OWS Puppet Guild presents: Occupy the Holidays!
This holiday, Occupy Wall Street is giving the city of New York the gift of a an outdoor spectacle with puppets, dancers, and more
Occupy the Holidays: The Occupy Wall Street Arts & Culture Working Group along with the OWS Puppet Guild are bringing a giant puppet & performance spectacle to the streets of New York City.
Occupy the Holidays will showcase many different performance groups (masked performers, dancers, puppeteers, stilt walkers, musicians...) in a travelling piece of street theater as we tell the tale of Mayor Michael Scroogeberg and his quest to find the best (and moste expensive!) gift this Holiday season.
The OWS puppet guild has had an overwhelming amount of support for our unique artistic contribution to the movement. As has been show for hundreds of years, puppets are a very special and potent tool in the battle for a new consciousness. They help us educate ourselves and others, and they help us celebrate what we've accomplished so far. They will help us tell our story and continue to grow this movement and re-inspire our faling democracy.
But making giant puppets in nyc is expensive! We learned a lot in Occupy Halloween about the cost of storing, transporting, feeding volunteers and this new ambitious budget will help us create a revolutionary theatrical event like no other. Any size contribution will help!
And if you can't donate, please repost/retweet/share this link widely!
Here are some links to press & pictures from Occupy Halloween:
A small sampling of Occupy Halloween coverage & photos
and our first prototype educational hand puppet ;)
- (20 days)