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, LWT has been fusing history, philosophy, and life-sized puppetry into contemporary narratives whose dramatic scope traverse the ancient shift between polytheism & monotheism, to the legacy of warfare and the need for nonviolence. Conjuring brutally poetic & theatrically provocative worlds, Lone Wolf Tribe unabashedly embraces art as a catalyst for social change.
~Martin Denton of Indie Theatre Now, says LWT’S work is:
"Utter genius; the images Augustine creates will haunt you for days.
I don't low anybody who is doing theatre quite like this."
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 has won several awards including 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 New York and the 2014 Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Performance Art Production for The God Project (invited for a return engagement to La MaMa/2016). Kevin was inducted into the Indie Theater Hall of Fame and named a person of the year for 2014. LWT’s work has been funded with grants, fellowships and residencies from: