War Horse Puppet Creators to Talk at New School April 13
28 Mar 2011
Handspring Puppet Company founders Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, who brought the animals of War Horse to life in London and now on Broadway, will speak at the New School April 13 in Manhattan.
Jones and Kohler will take part in a free 6:30 PM discussion within the Tishman Auditorium, which will also include South African-born writer Yvette Christiansë and puppeteer Dan Hurlin (Disfarmer). The focus of the evening will be puppetry "as a contemporary medium of communication and advocacy."
War Horse began Broadway previews March 15 and will officially open April 14. The U.S. production reunites the entire original London creative team, but employs an all-American cast.
War Horse incorporates a series of life-sized equestrian puppets, which have the capability of strikingly lifelike movement. Each evocative creature is manipulated by an on-stage crew of three puppeteers who give life to a horse named Joey, as he grows from a skittish foal into a full-grown horse.
The New School's Tishman Auditorium is located at 66 West 12th Street.