Lone Wolf Tribe is a multi-disciplinary performance company based in Brooklyn, New York, helmed by founding artistic director, Kevin Augustine. Harnessing the transformative power of visual storytelling and Augustine’s virtuosic talents as writer/director, performer & sculptor, LWT’s signature feature is its breathtaking tribe of hand-carved, life-sized puppets.
Blending meticulous craft, physical rigor and decidedly dark humor, LWT’s mission is to investigate, challenge and spellbind with fearless original stories that speak compassionately to our collective human experience.
Since 1997, Kevin Augustine's Lone Wolf Tribe has been fusing history, philosophy, and life-sized puppetry into contemporary narratives whose dramatic scope has traversed the ancient shift between polytheism & monotheism, animal rights & the ongoing U.S. veteran suicide epidemic. Conjuring brutally poetic & theatrically provocative worlds, LWT unabashedly embraces art as a catalyst for social change.
“In the church of puppetry artistry, Augustine is divine”
Time Out New York
LWT productions have been performed internationally, published, commissioned (PS122, La MaMa, Dixon Place & HERE) and archived in the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts. The Tribe won the Overall Excellence Award for Solo Show at the NY International Fringe Festival, the Critics' Choice Award and Sold-Out Citation at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, the UNIMA Citation for Excellence in Puppet Theatre for LWT’s opus, BRIDE, which was twice listed as A Top 10 Best Show of 2008 by Time Out NY and the 2014 Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Performance Art Production for The God Project, hailed "one of the most startling shows I've seen" by Time Out NY, which was then invited for a return engagement to La MaMa, opening their 55th season in 2016. Kevin was inducted into the Indie Theater Hall of Fame and named a person of the year for 2014. He devotes 2 to 5 years to realize each new show, crafting tour-de-force roles for himself in the plays he writes, directs and performs while animating the puppets he makes. LWT’s work has been funded with grants, fellowships and residencies from: