Eli the Luthier is a reimagining of an old folk tale set to original music. The piece is performed in front of a pop-up book that sets the stage for this dark love story. After workshopping at a Great Small Works Soiree, we were accepted to perform it as part of the prestigious Toy Theater Festival Presented by St. Ann’s Warehouse in June 2013. It was also performed at The Hare Club in November 2013 and at Standard ToyKraft in Summer 2015. Most notably, it was performed several times and enjoyed at the Puppeteers of America Festival at the University of Connecticut on August 12, 2015. This filmed excerpt was shot at the Harlem Sanctuary by Ryan Keyes and our friends at nyiloveyou.tv.