September Puppet Classes

This September, Vox Fabuli Puppets and Crash Boom offer you three easy ways to dip your toes into the wild, weird world of puppets:

What:

BEGINNING STAGE PUPPETEERING
September 12th, 1-3pm

“FINDING YOUR PUPPET’S VOICE”
September 19th, 1-3:30pm

BASIC PUPPET BUILDING – ANIMALS
September 26th, 10am-5:30pm

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:
Beginning Stage Puppeteering: http://bpt.me/1984970
“Finding Your Puppet’s Voice”: http://bpt.me/1984972
Basic Puppet Building – Animals: http://bpt.me/1984966

Beginning Stage Puppeteering
Saturday, September 12
1-3pm
Cost: $45 pre-reg/$55 day-of

In this fun, dynamic class, you’ll learn the foundations of good stage puppetry – focus, physical commitment and basic puppet operation. Seattle-based puppeteer Rachel Jackson will teach you how to make your puppet seem alive and connect with your audience. You’ll get lots of hands-on time with professional arm-and-rod puppets plus a simple practice puppet to take home so you can keep working on your skills.

“Finding Your Puppet’s Voice”
Saturday, September 19
1-3:30pm
Cost: $45 pre-reg/$55 day-of

You know how to make your puppet talk, but what does she sound like?
You can make him move, but where is he going? And how does he get there?

In this fun, intermediate puppeteering class, you’ll learn the basics of characterization – voice, physicality and emotion – and how to apply them to your puppet. You’ll get tons of tips for making character choices and see what a big impact they can have on your puppet’s performance. *Beginning Puppetry class or equivalent puppet experience required.

Basic Puppet Building – Animals
Saturday, September 26
10am – 5:30pm
Cost: $175

Walk in with a sad, naked hand and walk out with a fabulous new puppet friend in this beginning class. Spend your day immersed in the hands-on experience of basic puppet construction: cutting, sewing (hand and machine) and hot gluing your way to a finished puppet. Your teacher will guide you step-by-step as you create one of five animals: Dog, Cat, Bear, Bunny or Unicorn…or any animal your imagination can devise.

About Your Instructors:
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 The FELT-A-THON, “Whedonesque Burlesque” and “Audrey & Nelson: a puppet sex musical”. She also co-produces Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam. www.VoxFabuli.com

Seattle-based puppeteer Chad Allers has been building puppets since 2010, when he won Project Puppet’s annual contest with the second puppet he ever built. He makes puppet videos through his company, Crash Boom Puppets, including a series where he teaches people how to go about creating their own puppet productions. Locally, he has built puppets for live performances of Nunsense and The Pillowman. http://www.crashboom.net

Fall Membership Meeting!

The Fall Membership meeting for the Puppeteers of Puget Sound will be Thursday Sept. 17 from 7:30 to 9:00PM. Meeting will be at the Thistle Theatre Studio at Magnuson Park 6310 NE 74th St, Bld. 30, WA 98115.

Agenda includes reports from attendees at the Puppeteers of America National Festival and the O’Neil National Puppet Conference. In addition there will be, photos, a short film, puppet entertainment and announcements for upcoming puppetry events in the region.

A not to be missed event…please your friends interested in puppetry!

RSVP to Jean Enticknap

Meeting…please attend!

Hello all!

Planning a PofPS meeting for an evening September 8-18 at the Thistle Theatre Studio at Magnuson Park.

AGENDA:
-Report from UConn National Festival from Participants
-Report from O’Neil Participants
-Plans for Puppet Activities Around Puget Sound in 2015-2016
– If you have a puppetry activity or announcement, please reply and ask to be put on the agenda

ACTION NEEDED FROM YOU: Participant please send Jean dates you CANNOT attend in the week of Sept. 8-18 and suggest the topic of your report.

