Sandglass Theater Panel: “The Black Birds of Bialystok” October 2012
The Landmark College Academic Speaker Series enhances and promotes the College’s intellectual environment and facilitates discussion of important issues for the community.
Puppets in the Green Mountains brings world-class puppetry to Southern Vermont, often presenting shows in very non-traditional settings. Black Birds of Bialystok is a collaboration between two puppet theaters: Bialystok Puppet Theater in Poland, and Sandglass Theater in the USA.
It is a piece about Poland’s difficult relationship to its Jews, in the period from 1906 to 1968. In a larger sense, it is a piece about everyone’s relationship to history, about how events that happened before we were born are still part of our personal story. This panel will cover the creation and development of this piece.