Bread and Puppet Theater
Bread and Puppet Theater is one of the oldest nonprofit self- supporting theatrical companies in the United States. It was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City's Lower East Side. Besides producing rod- and hand-puppet shows for children, the early concerns of the company were rents, rats, police, and other problems of that ilk. More complex theater pieces, in which sculpture, music, dance and language were equal partners, followed. The puppets grew bigger and bigger.