Shadow Puppetry
Tom Lee: Tomte

Tomte Shadow Puppetry by Tom Lee
© Tom Lee

Part of the Christkindlmarket "Home for the Holidays"

Tomte by Tom Lee will be available for streaming on Vimeo on the following dates:

Sunday, December 06, 2020, 11AM-3PM CST
Sunday, December 20, 2020, 11AM-3PM CST


Tomte is an intimate shadow puppet performance adapted from “The Tomten" by Astrid Lindgren and the poem by Victor Rydberg.  A Tomte is a Swedish gnome, a quiet and unseen caretaker who watches over the lives of humans and animals.  On a cold winter night on a snow covered farm, Tomte teaches us about the importance of kindness and looking after living things.

Born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Mililani, Hawai’i, Tom Lee is a director, designer and puppet artist based in New York & Chicago.

Video courtesy of La MaMa ETC and Tom Lee
Fllmed at La MaMa Experimental Theater, October 19, 2019
The full program is about 30 minutes and includes a recorded question and answer session at the end with the audience.