Updated Membership Form

Hello current, new, and prospective members,

Please use this updated membership to register for Puppeteers of Puget Sound in 2019. It includes the updated list of benefits.

Thank you!

-PoPS webmaster

 

Puppeteers of Puget Sound membership form 2019.docx

Puppeteers of Puget Sound membership form 2019.pdf

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Thistle Theatre Presents: The Magic Teakettle!

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Magic Teakettle
In a Japanese temple, a teakettle is placed over the fire for the tea ceremony. Suddenly, it sprouts a tail, a head and the four legs of a Tanuki (a raccoon-like animal found in Japan).  Fearing the strange creature with the body of a teakettle, the Priest returns it to the peddler woman who sold it to him.  She gives the Tanuki a home and food and grateful for her kindness, the Tanuki reveals he is Bumbuku Chagama, a teakettle of good luck. Together they start a theatre and the Magic Teakettle of Good Luck performs acrobatic tricks.

Thistle Theatre specializes in tabletop Bunraku puppetry, a variation of the 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.  Amy Escobar, Andre Nelson and Zane Exactly are the puppeteers in the production directed by Jean Enticknap.  The puppets were designed and built by Brian Kooser in the Thistle Theatre studio.

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information:

BYT-Crossroads Theatre
16051 NE 10th St, Seattle WA  98008
March 2, 3 @ 2:00pm and 4:00pm

Magnuson Park Theatre
7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle WA  98115
March 9, 10 @ 1:00pm and 3:00pm

Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th St, Seattle WA  98117
March 16, 17 @ 1:00pm and 3:00pm

All individual tickets are $10.
Purchase tickets at www.thistletheatre.org  or www.brownpapertickets.com

For more information contact us at (206) 524-3388 or info@thistletheatre.org or visit:

http://www.thistletheatre.org

https://www.instagram.com/thistletheatre/

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

http://twitter.com/thistletheatre

 

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Puppeteers Of Puget Sound Winter Meeting!

Please join us for the first meeting of 2019 on FEBRUARY 21ST at 7:00 PM Guild business will address officer updates, some minor points of order, and news on the National Puppetry Festival.
We are pleased to welcome John Tyndall who is a local Producer and Director with Weasel Productions. His most recent project was The Victorian Hotel by Angus Oblong. A show that combined humans and puppets on an equal footing in a full-length play. He’s looking forward to sharing his puppet creations with you and discussing the challenges presented scripturally in the design and function.
https://www.weaselpro.com

Free for members and $5 for guests who then can apply the fee towards membership if you choose. Refreshments will be provided.

Magnuson Park _ Thistle Theatre Studio Location

It is very important to note that the location is the Thistle Theatre Studio. Please do not “Google” Thistle Theatre. You will be sent to the wrong building.

Thistle Theatre Presents: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Three Bears in Chairs

 

The three bears load up their trailer and leave Yellowstone Park for a vacation in Hollywood, California. When Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear take a walk, Goldilocks and her pet duck stumble upon their campsite where the porridge is hot and the bed is just right! Songwriter Sue Ennis has written 50’s rock, country and pop tunes for this classic story with a modern twist.

Amy Escobar, Andre Nelson and Zane Exactly are the puppeteers in the production directed by Jean Enticknap with puppets designed and build by Brian Kooser.

 

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information:

Magnuson Park Theatre

7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

October 6, 7 @ 1:00 and 3:00

 

BYT-Crossroads Theatre

16051 NE 10th St., Bellevue, WA 98008

October 13, 14 @ 2:00 and 4:00

 

Sunset Hill Community Club

3003 NW 66th St., Seattle, WA 98117

October 20, 21 @ 1:00 and 3:00

 

All individual tickets are $10.

Purchase tickets at http://www.thistletheatre.org  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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Puppeteers of Puget Sound Fall Meeting!

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Puppeteers of Puget Sound Meeting
September 12, 2018    7PM- 9PM

Thistle Theatre Studio at Magnuson Park

*6310 NE 74th St.   (Building 30)
Seattle, WA, 98115

*It is very important to note that the location is the Thistle Theatre Studio. Please do not “Google” Thistle Theatre. You will be sent to the wrong building.

