Chimpanzee is a three person puppet show that tells the story of a Chimpanzee’s last day in a bio-medical lab facility. It is a beautiful historical fiction from many examples of cross-fostering chimps in the US.
Nick Lehane created the show and it had its premiere at Here Arts in NYC in 2019. It is already planning to tour various cities including Charleville, France; Montreal, Canada; and London, England.
The show is a recipient of Henson Foundation grants, and participated in various residencies: The O’Neill Puppetry Residency, PATCH, and St. Anne’s Warehouse’s Puppet Labapalooza. The original workshop cast was comprised of Jaime Agnello, Tristan Farmer, and Rowan Magee. The premiere had Rowan Magee and added Emma Wiseman and myself.