Northwest Puppets Center presents “Bathtub Pirates” by Grey Seal Puppets

A swashbuckling adventure begins when a child’s imagination turns the bathtub into a pirate ship!  Northwest Puppet Center is proud to present:
Bathtub Pirates
by Grey Seal Puppets

Playing March 21-29, 2015

Showtimes: Saturdays at 1pm & 3pm, Sundays at 1pm & 3pm
Admission:  $9 child, $11 adult, $9 senior
Advance tickets available online or by phone:
Tickets also available at the box office which opens 30 minutes before showtime.  Playing for only two weekends so don’t miss this fun-filled performance.
Thanks for your support and patronage of the puppet center!
Sincerely,
Dmitri Carter
dmitri@nwpuppet.orghttp://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

Combined National Day of Puppetry and World Day of Puppetry on March 21, 2015

The Puppeteers of Puget Sound, a guild of the Puppeteers of America, invite you to see and support the work of PUPPETRY ARTISTS on the combined National Day of Puppetry and World Day of Puppetry on March 21, 2015. Celebrate Art and Culture through Puppetry!

SEE A PUPPET THEATRE PRODUCTION

Northwest Puppet Center: 9123 15th Ave NE, Seattle

1:00PM and 3:00PM                                 Tickets: $9-$11                                     www.nwpuppet.org

Bathtub Pirates – Grey Seal Puppets stages an inventive show where a bubble bath turns into a pirate adventure!  A child’s imagination takes an unexpected turn when Captain Blackbeard and his motley band of pirates need a new ship. Found object puppets made from items found in a bathtub!

Thistle Theatre: Magnuson Park Theatre, 7110 62nd Street, Seattle

1:00PM and 3:00PM                               Tickets: $10                                      www.thistletheatre.org

Momotaro (Peach Boy) – Momotaro magically emerges from a peach, bands together with a dog, a monkey and a pheasant to defeat the Oni (ogres) who have been stealing from his family village.

Tabletop Bunraku and origami puppets are used to tell the most celebrated children’s story in Japan.

Vox Fabuli Puppets and Crash Boom Puppets: Pocket Theatre, 8312 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle

8:30PM – 9:30PM                     Tickets: $10 online $14 at the door             www.facebook.com/FeltAThon

In Felt-a-thon Live see behind-the-scenes magic firsthand as the cast and crew shoot a video inspired by Design Month’s Pillow Fort Set. You may be invited to put on a puppet and become part of the action or relax and be a member of the studio audience.

SEE A PRODUCTION WITH PUPPETRY

Seattle Children’s Theatre: 201 Thomas St., Seattle  (Seattle Center)

2:00PM and 5:30PM                               Tickets: $25-$36                                               www.sct.org

Goodnight Moon(Musical production of book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd) Enjoy the surprise and delight of Bunny’s imaginative detours on the way to dreamland.  In this production, everyone will revel with Bunny in the fun of jumping cows, dancing bears and a room that springs to life. 

VISIT A PUPPET MUSEUM

Northwest Puppet Center: 9123 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA  98115                   12:00PM – 4:00PM

                                                       Free with production of Bathtub Pirates

Aurora Valentinetti Museum: 257 4th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337               11:00AM – 4:00PM

                                      Suggested Donation Student – $1.00, Adult – $2.00, Family – $5.00

VISIT THE PIKE PLACE MARKET

Planet of the Puppets will be in the market with an amazing assortment of pop-up puppets.  Look near the Joe Desimone Bridge and Stewart St, the area that juts out over Western Ave. http://planetofthepuppets.com

                

National Day of Puppetry to coincide with UNIMA’s World Puppetry Day

Call for Puppeteers and Companies!  Last year the Puppeteers of America Board of Trustees voted to move National Day of Puppetry to coincide with UNIMA’s World Puppetry Day. The event is March 21, 2015.

Dustin Curtis (a new member of the Puppeteers of Puget Sound) has organized an outreach pre-event. Dustin received a permit from Seattle Parks & Recreation (who kindly waived the usage fees) for a “meet & greet” of puppets onSaturday, March 14th from 1pm-6pm in Westlake Park. He has arranged to have two tables. One table will hold fliers or giveaways from puppet shows/companies. There are numerous puppetry events on the actual day, March 21, so this event is a week early to help drive traffic to support puppetry artists. The other table will hold paper bag puppets that Dustin’s puppet company will be donating for handouts.  He has paid the insurance fee for the event. He is looking for volunteers who would like to stop by for an hour or two (or the whole event) to  “show off your puppet, busk perform, answer questions or possibly take photos if requested.” He is also seeking promo materials to help talk about your company or upcoming show/season.

He is organizing a puppet making party for the March 14 event on Thursday, March 12 at 6:00PM.
https://www.facebook.com/events/336477553221844/

Many thanks to Dustin for organizing this event.   If you are interested or would like more details about the March 14event, please email Dustin directly at dustin@misterchanel.com

Cheers,
Jean Enticknap
Membership Director

Here is a link to the flyer that will be given out on the March 14th event listing the puppetry events around Puget Sound on March 21. National and World Day of Puppetry

Thistle Theatre presents: “Momotoro (Peach Boy)”

Photo of Momotaro Jumping

Momotaro Jumping

Momotaro is the most popular children’s story told in Japan. An old woman finds a huge peach floating in a river. When she and her husband try to cut it open, a baby emerges. They name the baby Momotaro and raise him as their son.  He quickly grows up to be a warrior and bands together with a dog, a monkey and a pheasant to go on a mission to defeat the Oni (demons) who have been terrorizing his village.

The story was adapted by Jean Enticknap and Sue Ennis, who also wrote the score and 3 original songs.  The traditional Momotaro song is also featured in the show. Tabletop Bunruku-style puppets made by Brian Kooser and Jean Enticknap, and origami puppets folded by Kathleen Imanishi and Jean Enticknap. Puppeteers Ben Burris, Zane Exactly and Gina Wilhelm play multiple roles in the production directed by Jean Enticknap.  Recommended for children ages 3 and up.  Funded in part by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax.

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information

Bellevue Youth Theatre

16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008

March 7, 8 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)

Sunset Hill Community Club

3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle, WA 98117

March 14, 15 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Magnuson Park Theatre

7110 62nd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115

March 21 and 22 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

All tickets $10

Purchase tickets at www.thistletheatre.org or www.brownpapertickets.org

Contact us at (206) 524-3388 or info@thistletheatre.org

Felt-a-thon, March 21, 2015

feltathon logo date url

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

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