50th Anniversary Events Calendar

This is a tentative and continually revised list of events we are planning in celebration of Bread and Puppet’s 50th Anniversary year. The listings will be updated as more of the planning gets firmed up. If you would like to host an event, show, exhibit, write an article about B & P or participate in some way, please contact us via email: [email protected] or [email protected]



6-13 January 2013: Food for Thought Books Collective Amherst MA, Many Faces of Art and Activism: an exhibition of Bread & Puppet photographs by Mark Dannenhauer


14 September, 2013: Boston College, Boston, MA, 50 Years Bread & Puppet: A Symposium at Boston College


2nd November  – 30th November, 2013: PRINTED MATTER BOOKSTORE, NEW YORK,  NOTHING IS NOT READY: Artists’ Books and Pamphlets by Peter Schumann and the Bread and Puppet Press 1963 – 2013. Curated by Max Schumann. Opening Reception Saturday, November 2nd, 5 – 7 pm, with fiddle lecture by Peter Schumann. Printed Matter, 195 10th Ave., NY, NY 10011. Hours: Mondays thru Weds and Saturdays from 11am-7pm. Thursdays and Fridays from11am-8pm. Admission: FREE. For more info call: 212-925-0325 or visit:www.printedmatter.org


14 November, 2013 – March 2014 :


The Queens Museum presents: Peter Schumann: The Shatterer, the first solo museum exhibition of Bread and Puppet founder and director Peter Schumann, will open in Fall 2013 at the Queens Museum as part of the first season in its newly expanded galleries. On view from November 9th, 2013–March 2014. Curated by Jonathan Berger and organized for the Queens Museum by Larissa Harris. Opening Reception Monday, November 11th from 6:00-8:00 pm, with fiddle lecture performed by Peter Schumann in the exhibition’s “Paper Mache Chapel.” Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368. Queens Museum hours: Wednesday-Sunday from 12:00-6:00 pm. Admission: Suggested donation. For more info call: 718-592-9700 or visit: www.queensmuseum.org.


2nd September, 2014 – 14th December,  2014:  Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Black and White with a Shatterer of Worlds Chapel. This exhibition will include performances, symposia, and workshops–stay tuned for more information!


Historic Show Revivals

Sunday 9th June, 2013  7pm: Goddard College, The Birdcatcher in Hell, a revival of one of the theater’s significant shows of the 1970’s


SUNDAY AFTERNOONS September 8th to September 22nd: Birdcatcher in Hell, 2pm: Bread & Puppet Farm, Glover, VT, Birdcatcher in Hell,  revival performances of this historic Bread and Puppet show from the 1970’s with members of the original cast from that time

50th Anniversary Summer on Bread & Puppet farm:

July 7th – August 25th : Every Sunday afternoon performances of The Total This and That Deathlife Circus in Two Parts: Part 1–This, and Part Two–That


July 5th – Aug 23rd : Every Friday evening in July performances of Zebra, a new show to be invented this spring, and in August performances of Shatterer of Worlds Chapel with Naturalization Services for Applicants Requesting Citizenship in the Shattered World, in the papermache cathedral

(*For more detailed description of the full summer program click on  Summer Schedule in the navigation bar)

Other Performances and Screenings

16th June, 2013: Bread and Puppet Theater, The Legend of the True Cross: a puppet show based on the life of Piero della Francesca

Fall 2013 : Tour of France and Italy, The Legend of the True Cross: a puppet show based on the life of Piero della Francesca


November 7th – 24th, 2013 : WEST PARK CHURCH, NEW YORK, NY, Shatterer of Worlds Chapel with Naturalization Services for Applicants Requesting Citizenship in the Shattered World. The Center at West Park Presbyterian Church, 165 West 86th St., NY, NY 10024. A new sculpture and dance performance. All shows at 8 pm, recommended for ages 13 & older.
Week one: Thurs.-Sun.: $18 general admission, $15 for students/seniors/groups of 6 & more (use code BPNYGROUP6). Weeks two & three: Wed.: $15 general admission all tickets; Thurs.-Sun.: $18 general admission, $15 for students/seniors/groups of 6 & more (use code BPNYGROUP6).
Tickets for the performances available for purchase [cash or check only] in the West Park Presbyterian Church one hour before each performance. For advance tickets, visithttp://tinyurl.com/BPNYC2013 or call 866-811-4111 (toll free). Presented in conjunction with The Center at West Park, West Park Presbyterian Church, 165 West 86th St., NY, NY 10024. For more info call: 212-362-4890 or visit www.westparkpresbyterian.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP US PERFORM THIS SHOW! For more information email [email protected]


Tuesday, November 19th, 7:30pm:

Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

Bread & Puppet Theater at 50 Film Program. Curated by Adam Schutzman. A program including experimental films by Deedee Halleck & George Griffin, Lowell Naeve, and Jules Rabin which feature Bread & Puppet, along with the premiere of a number of recently unearthed archival films from the early days of the theater in NYC and beyond. The event will include live commentary by Peter Schumann, short skits performed by Bread & Puppet, and a brass band to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the theater company. Admission: $10, with all proceeds to support the Bread & Puppet Theater’s ongoing preservation of its archives. Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave., NY, NY 10003. For more info call: 212-505-5181 or visitwww.anthologyfilmarchives.org.



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