What do you know about puppetry? What inspires someone to devote their talents to this ancient art and what is its place in our modern digital world? To explore this realm and trace her journey, I converse with puppeteer, biomedical computing graduate, and and co-founder of Birdbone Theatre, Aleksandra Brągoszewska. We talk and talk and try to wrap our brains around subjects like the changing nature of human communication, art as political dissent, the artist in and out of the world, and so, so much more…’Ola’, as I refer to her in the interview, joined me from Montreal, and traced her history from immigration, to un-closeting her inner artist in Kingston, Ontario, through Vermont where she cut her teeth in the world of puppetry, and finally to the current adventures of Birdbone Theatre, including their upcoming Greek tour.
Birdbone Theatre: http://www.birdbonetheatre.org
Bread and Puppet Theatre: http://breadandpuppet.org
(Sponsor) La Cabeza Gallery: www.lacabezagallery.com
Recorded on December 14th, 2016
Music: Hazardous - Light