot” featuring truckers stuck on the side of a highway in Georgia (by Jessika Cutts and PostModern Collapse Improv Theatre)
  • “Floating,” a black light piece about astronauts and aliens (by the KSU Puppet Troupe)
  • “Time to Eat the Dogs,” about an ill-fated arctic expedition (directed by Lee Bryan)
  • “Ed is a Portal,” a film about creatures from another world entering our world through a man’s head (directed by Sam Carter)
  • And more!

Through XPT, the Center for Puppetry Arts is able to provide the opportunity for theater newcomers and seasoned professionals to showcase their talents by inviting them to write, direct, construct, and perform experimental works for the puppet stage. Recommended for ages 18 and older, XPT proves that puppets are
not just for kids.

A beer and wine bar will be open before the show and during intermission.

WHEN: May 16-19, 2013

Thursday – Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 5pm

Talkback with the artists following every performance

WHERE: Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street NW Atlanta, GA 30309


Tickets are $7 (Members) and $12 (Nonmembers) and include entry to the performance and all museum exhibits. ORDER TICKETS ONLINE AT www.puppet.org/perform/xpt13.shtml OR CALL 404-873-3391.

Explore the Center’s permanent museum exhibit PUPPETS: The Power of Wonder, as well as the newest special exhibit Wild, Wooly, and Wonderful featuring animal puppets from around the world.  And, don’t miss the latest puppets on display in the Center’s exclusive Jim Henson exhibits. Visit www.puppet.org/museum for more information.