BOARD MEMBERSHIP- Are you interesting in a board position on the Puppeteers of Puget Sound? Do you have future aspirations to serve regionally or nationally as a board member. All roads to that journey start with serving your local guild. Please reply if your are interested in having your name placed in nomination.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Latest News from Puppeteers of Puget Sound

Hello Guild Members,

Here is news about what is happening in the region.

PUPPET STAGE FOR SALE by Jean Mattson and Joan King

Jean Mattson and Joan King of the Seattle Puppetory Theatre are selling one of their stages on Craig’s List. It was made by John and Jeanine Bartelt and is in great condition. Stage, curtain and lights included.  You can see photos on the Craig’s List Post.

 

THE FREMONT SUMMER SOLSTICE PARADE  is THIS Saturday June 20th
A posting from Mylinda Sneed on Facebook

 
Artists: Iggi Green, Marva Holmes, Jess Haynie-Lavelle, Elly Leaverton, Brian Kooser, Mylinda Sneed, Sarah Marie Andrews, and Jesse Elliot are creating Cake Walk! an ensemble for the parade.  Would you like to be a giant puppet: Toy, Pastry, or Chef? Or possibly jump-in with some other giant toy puppet you may already have?
Join us! –
We’ll be building at the:
Power House 3940 Fremont Ave N, Seattle
Friday 11am until – the Illuminated Float Move at 10pm, where the floats & participants magically light up and we reposition the floats at the parade start.If this isn’t your piece of cake – there are many volunteer opportunities: fremontartscouncil.org
Come to see our shenanigans in the Solstice Parade Saturday June 20th – parade starts at 3pm at 36th & Leary and winds its way East towards GasWorks Park, join us at the party there afterwards too. We look forward to seeing you!


LOCAL PUPPETEER KICKSTARTER

Brian Stabile is creating Boxland! a series bout two kids who explore a world made of cardboard, made entirely with puppets!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/178689131/help-create-the-puppet-stars-of-boxland?ref=video

Boxland

Have a great June!

Jean Enticknap
Membership Director

2015 National Puppetry Festival of the Puppeteers of America

This is the most updated information from the  Puppeteers of America’s National Festival and from UNIMA about Festival!
Logo for National Puppetry Festival
PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA

WHAT IS IN STORES FOR YOU THIS AUGUST

REGISTER BEFORE JUNE 1st AND SAVE!
We are less than three months away from the 2015 National Puppetry Festival of the Puppeteers of America, and over 400 registrants are planning to attend. Registration fees increase June 1st, so ACT NOW and register today.

Several workshops are reaching capacity enrollment. The Festival Committee is in process of scheduling additional sessions for workshops that are full or near full, in order to accommodate the growing interest.

A final schedule of all events will be announced by the end of May. Daily updates are currently available on the Festival’s website, with links to Facebook and Twitter.

AIR TRAVEL DISCOUNT OFFER
Puppeteers of America has just announced air travel discount offers from United Airlines and Delta, now available to all festival registrants. To utilize this offer, register at nationalpuppetryfestival2015.com, where you will be provided with that option. (This offer is only available for flights to and from Bradley International Airport during the Festival time frame.)

UNIMA
WORLD PUPPET CARNIVAL  www.worldpuppetcarnival.com

Lyrric Jackson
Director of Membership Services for UNIMA-USA
Direct: 404-881-5110
unima@mindspring.com
—–
UNIMA-USA Headquarters
1404 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Fax: 404-873-9907
http://www.unima-usa.org/index.html

If any of you are traveling to festivals this summer, we are going to have a post festival meeting in September for your to  share experiences! TBA!

Cheers,
Jean Enticknap
Membership Director

Water Puppetry by The Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre of Saigon

Picture of water puppets

Water puppets

If you have never experienced water puppetry, town hall is bringing The Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre of Saigon. They bill it a  “A lavish, over-the-top spectacle appropriate for the whole family”.  A very enjoyable event!

More information available on the Town Hall website.

