Vox Fabuli Announces Fall Puppet Classes

Vox Fabuli Announces Fall Puppet Classes

What:  Basic Puppet Building – Animals 

Saturday, Sept 6th or

Saturdays, Sept 27th – Oct 11th

Beginning Stage Puppeteering 

Sundays, Sept 28th – Oct 12th

1-4pm

Cost:  $160 per class

Where:  Inscape Arts Building, Studio 230

815 Seattle Blvd South

Seattle, WA 98134

*Classes recommended for ages 15 and up

*Class sizes limited to 8

Registration links

Basic Puppet Building: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/829227
Beginning Stage Puppeteering: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/829296

Vox Fabuli Puppets introduces a brand new puppet building class as part of their Fall 2014 class line-up. “‘When are you going to teach us how to make puppets?’ is a question I get asked fairly often,” said Vox Fabuli owner Rachel Jackson. “It was a matter of creating a pattern that was appropriate for a class. This summer I finally got time to sit down and do that.”

Basic Puppet Building – Animals

~ 1-Day Class: Saturday, September 6th from 10am-5pm

~ 3-Week Class: Saturdays, Sept 27 – Oct 11 from 11am-1pm

Walk in with a sad, naked hand and walk out with a fabulous new puppet friend in this basic class. Dip your toe into the wide, weird waters of puppet construction: cutting, sewing (hand and machine) and hot gluing your way to a finished puppet. Instructor Rachel Jackson will guide you step-by-step as you create one of five animals: Dog, Cat, Bear, Bunny or Unicorn.

Beginning Stage Puppeteering

Sundays, Sept 28 – Oct 121-4pm

In this fun, dynamic class, you’ll learn the foundations of good stage puppetry – focus, physical commitment and basic puppet operation. Students learn the fundamentals of Muppet-style puppeteering through a combo of easy exercises, wicked challenges and practical scene work. Over the 3 weeks, you’ll get lots of hands-on time with professional puppets plus a simple practice puppet to take home so you can keep working on your skills. Working in the realm of visible puppeteering, we’ll explore both arm-and-rod and live hand puppets.

No puppet experience required.

~ Please dress comfortably and be ready to move.

About Vox Fabuli Puppets: 

Rachel Jackson’s Vox Fabuli Puppets specializes in twisting the familiar into dark and humorous shapes. Rachel has been puppeteering on various Seattle stages since 2008, where her work has been called “mad and masterful” by The Seattle Times. The mind behind the hit “MANOS – The Hands of Felt”, she more recently brought her talented hands to “Team of Heroes: No More Heroes”, “Whedonesque Burlesque” and “Audrey & Nelson: a puppet sex musical”.

www.VoxFabuli.com

Vancouver Regional Puppet Festival

Victoria, BC, CANADA
September, 2014
Friday 19th to Sunday the 21

http://puppetsforpeace.weebly.com/

The Pacific Northwest Region invites the Puppeteers of America and all others to join us to celebrate 2.5 days of the art of the puppet in the beautiful tourist destination of Victoria, BC, Canada. www.tourismvictoria.com

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Comes to Bumbershoot®

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam
Comes to Bumbershoot®

What: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam – Bumbershoot Edition

When: Saturday, August 30 – 6:45pm
Monday, Sept 1 – 5:15pm

Where: Center House Theatre
(The TPS Stage at Bumbershoot®)

Tickets: http://bumbershoot.org

More info: https://www.facebook.com/FussyCloudPuppetSlam

“Seattle’s quarterly Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is also a growing forum for puppet development—including everything from muppets talking sex to shadow puppets enacting fables.” – City Arts

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is proud to present our special Bumbershoot edition! We’ve pulled together a selection of favorite acts and artists from our first 2 years of slams to represent us at Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival. From hilarious to heartbreaking to horrifying, both festival performances feature a variety of fascinating short works by puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest (and beyond)!

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam will be performing twice during the festival:
– Saturday, August 30 from 6:45pm-8pm
– Monday, September 1 from 5:15pm-6:15pm

Scheduled to appear:
Gavin Cummins
Bill Holznagel and Jason Miranda
Rachel Jackson
Clay Martin
Katie McClenahan and Jen LaMastra
Jenelle Weidlich
& Improv Shadows (Reed Garber-Pearson, Rachel Jackson, Paul Velasquez & Jenelle Weidlich)

All herded together into a graceful flow by our MC, The Effervescent, Ever-Present, and Amazingly Prescient Rebecca M Davis!

About Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam:
A member of the Puppet Slam Network, Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam has been providing quality puppet shows for the fine adults of Seattle since 2011. Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam aims to promote and support the puppetry community in the Pacific Northwest through our ongoing performance series. From hilarious to heartbreaking to horrifying, every performance features a variety of fascinating short works by puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest (and beyond)!

