Roberto Rossi of Great Small Works Theater Company offers a toy theater tribute to the United States Postal Service.
Thank you to all the essential workers, postal and otherwise.
GREAT SMALL WORKS was founded in 1995 as a collective of artists who keep theater at the heart of social life. Drawing on folk, avant-garde, and popular theater traditions to address contemporary issues, the company performs in theaters, clubs, schools, galleries, streets, and other community centers. Based in New York City, they produce performance works on a wide variety of scales, from outdoor pageants with giant puppets and hundreds of performers from diverse communities, to miniature “toy theater” spectacles.
Roberto Rossi is a co-artistic director of the Obie Award-winning theater company Great Small Works. He has toured extensively with GSW, Bread & Puppet Theater and the Boston Puppeteers’ Cooperative, garnering for one of his theater pieces a UNIMA Citation of Excellence. Roberto is also an educator who has created and led classes in design, mask-making, puppetry, acting, printmaking and architecture in environments including K-12 public schools, universities, walk-in community centers and agricultural cooperatives. He has staged puppet pageants for Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors , the Brooklyn Museum, New Haven’s Festival of Arts and Ideas as well as for municipalities in Europe and Asia; he has also co-curated and designed festivals of miniature theater together with Great Small Works at HERE, Theater for the New City, and St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York. He holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture as well as a Master’s Degree in Performance Studies. Roberto is teaching the afterschool Architecture Studio with Kite’s Nest.