“Puppetry, especially giant puppets, gives people glimpses of this bigger reality that is beyond what our minds normally inhabit.”
-Joe Therrien, Bread and Puppet Theater
In this episode of audio interference, we are speaking with folks from Bread and Puppet Theater, one of the oldest, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country. Bread and Puppet have been creating performances that tackle social justice issues, and feeding people homemade sourdough bread, since 1963.
We speak with puppeteers Amy Trompetter, Linda Elbow, Josh Krugman, Sam Wilson, and Joe Therrien about the group’s history and legacy of performance and activism work.
To learn more about bread and puppet, visit their website at www.breadandpuppet.org
We also have print materials from the Bread and Puppet Press in our archive, which you can stop by and see during our open hours, Thursday, 1-9pm and Friday-Sunday, 12-5pm.
The music in this episode is from “The Honey Lets Go Home Opera” by Bread and Puppet Theater, performed at a Theater for a New City in New York in December 2017.
Produced by Interference Archive.