Felt-a-thon, March 21, 2015

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What: The FELT-A-THON

When: Saturday, March 21, 10am

Where: Inscape Arts Building, Studio 230

815 Seattle Blvd South

Seattle, WA 98134

Website: http://www.feltathon.com

Vox Fabuli Puppets and Crash Boom invite puppet fans worldwide to take part in the very first FELT-A-THON. The FELT-A-THON, a 24 hour puppet marathon charity event, will be held Saturday, March 21.

Beginning at 10am, Seattle-based puppeteers Rachel Jackson and Chad Allers, along with other local artists, will attempt to make 12 short puppet videos in only 24 hours. A live stream of The FELT-A-THON will be available online, so that people everywhere will be able to tune in and track their sleep deprived progress. Part of the 2015 World Day of Puppetry, proceeds collected during the event will go to a charity chosen by popular vote.

In addition to collecting donations, audience participation will be encouraged via social media: video suggestions will be solicited, dares taken, and questions answered via The FELT-A-THON’s Twitter feed and FaceBook pages.

“We want to give people a lot of ways to participate, whether they’re here in Seattle or on the other side of the planet,” said Jackson. “We’re super eager to see how people respond here in our first year. We have lofty visions of future Felt-a-thons, with events taking place in several cities at once. ”

The FELT-A-THON will benefit one of three charities – Habitat for Humanity, charity: water or Autism Speaks. The entire event will be viewable for free online via live stream, but the finished videos will be made available to donors before the general public. Donations will be collected via IndieGoGo.

Guest artists include: Annett Mateo – Master Puppet Artisan for Seattle Children’s Theater, local band Brite Lines, and filmmaker Tonjia Atomic.

Website: http://www.feltathon.com
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/FeltAThon
Twitter: @Felt_a_Thon

About World Day of Puppetry: The World Day of Puppetry 2015 invites puppeteers and community members to celebrate the art of puppetry across the country and around the world. For more information about the initiative, please visit the websites of the Puppeteers of America (www.puppeteers.org) and UNIMA-USA (http://www.unima-usa.org/).

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Young Adult and Youth Scholarships Available for P of A Festival

Dear Regional Leadership,


We came up a bit short of applicants for the Young adult and Youth Scholarships for the 2016 festival. We want to get as many of our youth to the fest as possible so we have extended the deadline for applicants in these categories till February 20th. Please spread the word to any folks you know who could benefit form one of these scholarships and encourage them to apply. Thank for your help. Here is a link to the application.

http://www.puppeteers.org/who-we-are/grants-scholarships/current-scholarships/

Kat Pleviak
Artistic Director
Sea Beast Puppet Company
630-790-1337
www.seabeastpuppetry.com

Join us, or Renew your Puppeteers of Puget Sound Membership

Current PPS Guild Members and future Puppeteers of Puget Sound Members a great year of puppetry events are on tap.  Join or update your membership today.  Those attending on Feb. 6 can save postage by giving filled out membership form with cash or check to Jean Enticknap at the event.

Here is what your membership gives you in only the first quarter of the year:

Feb. 6 – Northwest Puppet Center and Dmitri Carter are hosting Paul Mesner’s Pulcinella at the NWPC.  – Half price for members.  Details on our Facebook page.

Feb. 14 – Skid Row Puppet Show Event at Ballard Alki Lodge. Discount for members (see our Facebook page)

February 26 – Rob D’Arc and Jean Enticknap are hosting the first in a series of Thursday evening of videos at the Thistle Theatre Studio at Magnuson Park.  Want to find a puppet mentor? Videos of puppeteers who are masters of manipulation will inspire everyone from novice to professional.  $5 at door for non-members, free to PofPS guild members. Snacks included, BYOB.  More detail of the event will be posted soon.

March 21 – Puppeteers of America’s National Day of Puppetry.  An entire day of shows and events.  Some events will have a PofPS discount. More details of the event will be posted soon.

Please forward to your friends and other fans of puppetry.

Cheers,
Jean Enticknap
Membership Director

PS.  If you have sent a membership since Oct. 2014, you are up to date.  All other memberships have lapsed.

Skid Row Puppet Show presents A Valentine Cabaret – Get yer Puppet Heart On!

Skid Row Puppet Show presents
A Valentine Cabaret – Get yer Puppet Heart On!

Join us Saturday February 14th, 2015
At Ballard Odd fellows, at 8:00pm

The puppet slam yer mama warned ya’ll about ~is back!
Featuring the doll-wigglin’ styles & shenanigans of:
Brian Kooser, Sarah Marie Andrews, Deborah Skorstad, Tim Marsden, Mylinda Sneed, West Cascade Puppet Brigade, + more…

$15 cover charge – Dessert Potluck
Attendees are encouraged to bring a dessert to share (or those chocolates from that not-so-secret admirer).

Not suggested for the faint of heart (ages 14 to ~adult).

Visit the Facebook event page.

If you are a Puppeteers of Puget Sound member, you can join the Puppeteers of Puget Sound member Facebook group to access the special discount code for this event.

Save the Date: Felt-a-thon

What: The Felt-a-thon

When: Saturday, March 21, 2015

Where: Inscape Arts Building, Studio 230

815 Seattle Blvd South

Seattle, WA 98134

Website: https://www.facebook.com/FeltAThon

Seattle, WA: The first Felt-a-thon, a puppet marathon charity event, will be held in Seattle Saturday, March 21, 2015 as part of the World Day of Puppetry

Rachel Jackson (Vox Fabuli Puppets) and Chad Allers (Crash Boom Puppets), along with other local artists, will attempt to make 12 short puppet videos in 24 hours. The entire event will accessible via live stream and Twitter feed and proceeds will go to a charity chosen by popular vote.

“The idea was inspired by my programmer friends talking about their Hack-a-thons, but the event also has a flavor of the telethons of yore,” said Jackson. “People will witness our sleep deprived insanity and hopefully that will entertain them and encourage them to give.”

About World Day of Puppetry: The World Day of Puppetry 2015 invites puppeteers and community members to celebrate the art of puppetry across the country and around the world. For more information about the initiative, please visit the websites of the Puppeteers of America (www.puppeteers.org) and UNIMA-USA (http://www.unima-usa.org/).

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Northwest Puppet Center presents: “The Dinosaur Show”

THE DINOSAUR SHOW
By Paul Mesner Puppets

Dig into the prehistoric past with this hilarious and informative performance about dinosaurs. Brought back from extinction, the dinosaurs spring to life through an assortment of puppetry techniques plus a special appearance by the acclaimed paleontologist, Dr. Dino Sawyer! In this puppet show, find out facts about how dinosaurs lived and became extinct. You’ll have to judge for yourself when it comes to a few of our scientist’s more ridiculous theories.

Jan. 31 – Feb. 15, 2015

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

Admission $9-$11

Advance tickets available anytime online or by phone:

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

Tickets also available at the box office 30 minutes before showtime.

Also:

Two special events are scheduled in February.

Fri. Feb 6th at 8pm
PULCINELLA
Classic presentation of a commedia dell’arte hand puppet show.
By Paul Mesner Puppets
http://pulcinella.brownpapertickets.com/
$10 admission

Sat. Feb. 21st at 8pm
FROM THE EARTHWORM TO THE NIGHT
Unique presentation combining poetry with projected imagery and shadows
By Jess X. Chen
http://earthworm.brownpapertickets.com/
$8 admission

Please note: these special events may not be suitable for young children and are not part of season subscription. Subscribers please email me if you would like to attend PULCINELLA (special subscriber discount available).

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

Northwest Puppet Center presents: “The Dinosaur Show”

Northwest Puppet Center presents:

 

The Dinosaur Show
By Paul Mesner Puppets
Dates:  
Jan. 31-Feb. 15, 2015
Showtimes:
Sat. 1pm & 3pm
Sun. 1pm & 3pm
Admission: 
$9 Child
$11 Adult
$9 Senior
Location:
Northwest Puppet Center
9123 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Tickets available at the box office 30 minutes before showtime or advance tickets can be purchased at:
About the show:
The Dinosaur Show No bones about it – The Dinosaur Show will tickle your funny fossil and stimulate your imagination. Paul Mesner Puppets digs into the past to bring the dinosaurs to life, using hand, rod, shadow and body puppets in a prehistoric tale. The play explains scientific facts of how dinosaurs became extinct and includes a few whimsical and improbable theories. The cameo appearance of Dr. Dino Sawyer is sure to entertain with a fascinating look at what was and what might have been.
About the artist:
Paul Mesner founded his puppet company in 1987.  He has won three Citations of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry from the American chapter of Union International de la Marionette (the oldest international theatre organization and a member group of UNESCO) and has received the Distinguished Service to Education Award from University of Missouri.  On Feb. 11th, Paul will be receiving the 2015 Missouri Arts Award at the Capital Rotunda and immediately flying back to Seattle to continue his run at Northwest Puppet Center.

NW Puppet Center presents: “Little Red Riding Bug”

LITTLE RED RIDING BUG
By Parasol Puppets
Dec. 6-21, 2014

After grandma flies too close to a bug zapper, Little Red makes her way to grandmother’s house with a care basket filled with goodies. Little does Little Red know the adventure that lies ahead because none other than The Big, Bad Frog is lurking en route! Don’t miss this bugged out adaptation of the classic tale. The show features a handcrafted cast of insect puppets accompanied by a soundtrack of classic honky tonk piano tunes.

Showtimes:
Sat. 1pm & 3pm
Sun. 1pm & 3pm

Admission:
$9 Child
$11 Adult
$9 Senior

Tickets available at the box office 30 minutes before showtime.
Advance orders can be made anytime:

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

Also, it isn’t too late to save a little money with a subscription. Same price of $35 for adult or child to attend the four remaining shows of the season. Just pick the date and time for LITTLE RED RIDING BUG and reserve the rest of the showings at your leisure. Subscriptions available at the box office or in advance:

http://puppet.brownpapertickets.com/

Hope you can attend the shows.

Thanks,

Dmitri
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

SPECIAL MATCHING FUNDS OPPORTUNITY!
Raynier Institute and Foundation is offering a matching grant of $3,750.
If you’d like to support Northwest Puppet Center, please consider making a contribution:
http://power2give.org/PugetSound/Project/Detail?projectId=2332
Thanks to ArtsFund for presenting Power2Give/PugetSound

 

Thistle Theatre presents the “Gingerbread Boy”

Picture of Snowman

Every child’s dream come true – a magical world of candy, cookies and ice cream.  Ollie the Oven bakes cakes and cookies, Bill the Chill makes ice cream treats and Sweetie, a copper kettle, cooks up candy and chocolate confections. When too much spice is poured into the batter, out pops a mischievous Gingerbread Boy who stops the

production of holiday goodies. Pepper Mint, a shipping clerk, runs after the Gingerbread Boy on a chase though Candyland. The chase takes them through Candy Cane Lane, past a Snow Man in the Icicle Alps and into the Soda Swamp inhabited by the Gummy Gator.  The traditional story told with an original twist.

A talented ensemble of puppeteers, Alex Cantrell, Ben Burris, and Gina Wilhelm performs all character voices and songs live in a production directed by Jean Enticknap with music and songs by Sue Ennis.   Funded in part by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax.

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information:

Bellevue Youth Theatre
16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008
Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 6, 7 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)

Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117
Dec. 13, 14 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Magnuson Park Theatre
7110 62nd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115
Dec. 20, 21 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

All individual 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

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Northwest Puppet Center presents: The Green Bird (El Pajaro Verde)

Northwest Puppet Center is proud to present:
THE GREEN BIRD
EL PAJARO VERDE
To find her friend, Luisa goes on a great adventure.
This magical story from Mexico is brought to the stage with beautifully designed puppets and live music.
Performed by Oregon Shadow Theatre
Nov. 1-23, 2014
Saturdays at 1pm & 3pm
Sundays at 1pm & 3pm
Advance tickets can be purchased anytime:
Save yourself some green with this special discount code:
verde
Entering this code gives you one FREE child admission!  Code valid only for advance orders (not at the box office).  Feel free to share the special discount code with your friends.  We look forward to seeing you at the show.
P.S.  Subscriptions are also still available:  http://puppet.brownpapertickets.com/
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

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