Tag Archives: puppets

The Heretics of Bohemia is a darkly comic puppet show about a paranoid king, his mother, and their dysfunctional relationship. Set on the mythical Bohemian seacoast, the story follows the king’s hallucinatory journey. Check it out at the Segal Centre.

Jenny Romaine has worked extensively as a puppeteer, performer and director with the Bread and Puppet Theater and with OBIE winning Great Small Works. Romaine’s recent directorial projects include a puppet film called The White Pajamas with Yiddish Canadian memory painter Mayer Kirshenblatt. She has also toured, taught and performed street theater with artists and in communities in Argentina, Afghanistan and India.

This week Shtetl on the Shortwave has “A hant untern kleydl” (A hand up the dress)! Tune in and find out about two bohemian Yiddish puppeteers, Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler, from New York’s Lower East Side in the 1920s and ’30s.