And also on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/10983031033/

Thistle Theatre presents: “Little Red Riding Hood”

Picture of Little Red and Sunflowers

Little Red and Sunflowers


Thistle Theatre presents:  Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood sets off to Grandmutter’s house with a basket full of goodies and stumbles into an armful of adventure. Rudy, an impish squirrel, befriends Little Red Riding Hood and warns her of the dangerous wolf. The arrogant wolf assumes a variety of disguises in his attempt to gobble her up. Fritz, the telegram singing bird, and Greta, a rabbit with a carriage full of baby bunnies, round out the zany characters Little Red Riding Hood meets on her adventure. This action filled show is set in Bavaria and includes an interactive song in which the audience is invited to sing along.

Songwriter, Sue Ennis has penned the humorous Wolf Aria, one of the most popular songs ever written for Thistle Theatre. A talented ensemble of puppeteers, Ben Burris, Amy Escobar and Gina Wilhelm perform all character voices and songs live in the production directed by Jean Enticknap. Funded in part by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax.

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information:

Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117
May 16, 17 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Bellevue Youth Theatre
16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008
May 30, 31 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)

Magnuson Park Theatre
7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
June 13, 14 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

All tickets are $10.

Purchase tickets at http://www.thistletheatre.org/tickets.htm or http://www.brownpapertickets.com
For more information contact us at (206) 524-3388 or info@thistletheatre.org
or visit:

http://www.thistletheatre.org

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thistle-Theatre/122211953899

http://twitter.com/thistletheatre

Puppet fun during Art Up PhinneyWood this weekend.

For Art Up PhinneyWood: The BIG One, Seattle ReCreative will be exhibiting paintings and prints by Jeffrey Hantman and fruit peel sculptures by Chris Huber.

Art up and chow down in Phinney and Greenwood during the 20th Annual PhinneyWood Art Walk – The BIG One
May 8 from 6 – 9 pm and May 9 from 12 – 5 pm

70 businesses in Phinney and Greenwood from 87th to 65th and 100+ artists will be participating. Featuring art in a wide variety of mediums including visual, performance and music. Maps and additional information available at www.artupphinneywood.com.

Additionally, ReCreative will be offering these FREE (all ages) community events and entertainment:

May 8th, 6-8pm: Nightmerriment Fuzzy Monsters

Come check out some walk around puppetry by artist and storyteller Matthew Hopkins!

May 8th, 6-8pm: Fairytale Puppet Theater

Bring your own fairytale stories to life in this FREE Make & Take workshop with award-winning puppeteer and artist Sarah Frechette. Using recycled & art materials, kids will create fairytale animal puppets inspired by the vibrant, and imaginative puppetry art of “What The Moon Saw”, an artful adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s Thumbelina and The Ugly Ducking debuting May 2nd through 17th at the Northwest Puppet Center in Seattle, WA.

May 9th, 12-2pm: Family Play Studio

Bring the kids in for some hands-on activities with early childhood educator Jessica Lord! bond with the little people you love We will be building with loose parts and playing with a variety of sensory and art mediumsin a dynamic and playful environment that honors our natural desire to experiment and explore. This FREE two hour drop-in playtime is child-directed and self-paced.

JEFFREY HANTMAN

Jeff Hantman received a BFA in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1995 and has been living and working in the Bay Area for 20 years. In his studio he disassembles these collected items and reconfigures them into large sculptures that resemble objects that may or may not be obsolete. He combines woodworking, printmaking and painting to create his sculptures.

CHRIS HUBER

Make do with what you have; have fun with what you make.

Fresh lime rinds are strong and pliable like leather. They remember their spherical origin even if cut into thin strips. They change gradually as they air dry into brittle forms, but are full of natural preservatives that work as long as they don’t get damp. Things start out luscious and fragrant and then sort of wither. The ephemeral qualities suggested time capsules. The other contraptions are like fruit: to get what’s in there you have to destroy the shell. Photos capture the fresh phase and document what’s on the inside.

