Events: The Debates


Theater in Asylum is hosting a staged adaptation of the 2016 Democratic Primary Debates.

“With mimicry, abstraction, and earnest curiosity, we seek to illuminate the candidates, their policies, and their characters.”

NY Primary Performance
April 18-19

The Kraine Theater
85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003

Meet the Mad Puppeteer Who Brought ‘Hillary’s Nose’ to the March For Bernie


Elliot Crown is an actor who likes the political, an activist who loves creativity. Mash that together and you get one of New York’s only political puppeteers. His puppets have been widely covered, but people rarely see the man behind the mask. Aside from his political theater, Crown also works “about 14 jobs, like all actors in New York” and appeared in the movie Isn’t It Delicious. Crown, who has been “45 for quiet a while,” shares his East Village apartment with many of the papier mâché masks he created – like the Donald Trump with $-eyes or Hillary Clinton’s Pinocchio nose.

Read my full interview with Crown at New York Magazine’s Bedford+Bowery.