Loco7 Online

Jump Start at Cafe La MaMa
April 13, 2021
at 7pm

An online curated evening where puppet and theatre artists get a chance to showcase their works in progress. Six puppet artists will share an evening: Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company, Tom Lee, Charlotte Lily Gaspard, Leah Ogawa, Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins, Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra a.k.a. Lady Xøk.


Studies in Puppet Form and Storytelling
Senior theatre making workshop

Studies in Puppet Form and Storytelling Online 2020

March 3 – May 19, 2021

Studies in Puppet Form and Performance, conducted by Federico Restrepo, and in partnership with Sirovich Senior Center introduces you to the use of puppetry and storytelling. You will learn techniques on building and manipulating puppets leading to the creation of a story through performance.  The goal is to develop a short puppet piece, which you will perform for the public, through an Online platform. 

Ongoing Children’s Puppet Workshops

Loco7 continues to work with children ages 4+ on puppet and dance workshops with our collaborating organizations, La MaMa Kids, New Stage Performance Space, New York City Public School 19, Bank Street Head Start, and East Village Community School.

In the Works:

Lunch With Sonia

October 5 – 10, 2021
Part of La MaMa Puppet Festival

Lunch with Sonia will be a dance puppet theatre piece, inspired by Restrepo’s true-life experience with his Aunt Sonia, a woman who decided to end her life with dignity after a long illness at the age of 72. The show will use puppets, live actors, music, video and physical theatre to deal with the themes of life, love and loss.

Conversations about assisted dying bring up controversial and emotionally fraught issues: morality, religion, politics, and faith. With this piece Loco7 hopes to acknowledge the incredible intimacy and the very personal nature of dying as the final event of living a self-actualized, individual human life and to move the dialogue from the philosophical arena to the realm of personal experience and stories related to the topic of Death with Dignity.

Generously supported in part with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The Jim Henson Foundation and Individual Donors.