Coming Soon: Don Quixote Takes New York



November 10 – 11, 2018
La MaMa – The Downstairs
Saturday at Noon & Sunday at Noon & 2pm
Tickets $15

Inspired by the novel The Ingenious Nobleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes
Adapted from the novel by Ivan Cardozo & Beatriz Caballero
Re-imagined and adapted by Denise Greber & Federico Restrepo
Co-Directed by Federico Restrepo & Denise Greber
Choreographed & Designed by Federico Restrepo
Sound Design & Music by Hao Bai
Costume Design by Becky Hubbert
Video Animation by Laura Restrepo

Featuring: Federico Restrepo, with Zulivet Díaz, Luis Grande,
Chris Ignacio, and Katie Ostrowski

Loco7 reimagines this classic text, with puppets, dance and music to show the audience that no dream is too impossible to obtain and that with hope and heart you can conquer fear. The piece focuses on the plight of Quixote – either succumb to the bitterness of despair or let loose the wings of the imagination. Don Quixote Takes New York will be an intuitive voyage that transports the audience through Quixote’s emotions as he travels the City, seeing a new unexplored world.  Don Quixote and his friend Sancho Panza travel the five boroughs of New York City on a quest to save the world from evil forces and protect Lady Liberty. The audience follows Don Quixote as he explores New York City in his quest for love, honor, liberty and justice for all.

Don Quixote Takes New York is suitable for all ages 4 and up.

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Generously supported in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net, The Puffin Foundation, The Jim Henson Foundation, The Yip Harburg Foundation, and Individual Donors.

In the Works: The Final Lesson

November 23 – 25, 2018
Jump Start
Part of La MaMa Puppet Festival
A Shared Evening of Work-In-Progress
Friday & Saturday at 8pm & Sunday at 5pm

The Final Lesson (working title) 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.

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Generously supported in part with public funds from The Jim Henson Foundation and Individual Donors.

Workshops: Study in Puppet Form

Workshop: Study in Puppet Form


Puppet Workshop at Sirovich Center and JCC!

March – June 30, 2018

About the workshop 
Studies in Shadow Puppet Form and Performance introduces you to the use of puppetry and storytelling. You will make a puppet and learn to manipulate them to tell a story. You will collaboratively develop a short puppet piece, which you will perform for the public at Sirovich Center and JCC.

Sirovich Center for Balanced Living
331 East 12th street, NYC 10003
(bet 1st & 2nd Ave)

JCC SENIOR CENTER
Orenstein Building
15-17 Bialystoker Place, NYC 10002


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with special thanks to City Council Members; Margaret Chin and Carlina Rivera.

In the works: A book of The Adventures of Seucy and Boto, epi 1

We have completed the first draft of  – The Adventures of Seucy and Boto, volume 1.  After working last year on four episodes of our children’s show Seucy and Boto Adventures for the Amazon Jungle, we decided to make a book version.  We were lucky to have received a residency on Governors Island through Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space.  This 5 month residency allowed us to make all the illustrations and write the story.  We hope to find a publisher soon…keep you posted!