ArtYard Live Animation Festival: Matchbox Show with Laura Heit

ArtYard Live Animation Festival: Matchbox Show with Laura Heit

Sep 22, 2023

Join us for the first performance of ArtYard’s inaugural Live Animation Festival, a weekend of unique cinematic experiences blending live performance and animated films held Sept. 22 to 24 at ArtYard’s McDonnell Theater.

Laura Heit walks on stage with a glass of wine wearing a sequined tube top. She takes her place behind a table and begins to bring to life her miniature cabaret. Playing the part of miniature raconteur and sequined pyromaniac, Laura performs teeny tiny puppet shows inside matchboxes. A dead boyfriend, a sausage fairy, a tiger whisperer, a perfectionist, a bath-loving ghost, and many others play their parts in these uncanny micro plays. The miniature stages come to life with crankies, fire, and pop-up paper engineering. The puppet shows are simultaneously projected on a screen behind the table making the little tiny details of this portable variety show larger than life.

The program will start with three animated films, A Universe, in which a line comes to life; Two Ways Down, which takes audiences inside the split seond of a catastrophe; and The Deep Dark, facing one’s deepest fear.

Tickets for this performance are $20 or $45 for a full festival pass.

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ArtYard, 13 Front St., Frenchtown, NJ
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