The Performance Department
Here at the Museum, it is our belief that puppet shows should be a central part of everyone’s everyday life experience, and we aim to make that aspiration a reality, by indulging in the relentless and mundane activity of puppetry and frivolous-object-production in our vast and unorganized workshops. As part of our unending quest to explore and analyze everyday life experience, the Performance Department creates puppet shows, parades, and outdoor landscape performances, which reflect on daily life in a broad variety of ways. Using traditional forms with rich histories of their own, like Toy Theater and Cantastoria, the Museum has created performances suitable for many kinds of environments–from intimate parlour gatherings to giant happenings out in the street. The Museum of Everyday Life is a collaborative partner in the BANNERS & CRANKS festival, an itinerant, yearly festival of cantastoria and cranky performance.