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Performer, Director, and Puppeteer Jenny Romaine, with Artist Rachel Schragis

Performer, Director, and Puppeteer Jenny Romaine, with Artist Rachel Schragis
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 7:15pm
Visiting Professionals Series
Haybarn Theatre at Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Rd.
Plainfield, VT

Jenny Romaine, founding member of Great Small Works, and artist Rachel Schragis to perform at the Goddard Graduate Institute* residency. Free and open to the public.

Jenny Romaine is a performer, director and puppeteer who has worked with the Bread and Puppet Theater, Janie Geiser, Chinese Theater Works, and Amy Trompetter. She is a founding member of the OBIE-winning GREAT SMALL WORKS collective and was music director of Jennifer Miller's free outdoor traveling CIRCUS AMOK for over a decade.

Romaine is obsessed with keeping theater at the heart of social life and makes shows in opera houses, living rooms, on the street, in clubs, houses of worship, in schools, jails, on the interwebs, on film, and even on the radio. She has spent over two decades working (nationally and internationally) with an intergenerational mob of Yiddishists to create radical Jewish culture..also called ethno-graphic surrealism. Her projects have included the SUKKOS MOB (soon to be featured in the series Punk Jews), The Memoirs of Glikl Hameln, and the JFREJ/Workmen's Circle PURIM SPIELS to name a few. She is a founder of the Perpetual New Year's Band LESSER PANDA, and in 2007 traveled to India with the Bond Street theater and Afghanistan's Exile theater as part of an international skills share in human rights based Street Performance.

She is an adjunct faculty at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Romaine's Recent Works, some focused on climate change and related issues:

Radio Interview of "Ellstein On the Beach"


Performed at Forest of the Future

Rachel Schragis is an artist, organizer and native New Yorker, with a goal of making art about climate change that isn't terrible. Her work is focused on visualizing complexity and interconnectedness. Rachel has been an active participant in Occupy Wall Street and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice. She is currently working with to organize creative engagement for the People's Climate March- the largest climate march in history, in NYC on September 21st!

*The Goddard Graduate Institute offers master's degrees in Health Arts & Sciences, Individualized Studies, and Social Innovation and Sustainability.