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Still shot from Mary Segment

D-Generation Mary Segment

An excerpt from a video segment Michel Moyse created for D-Generation, a Sandglass Puppet Theater performance work exploring dementia. This excerpt is adapted from Michel’s personal experiences with his mother, who suffered from dementia for many years before passing away last year.

D Gen Mary

The Boston Globe on “D-Generation”

The Boston Globe’s story “Puppets tell story of dementia in D-Generation” highlights the process for developing the stories, the show, and ultimately, the transformative effects it had on the show’s participants and creators. Sandglass Theater began working “D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks” in 2008. The show premiered in 2012. Read …

Sandglass Puppet Theater's Elwood puppet

The Brattleboro Reformer on D-Generation

The Brattleboro Reformer calls Elwood ‘outgoing and mischievous…an old guy who’s personality matches the bulldog on his sweatshirt”. The articles goes on to describe some of Elwood’s other charming characteristics, and it’s hard to believe he is talking about a puppet. And that’s the point. The realism of the characters, …

D-Generation International Press

…these astonishing creatures… which are in reality our doubles, our secret brothers, sprung from a shadow within us…one learns more…than from the many laborious works on the human condition that are proposed to us by philosophers, psychoanalysts and psychologists. —Dernieres Nouvelles D’Alsace, Strasbourg, France …ascends the absolute heights of theater… …