"...An unexpected mitzvah that shakes the urban blinders off our eyes and forces us to see the uncanny beauty and terror of where we live." --Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"...An unexpected mitzvah that shakes the urban blinders off our eyes and forces us to see the uncanny beauty and terror of where we live."

--Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"...an unexpected mitzvah that shakes the urban blinders off our eyes and forces us to see the uncanny beauty and terror of where we live. --Ben Brantley, New York Times

"If Triangle Theater Review had a five-star system to rate the excellence of theatrical productions, The Paper Hat Game would get six!"--Robert W. McDowell, Triangle Theater Review

"...a compelling, elegant delight...a simple and beautiful story..."--Joe Kellen, The Minnesota Daily

 

"Torry Bend’s most beautiful work yet..." --Kate Dobbs Ariall, The Five Points Star

"Torry Bend’s most beautiful work yet..." --Kate Dobbs Ariall, The Five Points Star

 

"Audiences that were astonished at the filmic dimensions of Bend's The Paper Hat Game will find here an artist who has pushed puppetry even further into the cinematic." --Byron Woods, The Indy Week

 

"Making art about love–in the widest sense of the word–and the precarious grandeur of life–in its broadest sense–takes a valiant dreamer. Durham has been blessed with the presence of one such in the person of Torry Bend, who makes object theater works that require both a multi-dimensional imagination and a high level of craft in multiple media." --Kate Dobbs Ariall, The Five Points Star

 

 

 

 

"...Mesmerizing, magical, moving — and madly brilliant." -- Kate Dobbs Ariall, CVNC  

"...Mesmerizing, magical, moving — and madly brilliant." -- Kate Dobbs Ariall, CVNC

 

 

"The emotions came through loud and clear, though, in the action and in the plangent music and lovely songs. Puppet opera, with live music: mesmerizing, magical, moving — and madly brilliant." -- Kate Dobbs Ariall, CVNC

 

“Bend's craftsmanship and highly imaginative design will make you gasp with pleasure.”
—Indy Week