Join us for our Autumn meeting. Some guild business will be addressed and then we are pleased to feature Puppeteer Brian Kooser. Brian will lead a puppet construction lecture, show samples of his work, and then lead a hands-on demo for the guild including cardboard building and cardboard armature making.
More info on Brian can be found here: http://www.briankooser.com/Bio.html

Free for members and $5 for guests who then can apply the fee towards membership if you choose. Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to jean@thistletheatre.org

 

Magnuson Park _ Thistle Theatre Studio Location (downloadable pdf)

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 15 

What:  Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 15

When:  August 10 & 11

8pm

Where:  Theatre Off Jackson

409 7th Ave S

Seattle, WA

Tickets:  $12 in advance, $17 at the door

Recommended for ages 18+

https://fussycloud15.brownpapertickets.com

Felt-a-con:  https://feltacon2018.bpt.me/

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam aims to provide Seattle with quality adult puppetry performances through our ongoing performance series. Felt-a-con is a weekend of workshops and activities celebrating the art of puppeteering. The two join forces in a quest for total puppet domination, August 10-12 at Theatre Off Jackson

A place to be creative, quirky and experimental, every Fussy Cloud features a variety of fascinating short works by puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest (and beyond)! Volume 15 continues this tradition with new works from some local favorites, plus visiting artists from Colorado and California.

Hosted by the fabulous Rebecca Mmm Davis!

Featuring special guest: Grant Baciocco* of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Puppet Up!

~ Additional Artists Scheduled to Appear ~

Annett Mateo/Puppetlandia

The Beastie Beasts*

Tears of Gin

The Zoo Pack

Trivia Puppet Company

Vox Fabuli Puppets

Zane Exactly and Cassie Bray

*indicates an artist new to Fussy Cloud

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 15 is a proud co-producer of Felt-a-con 2018. A small, Seattle-based puppet festival, Felt-a-con is a time for networking, education, fun, and outreach. The event welcomes both professionals and enthusiasts, and puppeteers of all skill levels, from beginners to legends. Whether you’re crazy for puppets, or just a little puppet-curious, please join us!

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 15 is presented in association with Theatre Off Jackson. Funding made possible in part by the HBH fund. Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike.

About Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam: 

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 the puppetry community and support the growth and exploration of both new and seasoned puppeteers 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)! Funding made possible in part by the HBH fund. Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike.

FELT-A-CON RETURNS AUGUST 10-12

What:  FELT-A-CON 2018

When:  August 10-12 2018

Where:  Theatre Off Jackson

409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA

Website: www.FeltACon.com

FELT-A-CON 2018, a weekend of workshops and activities celebrating the art of puppeteering, will be held August 10-12, at Theatre Off Jackson.

for more information, visit
www.Feltacon.com

FELT-A-CON is a small, Seattle-based puppet festival focused on networking, education, fun, and outreach. We welcome both professionals and enthusiasts, and puppeteers of all skill levels, from beginners to legends.

Whether you’re crazy for puppets, or just a little puppet-curious, please Join Us!

SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST: Grant Baciocco of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Puppet Up!

**PRICING**
Regular Registration: $75 (ends July 24)
Late Registration: $90

Your Registration Fee Includes:
– 4 workshops
– lunch on Saturday
– admission to Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam vol. 15
– admission to Under the Puppet LIVE!
– access to all group events

**CURRENT SCHEDULE**
Friday, August 10
Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Vol 15 – 8pm

Saturday, August 11
Workshops – 10 am – 5pm
Under the Puppet LIVE! – 2pm
Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Vol 15 – 8pm

Sunday, August 12
Workshops – 10am – 3pm

**WORKSHOP TOPICS**
(currently scheduled)
Create Your Own Puppet Show On The Internet! For Fun And Profit!
Intro to Arduino in Puppetry
Puppet Head Building
Quick Puppets with Creative Reuse
Puppet Singing and Dancing
Shadow Puppetry Styles and Techniques
Table Top Bunraku Puppet Manipulation
What I Learned at Beyond the Sock
Writing for Punch and Judy

for more information, visit www.Feltacon.com

SPECIAL EVENTS
Puppet Show and Tell
Saturday Lunch
Regional Meeting for the Pacific Northwest Region of the Puppeteers of America
Makers’ Room

FELT-A-CON 2018 is presented in association with Theatre Off Jackson and Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam

FELT-A-CON 2018 is sponsored in part by Puppeteers of Puget Sound and Seattle ReCreative and fiscally sponsored by Shunpike

Theatre Off Jackson and the producer strive to be as accessible and inclusive as possible. Please contact us if you have any questions. Our venue is accessible by wheelchair and other mobility devices. Please contact us in advance so we can ensure your experience is as smooth as possible.

