Puppet Playlist #20: Billy Joel

Puppet Playlist #20: Billy Joel
March 9, 2016 puppeteer


March 17 & 18 at Triskelion Arts

Brooklyn, NY – Sinking Ship Productions (Josh Luxenberg and Jon Levin, Co-Artistic Directors) and The Tank (Rosalind Grush and Rania Jumaily, Co-Artistic Directors) announce Puppet Playlist #20: Billy Joel on March 17 & 18 at Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St, Greenpoint, Brookyln). Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.puppetplaylist.com (Early Bird Special of $13 until March 14). Performances will be at 8:30pm on Thursday March 17 and 7:30pm and 9:30pm on Friday March 18.

You have a choice. You can go see the actual Billy Joel at MSG, or you can come to Brooklyn and see some ridiculously talented puppeteers and musicians create all-new interpretations of Billy Joel’s music as part of Puppet Playlist #20 (#20!). Only one of them is Billy like you’ve never seen him before.

Puppet Playlist takes brilliant puppeteers and talented musicians and slams them together into an evening of live theater to stir the senses. This Playlist features original works of puppetry inspired by the songs of Billy Joel, mixed with live musical interpretations by some of New York’s awesome singer-songwriters.

Featuring puppetry performances by: Evolve Company (Tanya Khordoc & Barry Weil); Jon Levin & Michael Schupbach; Norah Solorzano & Alex Young; Heather Piper; Doppelskope and Yoshie Fruchter & Friends; Brodrick Jones; and Playlab NYC. And featuring music performances by: Sweet Soubrette; Frilly Jowels; Brodrick Jones; Robot and Toaster!

For the last six years, Puppet Playlist has played to sold-out audiences, and we are a Time Out New York “Critics Pick!” Previous performers (and their work) have been seen all over New York and throughout the world, on, off- and off-off-Broadway, at HERE Arts Center, Shakespeare in the Park, the Metropolitan Opera, FringeNYC, Lincoln Center, with Jim Henson Productions, Sesame Street, and The Muppets.

Puppet Playlist is a presentation of Sinking Ship Productions and The Tank, and is made possible, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), as well as by generous funding from the Puppet Slam Network.

About Sinking Ship Productions:

Sinking Ship Productions, founded by Josh Luxenberg and Jon Levin, is a Brooklyn-based theater company dedicated to the unusual and the surprising. We often choose material that is not overtly theatrical, and take particular delight in finding unexpected ways to tell the story. We draw from a wide variety of techniques, including puppetry, object manipulation, music and movement, to create distinctly visual work.

About The Tank:

The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter serving emerging artists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas and forms of expression. We serve over 1,000 artists every year in over 350 performances, and work across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, public affairs, and storytelling. Our goal is to foster an environment of inclusiveness and remove the burden of cost from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form.


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