Dream Music Puppetry


MAR 8-25

Three weeks of new puppet theatre! Dream Music’s second annual puppetry festival will present new works. Artists Poncili Creación and The Daxophone Consort, Sachiyo Takahashi, gamin, Kalan Shh (enormousface), Tristan Allen, and It Figures will present their new creations for you! They pair live-music with expansive puppetry, or force us to stop and face reality, or focus us inward so closely we don’t know when to look away, or simply reveal tender delicious fantasies-you will love being lost in every moment of it!

MAR 8 – 11

Mother Mold by It Figures

Mother Mold is a table top puppet show. It has no beginning or end. It’s about getting lost and found and how to breathe through the in between. 

Tin Iso and the Dawn by Tristan Allen

Tin Iso and the Dawn is a shadow puppet symphony performed alongside an original album. The project shares the origins of an imaginary world, the first chapter to a grand overarching story told through music and puppetry.

MAR 10 – 19

Deeper Closer Warmer by Poncili Creación and The Daxophone Consort

A new theatrical collaboration between puppeteers Poncili Creación and experimental musicians The Daxophone Consort, Deeper Closer Warmer is an ancient surgery that examines the crevices of flesh and consciousness.

MAR 22 – 23

The Emotions 

The Emotions is a two-act experimental music performance co-conceived by Korean master instrumentalist gamin and Japanese composer and artist Sachiyo Takahashi.

The Emotions: Equinox by Sachiyo Takahashi 

An abstract storytelling through puppets/objects, live projection, and original music, developed in collaboration with Korean video and object designer Yudam and puppet builder/puppeteer Emma Wiseman.

The Emotions: Impermanence by gamin

An experimental music theater piece exploring avenues to bridge the gap between traditional and modern, movement and stillness, sound and visual.

MAR 24 – 25

Offal Unstory by Kalan Shh (enormousface) 

Offal Unstory explores the brutal alchemy the human race has been exacting on the “Natural” world, transforming Life into Garbage.


Buy three shows, get one FREE! The PUPPETOPIA Package includes a ticket to Deeper Closer Warmer, Mother Mold & Tin Iso and the Dawn, The Emotions, and Offal Unstory.

Art Direction and Graphic Design by Yasmin Santana.

Puppetopia is made possible through the generous lead support of Cheryl Henson and The Jim Henson Foundation, with additional support from Brian Selznick and Heather Henson.


Tin Iso and The Dawn and Offal Unstory are supported with workshop grants from The Jim Henson Foundation.


Support for The Emotions is provided by the Jerome Foundation; Café Royal Cultural Foundation; and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Updated: March 8, 2023

HERE is now a mask-optional space. All patrons attending HERE performances and events will no longer be required to wear masks.

We ask all audience members to please stay home if they have a sore throat, are feeling sick in any other way, or have been recently exposed to COVID-19, and to please contact the box office for refunds or exchanges.

All of our performers, technicians, and staff members are required to be fully vaccinated and masked unless they are onstage performing. Additionally, they are participating in an active testing regimen to keep everyone as safe as possible.

HERE reserves the right to revise protocols as the rate of transmission changes and in light of new scientific data that may present itself.

For tickets to Mother Mold and Tin Iso and the Dawn, click here

For tickets to Deeper Closer Warmer, click here.

For tickets to The Emotions, click here

For tickets to Offal Unstory, click here.

10 tickets for $10 are available for every performance.

Buy three shows, get one FREE! The PUPPETOPIA Package includes a ticket to Deeper Closer Warmer, Mother Mold & Tin Iso and the Dawn, The Emotions, and Offal Unstory.

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