A new adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s classic short story for puppet theater.


In a society built on lechery and deceit - where love is rewarded with lies, and corruption rules the day - one nose has the courage to cut itself off from its face to spite its man and strike out on it’s own. This production premiered at Theater for the New City’s December 2005 Voice 4 Vision festival to sold out audiences.


The Nose is conceived and directed by Alissa Mello, with puppet and stage design by Michael Kelly, and story adaptation by Andy Roth. Sound score by Joemca. Lighting Design by Allen Willner.


This project is made possible in part through sponsorship of The Field, with funding provided by a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation, contributions from our donors and additional support from Materials for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs/NYC Department of Sanitation/NYC Department of Education.