Manual Cinema Workshop

Manual Cinema Workshop

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Monday, March 19, 2018
7:00-9:00pm

The Moore Theatre
(1932 2nd Ave. Seattle 98101)
$10 fee
RSVP HERE  

Need based scholarships available upon request. Please email studentprograms@stgpresents.org

 

This workshop includes a mini-lesson on Manual Cinema’s work with video samples. Then you’ll move into Manual Cinema’s audio story techniques with exercises on sound design and music composition and a guided sound walk. Participants learn the basic of cinematic puppetry and the company’s visual storytelling techniques by working directly at the screens (in silhouette) and then with hands-on instructions with the overhead projectors. 

 

This workshop is in support of the March 20th Manual Cinema performance of Ada/Ava at the Moore Theatre. For information on that performance visit stgpresents.org 

To receive a 15% discount on tickets to the performance  visit bit.ly/puppeteer-stg. Promo code: Puppeteer

Thistle Theatre Presents: Tiger and the Dried Persimmon!

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Thistle Theatre Presents: Tiger and the Dried Persimmon

website: www.thistletheatre.org            email: info@thistletheatre.org
Media contact: Jean Enticknap   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Learn more about Korea, the 2018 Winter Olympics host country, by seeing this humorous story about a young tiger. Thinking he is the fiercest in all of Korea, a tiger ventures down a mountainside in search of food. Stopping at a farmhouse, he mistakenly thinks that a dried persimmon (kotgum) is a frightening creature.  Experience the rich culture and traditions of Korea through the misadventures of the silly tiger.

This story is performed with tabletop Bunraku, rod and shadow puppets designed by Brian Kooser. Set design by Jean Enticknap and painted by Allyn Baehr. Cultural advisors for project are Hyeon-soog Chang and Andrew Kim. Amy Escobar, Zane Exactly and Andre Nelson are puppeteers in the show directed by Jean Enticknap.

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information:

BYT-Crossroads Theatre
16051 NE 10th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008
March 3, 4 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)

Magnuson Park Theatre
7110 62nd Ave NE Seattle WA 98115
March 10, 11 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117
March 17, 18 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

All individual tickets are $10.
Purchase tickets at http://www.thistletheatre.org  or 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

TIger and the Dried Persimmon Press 2018

Thistle Theatre - Tiger at Window

 

 

Call for Artists – Fussy Cloud Vol. 14!

Call for Artists
Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 14


What:  Call for Artists
Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 14

Deadline:  February 20, 8pm

Contact:  FussyCloudPuppetSlam@gmail.com

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

We’re very excited to announce our Call for Artists for Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam – Volume 14! 

Show dates: Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21

Additional dates: Tech rehearsal Wednesday or Thursday, April 18 or 19

Location: Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA)

About the Show: 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 sometimes films). Vol. 14 is presented in association with Theatre Off Jackson. 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.

What We Are Seeking:

– Adult puppet pieces up to 8 minutes long (“adult” as in “not necessarily for children”; “blue” material is acceptable but not required)

– We love to encounter new acts and new (or just new-to-us) performers.

– We are primarily a live show, but we are also happy to consider your short puppet films (just be aware that preference is given to live performance pieces)

Small stipends will be paid to each act, and additionally, some travel stipends are available for out-of-towners.

If you are interested in participating please send us the following:

•Your name and contact info

•City, State/Province

•a Brief Description of your piece: storyline, type of puppets used, how many puppeteers and general mood

•Approx. Length (8 min or less)

•Video link of piece (if available)

•Performance pictures (if available)

*Please Note: Technical resources are limited – slams are quick and dirty!  If you have a technically complex piece, please let us know the specs when you apply so we may determine if it is simple enough to be successful in the slam format.

Please send your submissions (and any questions) via email to: fussycloudpuppetslam@gmail.com

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 20

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam VOLUME 14 is presented in association with Theatre Off Jackson. Funding made possible in part by the HBH fund.

About Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam: 

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 the puppetry community and support the growth and exploration of both new and seasoned puppeteers 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)! 

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