ABOUT BUMBERSHOOT:
Bumbershoot® is produced by One Reel in Collaboration with Seattle Center. Established in 1971, Bumbershoot takes place every year over Labor Day weekend and stretches across the 74-acre Seattle Center beneath the city’s iconic Space Needle. Bumbershoot programs a diverse array of arts including live music, comedy, Words & Ideas, theatre, film, visual arts, children’s programming, and the Indie Market featuring urban crafts. Festival details are located at bumbershoot.org.

Puppetry Around Puget Sound in 2014-15 and Puppet Mural Revealed

Puppet MuralA call to puppeteers! Find out what is happening in puppetry around Puget Sound in 2014-2015, see and hear about artist Dan Cautrell’s 16’ puppet mural donated by Rob D’Arc, and see a performance of “Senor El Gato (Mr. Cat)” by Jenelle Weidlich. The event is sponsored by the Puppeteers of Puget Sound and will be held at the Thistle Theatre Studio Sept. 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

So far, representatives from the following groups will be present to share information:
-Aurora Valentinetti Museum Season and Exhibits
-Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Events
-Northwest Puppetry Center Season and The Cook/Marks Collection
-Thistle Theatre Season

Information about the following puppet organization will be available:
-Pacific Northwest Puppetry Meet-up Group
-Puppeteers of America
-Puppeteers of Puget Sound
-UNIMA-USA (Union International de la Marionnette)

This is an RSVP only event. There will be additional “show and tell” with drinks and snacks provided with funds from the Puppeteers of Puget Sound. Please send RSVP by September 8, to event organizer, Jean Enticknap – jme@bigplanet.com

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
Through deeply personal interviews and never-before-seen home videos, this is a beautiful, accomplished, and moving portrait of Caroll Spinney, who has performed as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street” for over 40 years.

May 25, 2014 | 1:30pm | Egyptian Theatre
May 26, 2014 | 4:30pm | Harvard Exit
May 27, 2014 | 7:00pm | AMC Pacific Place
http://www.siff.net/festival-2014/i-am-big-bird

‘Big Bird’ Caroll Spinney & Directors Dave LaMattina and Chat Walker in attendance!

You can also use the promo code DOCS2014 to get $2 off a regularly priced ticket purchased online, over the phone, or at the SIFF box office. Anyone can use this promo code, so please share it with everyone who is interested!

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 8

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Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 8
What: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 8

When: Saturday, May 31st at 8pm

Where: Theatre Puget Sound’s Theatre4
305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109

Tickets: $10

More info: http://fcps8.brownpapertickets.com

“Seattle’s quarterly Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is also a growing forum for puppet development—including everything from muppets talking sex to shadow puppets enacting fables.” – City Arts

Spring has finally sprung and puppets are in full bloom! Come out and bask in the sunlight of a brand spankin’ new volume of the Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam. While puppet slams aren’t known to cause allergy attacks* we can’t guarantee your eyes won’t be watery from laughter and profundity.

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam has been providing quality puppet shows for the fine adults of Seattle since 2011. From hilarious to heartbreaking to horrifying, every performance features a variety of fascinating short works by puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest (and beyond)!
Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is a cabaret-style puppet show, where each short piece is performed by a different artist. From the brand spanking new, to the tried-and-true, every act is guaranteed to have one important thing in common: Puppets.

Featuring Puppet Artists:
Clay Martin
Kim Berman & Jonathan Grosvenor
Signal Light Theatre’s Pete & Randy
The Shenanigans Alliance
Trial and Error Productions
Good Evening, Mr. Homunculus
Annett Mateo
The Castiron Carousel Marionette Troupe
Improv Shadows

Herded together into a graceful flow by our MC, The Effervescent, Ever-Present, and Amazingly Prescient Rebecca M Davis!

*Puppet slams have not been evaluated by the FDA and have not been clinically proven to prevent or cause allergy attacks.

About Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam:
A member of the national Puppet Slam Network, Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam has been providing quality puppet shows for the fine adults of Seattle since 2011. Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam aims to promote and support the puppetry community in the Pacific Northwest through our ongoing performance series. From hilarious to heartbreaking to horrifying, every performance features a variety of fascinating short works by puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest (and beyond)!

Southeast Puppet Jamboree

Planning to attend the Southeast Puppet Jamboree this summer?

Room reservations must be made by May 31st.

Go to www.unicoilodge.com or call 706-878-2201 and enter/mention the group code puppet to get our special rate. There is also camping available for those outdoor types.

It would also be helpful if everyone can get their registration in so that we have an idea how many puppeteers are attending.

A list of performers and workshop leaders is available at www.puppetjamboree.org. But for the most current updates, like us at www.facebook.com/PofASoutheast.

We have something for everyone.

If you need any additional information, call or e-mail Susan at 828-862-8122 or vanpuppet@mtnisp.com.

