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Cave Dogs ~ Paper Cutting & Lighting Workshop

July 20

July 20

Saturday, July 20, 1-4pm

Want an introduction to how the Cave Dogs make their amazing shadow art? Join us for a 3 hour workshop on Saturday, July 20th at 1 PM. This workshop (for ages 15 and up), will focus on creating an intricately cut paper panel. We will then create shadows and movement from the cut panels, using our unique lighting techniques. Bring in a specific image you would like to turn into cut paper for shadow. Please make sure the image is 8” x 10” or larger.

Enrollment Fee: $60
Reserve your space online by clicking the Reserve Seats button above.
$0 due when you sign up – enrollment fee of $60 is due upon arrival at workshop (cash, check or Venmo)

This workshop is a maximum enrollment of 15 people, and an 8 person minimum. Once you are enrolled we will be in touch with more information!


Cave Dogs Company Bio

Cave Dogs principal members are Suzanne Stokes, James Fossett, Adam Mastropaolo, Dillon Paul, Ted Conway, Felipa Gaudet and Alchemy Mastropaolo. Grammy Award winner Dean Jones creates the soundtracks, with additional audio by Emerson Fossett.

We embrace the collaborative process, possess a strong work ethic and are invested in creating and sustaining community. We are dedicated to expanding and strengthening our technical and conceptual skills to produce innovative work. While each member brings specific strengths to the collective. Each routinely alternates between performing, puppeteering, lighting, gripping, running tech and crewing during a performance. Together, we acknowledge the unexpected, celebrate the surprise, and allow the work to take shape from it.

Cave Dogs performances include: Liquid States (2019), Sure-Minded Uncertainties (2013), Archaeology of a Storm (2008), Ferrous City (2002), How to Build a Raft (1998), Emily’s Circus (1994), Sustenance (1993), Fall of Perception (1992), and Shadows of Doubt and Other Precarious Truths (1991).

Our name, Cave Dogs, originated from performing in the Widow Jane Mine; a cavernous cement mine in Rosendale, New York. Cave Dogs performs in the Hudson Valley, nationally, and internationally in a variety of venues: from pristine 16th century cathedrals in Scandinavia to William Kentridge’s The Center for the Less Good Idea in Johannesburg, South Africa.

International performances include; Reykjavik Fringe Festival, (Iceland), Sibikwa Arts Centre (Benoni, S.Africa), The Centre for The Less Good Idea (Johannesburg, South Africa), The Skissernas Museum (Lund, Sweden), The Academy for Untamed Creativity (Copenhagen, Denmark),The Malmo (Sweden) Cultural Festival. US performances include: Rochester Fringe (Rochester, NY), The Brooklyn Children’s Museum (NY), Fringe NYC (New York, NY), New Orleans Fringe (New Orleans, LA), Alfred University (Alfred, NY), PortFringe (Portland, ME), Womens Studio Workshop (Rosendale, NY), The Woodstock Fringe Festival (Woodstock, NY), P.S. 122 (NYC), Henry Street Settlement (NYC), HERE (NYC), McKenna Theatre, (New Paltz, NY), The New Orleans Fringe Festival, Mobius (Boston), SMFA (Boston, MA), MassArt (Boston, MA), and The Center for Contemporary Art (Santa Fe, NM).

We have received multiple grants from Franklin Furnace (NYC), The Jim Henson Foundation (NYC), The NLT Foundation (Boston, MA).


Suzanne Stokes
(founder, artistic director, co-writer, lighting design, choreographer, performer, props, costumes, grip, and promotions)

James Fossett 
(co-founder, writer, producer, video and sound design, lighting design, performer, props, tech design, grip)

Adam Mastropaolo
(co-writer, lighting design, choreographer, performer, props, grip, web design and promotions)

Dillon Paul
(co-writer, lighting design, choreographer, performer, props, grip)

Ted Conway
(audio engineer, technical support, co-writer, lighting design, choreographer, performer prop design, puppeteer, costumes, grip)

Felipa Gaudet
(performer, grip)

Alchemy Mastropaolo
(choreographer, performer, grip)

Dean Jones
(musical director, musical composition, sound design)

Emerson Fossett
(musical composition, sound design)