Change in Programming for 7/17! Kitty’s Corner and Other Stories by String Theory Theater

We have a slight change in our virtual show for Saturday, July 17!

Our performer this week, Dirk Joseph of String Theory Theater, was in a bicycle accident. He is recovering but will be unable to perform live on Saturday. Instead, we are happy to present a recording of Kitty’s Corner by String Theory Theater from Spring 2020, and two other short pieces titled Inflorescence and Material Witness on Saturday, July 17 at 11 a.m. ET. This will still take place via Zoom, and we will send out a link to registrants the morning of the show. 

The Ballard Institute is happy to once again share a recording of Kitty’s Corner, a hilarious interview-style talk show put on by a cat and a dog. Lively characters with humor to crack up both children and adults. After the show enjoy a peek behind the scenes with a tour of the String Theory Theater studio as puppeteers Dirk Joseph and his daughter Azaria Jean-Gilles Joseph share how their puppets work and how they create their shows. We are also excited to present to other short pieces by String Theory Theater titled Inflorescence and Material Witness.

String Theory Theater (STT) is a family puppet troupe based in Baltimore MD, consisting of artist Dirk Joseph and his daughters Koi and Azaria. They create and perform shows for families to enjoy together, as well as adult-themed productions. STT is also involved in community arts, using puppetry as a healing and connective cultural technology in some of Baltimore’s underserved communities.

Due to generous support during our 2021 UConn Gives campaign, admission is free, but donations are encouraged.

For this virtual performance via Zoom, a household reservation must be made in advance due to limited availability. Reservations can be made by visiting A link to the Zoom event will be emailed to registrants an hour before the performance.

For more information, or if you require an accommodation to attend this event, please contact Ballard Institute staff at 860.486.8580 or

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