Studies in Puppet Form

Studies in Puppet Form and Storytelling
Theatre Making Workshop

Final Presentation at 14th Street Y

The Future is Now
Wednesday May 25, 2022 at 2pm
Tickets are FREE

Featuring storytelling from members of the Sirovich Center for Balanced Living, The Future is Now is the culmination of the workshop Studies in Puppet Form and Performance led and directed by Federico Restepo for Sirovich members. The Future is Now is comprised of 10 unique, short puppet theatre pieces created by workshop participants to conjure a state of joy in an imagined, hopeful future.

In Person Performance is Part of the 14th Street Y Educational Alliance
Celebrate Arts 2022
An Annual Arts Festival Celebrating Older Adults in our Community
334 East 14th street, NYC 10003

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Created & Performed by Sirovich Senior Center Members

March – June 2022
Sirovich Senior Center
331 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

Studies in Puppet Form and Performance, conducted by Federico Restrepo, and in partnership with Sirovich Senior Center, introduced participants to the use of puppetry and storytelling. This creative process and development of work took place over a 3 month period through weekly online meetings.

‍This program is supported in part with public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, Manhattan Community Awards Program through the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, and individual donors.

Coming Soon: Don Quixote Takes New York

Don Quixote Takes New York

Our scheduled performances at
La MaMa
July 9 & 10, 2022

By Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre
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 Hubber

Federico Restrepo, Jorge Ariel Blanco Muñoz, Zulivet Diaz, Katie Leffen, Kiku Sakai, Ursula Tinoco

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.

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.

Ages 4 and up!

Under the direction and vision of Federico Restrepo, Loco7 has been active since 1985. Restrepo creates animated movement in an ever-changing and surreal stage environment to address themes of South American culture and history, the immigrant experience, and urban life.

Ongoing Children’s Puppet Workshops

Loco7 continues to work with children ages 4+ on puppet and dance workshops with our collaborating organizations, La MaMa Kids, New Stage Performance Space, New York City Public School 19, Bank Street Head Start, and East Village Community School.

On Demand:

Lunch With Sonia

La MaMa Online

Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company will share a live recored performance  from their work, Lunch With Sonia, which was presented in the Fall at La MaMa.

Lunch with Sonia is 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 uses puppets, live actors, music, video and physical theatre to deal with the themes of life, love and loss.

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.


“…Lunch with Sonia, an achingly beautiful entry in La MaMa’s bi-annual Puppet Festival…made me feel intensely grateful that La MaMa is once again lending its stages to live performance that is strange, daring, gorgeous and far from the mainstream.”
                – Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times

Click HERE for full Online Article

Full PDF Article Here – LunchwithSonia_NYTimesLink

 & Co-Directed by Federico Restrepo & Denise Greber
Choreography, Light, Set & Puppet Design by Federico Restrepo
Sound Design & Composition by Leonie Bell
Costume Design by Becky Hubbert
Stage Manager: Emma Oppenheimer
Assistant Stage Manager: Adrienne C Gomez

Marina CelanderZulivet DíazAaron Haskell,
Hope Kroog, Chris Rehmann, & Federico Restrepo
Voice of Sonia:
Luz Beatriz Pizano

Suitable for ages 12+