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Saturday, July 8 at 7pm

Andy Gaukel presents


part of West Fulton Puppet Festival 2017

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Schweinehund is a live puppetry and animation piece inspired by the life of Nazi concentration camp survivor, Pierre Seel. An international collaboration between New York based puppeteer and actor Andy Gaukel and Puppeteer Myriame Larose from Montreal,  Schweinehund employs several styles of puppetry integrated with projected stop-motion animation to create a choreographed movement piece set to music. Schweinehund weaves snapshots of a brutal past with memories of yesteryears into a moving story of love, loss and the resilience of the human spirit.

Suitable for Ages 18+

This event is free, but ticketed. Tickets are GENERAL ADMISSION, but can be reserved in advance by emailing:

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets will be available to pick up on July 8 at West Fulton Park, STARTING AT 5 P.M. at West Fulton Park, West Fulton, NY Tickets MUST BE picked up by 6.30 P.M. to guarentee entry to the event.



Conceived and Directed by Andy Gaukel

Devised by Andy Gaukel and Myriame Larose

Manipulation by Andy Gaukel and Myriame Larose

Puppet construction by Andy Gaukel, Myriame Larose and Nelson Fields

Animation by Andy Gaukel

Stage Manager Maude St-Pierre Léonard

Andy Gaukel has worked has worked in television, Off-Broadway and in regional theatre. Performance highlights include Basil Twist’s Symphonie Fantastique, the world premier of Paula Vogel’s The Long Christmas Ride Home, and numerous credits at Tron Theatre, Scotland; Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta; National Puppetry Puppetry Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Trinity Repertory Company. Gaukel's original work Schweinehund premiered at the 2015 Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes in Charleville-Mézières, France and has toured throughout Europe including the 2016 Internationales Figurentheaterfestival Blickwechsel in Germany. Schweinehund received its North American premiere at Casteliers in Montreal and in May will be presented as part of the BIAM (Biennale internationale des arts de la marionnette) in Paris. Gaukel held a Creation Residency at the Institut International de la Marionnette in Charleville-Mézières, France and holds an M.F.A from Trinity Rep. Conservatory, Providence.

Myriame Larose is part of the first cohort to graduate with a Diploma in Contemporary Puppet Theatre from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 2009. She presented Burials, her first solo production, at the Festival Casteliers in Montréal and joined the team of Théâtre de l'Oeil for their 24th show, 3-Legged Tale. She joined the cast of the legendary show The Star Keeper (Théâtre de l'Oeil) in 2011. She is also a performer with the shows Petits Pains Oubliés presented by Les Sages Fous and Créatures compagnie and Outside Me, a show she has co-created with Noë Cropsal. She joined Schweinehund in Charleville-Mézières in April 2013 for an exploration residency and continued working on this project with Andy Gaukel.

Earlier Event: July 8