Northwest Puppet Center presents: “S.C.U.B.A. Super Cool Underwater Blacklight Adventure”

For the final show of our 2013-2014 season, Northwest Puppet Center presents:

S.C.U.B.A.
Super Cool Underwater Blacklight Adventure

by Spyglass Theater

May 10-18, 2014

Sat. 1pm & 3pm
Sun. 1pm & 3pm

Follow Dr. Nautilus on this deep sea exploration with the awesome effects of blacklight puppetry. This fantastic show is playing for only two weekends! Don’t delay, get your tickets today:

http://scuba.brownpapertickets.com/
(800)838-3006

We hope you can attend “SCUBA” and look forward to sharing more great shows with you in 2014-2015!

P.S. As a non-profit organization, Northwest Puppet Center relies on a combination of ticket sales and the generosity of our community. If you would like to make a gift, please consider donating today through Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG which stretches your donation with additional funding:

http://www.seattlefoundation.org/npos/Pages/NorthwestPuppetCenter.aspx

Dmitri Carter
dmitri@nwpuppet.org

http://www.nwpuppet.org

http://www.facebook.com/nwpuppet

Carter Family Marionettes
Northwest Puppet Center
9123 – 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115

tel: 206 523 2579
fax: 206 523 8078

Thistle Theatre presents: “Beatrix Potter’s TALES OF PETER RABBIT”

Photo of Thistle Theatre Puppeteers - Peter Rabbit

Thistle Theatre Puppeteers – Peter Rabbit

Thistle Theatre, a puppet theatre for families, presents:

Beatrix Potter’s TALES OF PETER RABBIT

“The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny” are combined to reveal the beloved world of Beatrix Potter. On a beautiful summer morning the lovable hedgehog, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, merrily journeys to the fir tree home of Mrs. Rabbit. She is delivering the freshly washed clothes of Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter. Little does she know that Peter is going to wear his clean blue jacket on a dangerous adventure in Mr. McGregor’s garden!

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) was born in London but spent most of her adult life in Sawrey, West Morland County in northern England. Potter spent much of her time creating detailed drawings of the local flora and fauna and wished to publish a book on her botanical studies. When this proved unsuccessful, she turned to creating small children’s stories with beautiful drawings. The Tale of Peter Rabbit was written in 1893 and Beatrix Potter paid to have it published in 1900 as a gift for one child. This one child’s gift has pleased thousands upon thousands of children ever since.

Founding Artistic Director Jean Enticknap was awarded an Artist Trust Grant for creating

Tales of Peter Rabbit using Bunraku-style puppets. Thistle Theatre specializes in the Bunraku-style of puppetry, an ancient Japanese art form. Although the style has been modified for modern audiences and performers, the basic idea remains the same: puppeteers, dressed entirely in black to symbolize their invisibility, operate the puppets. Ben Burris, Gina Wilhelm and Heidi Persson are the puppeteers directed by Jean Enticknap.

Supported in part from 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax Fund.

Locations and Dates:
Magnuson Park Theatre
7110 62nd Ave NE Bld 47, Seattle, WA 98115

April 26, 27 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117
May 3, 4 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Bellevue Youth Theatre
16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008
May 17, 18 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)

Individual Tickets
Children and Seniors – $8.00
General – $10.00

Purchase tickets at http://www.thistletheatre.org/tickets.htm or http://www.brownpapertickets.com

Information
info@thistletheatre.org (206) 524-3388
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thistle-Theatre/122211953899

http://twitter.com/thistletheatre

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Spring Submissions

It’s Spring! Time yet again for another volume of the Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam! We’re very excited to announce that our 8th slam will be presented at Theatre Puget Sound’s Theatre4.

Fussy Cloud aims to provide Seattle with quality adult puppetry performances and support the growth and exploration of both new and seasoned puppeteers. Each slam features an evening of live puppet shorts and films.

We are seeking adult puppet pieces up to 8 minutes long. (“adult” as in “not for children”; “blue” material is acceptable but not required.)

Submissions will be accepted until Monday, April 21st.

Whether you are new to puppetry or have performed at our slam before, we invite you to submit. Whether you have a finished piece to debut, an idea to workshop, or a puppet classic, we want to hear from you! Fussy Cloud is a place to be creative, quirky and experimental.

- Small stipends will be paid to each act
– Additionally some travel stipends are available for out-of-towners

If you would be interested in participating please provide us with some information about your piece:

• Quick Description of your piece (story line, type of puppets used, how many puppeteers, general mood, etc):
• Approx. Length:
• Any video link?
• Any Pictures? (attach to email)

Please send all information and inquiries to: fussycloudpuppetslam@gmail.com

Info: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume VIII
When: Saturday, May 31st at 8pm
Where: Theatre Puget Sound’s Theatre4
305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109

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