Also binkies, bottlecaps, and what not.

Huber was raised and spent most of his life in and near St. Louis. He studied in Ohio and abroad, and has been living in the DC area for the last 7 years. He expects to be relocating to Bangkok later this year. He has a keen interest in visual symbolism. Under the pseudonym Andros Chrystal he created The Puppeteer’s Cosmic Puzzle, which is in the collection of the Musee Francais de la Carte a Jouer d’Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris.

Huber’s work will be on display from May 4-11.

Facebook page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1625812047650594/

Northwest Puppet Center presents: “What the Moon Saw”

Mouse

Northwest Puppet Center is proud to present:

WHAT THE MOON SAW
by PuppetKabob

Two of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved tales, “Thumbelina” and “The Ugly Duckling”, are brought together in this imaginative performance.  What will happen to a pair of misfits on their moonlit adventure?  Don’t miss the West Coast premier of this magical puppet show about a pair of unlikely friends.

May 2-17, 2015

Saturdays at 1pm & 3pm
Sundays at 1pm & 3pm

Box office opens 30 minutes before showtime.
Advance tickets can be purchased anytime:
http://whatthemoonsaw.brownpapertickets.com/
800-838-3006


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

 

 

Spring Saturday Puppet Classes

This May, Vox Fabuli Puppets and Crash Boom offer you three easy ways to spend your Saturdays dipping your toes into the wild, weird world of puppets:

What: Basic Puppet Building – Animals 

Saturday, May 9

10am – 5:30pm

Beginning Stage Puppeteering 

Saturday, May 16

1-3pm

“Finding Your Puppet’s Voice” 

Saturday, May 23

1-3pm

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 – Animals: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1433804

Beginning Stage Puppeteering: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1433799

“Finding Your Puppet’s Voice”: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1433877

Basic Puppet Building – Animals 

Saturday, May 9

10am – 5:30pm

Cost: $175

Walk in with a sad, naked hand and walk out with a fabulous new puppet friend in this beginning class. Spend your day immersed in the hands-on experience of basic puppet construction: cutting, sewing (hand and machine) and hot gluing your way to a finished puppet. Seattle-based puppeteer Chad Allers will guide you step-by-step as you create one of five animals: Dog, Cat, Bear, Bunny or Unicorn…or any animal your imagination can devise.

Beginning Stage Puppeteering 

Saturday, May 16

1-3pm

Cost: $45 pre-reg/$55 day-of

In this fun, dynamic class, you’ll learn the foundations of good stage puppetry – focus, physical commitment and basic puppet operation. Seattle-based puppeteer Rachel Jackson will teach you how to make your puppet seem alive and connect with your audience. You’ll get lots of hands-on time with professional arm-and-rod puppets plus a simple practice puppet to take home so you can keep working on your skills.

“Finding Your Puppet’s Voice” 

Saturday, May 23

1-3pm

Cost: $45 pre-reg/$55 day-of

You know how to make your puppet talk, but what does she sound like?

You can make him move, but where is he going? And how does he get there?

In this fun, intermediate puppeteering class, you’ll learn the basics of characterization – voice, physicality and emotion – and how to apply them to your puppet. You’ll get tons of tips for making character choices and see what a big impact they can have on your puppet’s performance. *Beginning Puppetry class or equivalent puppet experience required.

About Your Instructors:

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 The FELT-A-THON, “Whedonesque Burlesque” and “Audrey & Nelson: a puppet sex musical”. She also co-produces Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam. www.VoxFabuli.com

Seattle-based puppeteer Chad Allers has been building puppets since 2010, when he won Project Puppet’s annual contest with the second puppet he ever built. He makes puppet videos through his company, Crash Boom Puppets, including a series where he teaches people how to go about creating their own puppet productions. Locally, he has built puppets for live performances of Nunsense and The Pillowman.http://www.crashboom.net

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