Pacific Northwest Regional Puppet Festival

Left Coast Puppet Love Fest

Left Coast Puppet Love Fest
When: August 3 – 6, 2022
Where: Seattle, Washington at Seattle University and Seattle Central College
Registration: $80 – $275 (FESTIVAL ONLY: housing, meals, parking, t-shirts, sale tables are available for additional fees)
Register online through July 11

Puppeteers of America members enjoy savings on full festival registration fees.

For questions, contact festivals@puppeteers.org

Puppeteer Needed

The Valentinetti Puppet Museum is offering $400 for a performing puppeteer to work four hours between noon and 4:00 pm on June 25, 2022.   This is part of the Bremerton Bridge Blast event with daytime activities in the downtown area, leading up to evening fireworks projected off the Manette Bridge. 

Direct inquiries to Bridge Blast, c/o Stanley Hess, Valentinetti Puppet Museum, 280 Fourth Street, Bremerton, WA 98337 or email: s.w.hess@msn.com

Bremerton Bridge Blast

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam “We’re Back!”

Fussy Cloud Vol. 22

May 20 & 21 @ 8pm

Live & In Person @ Theatre Off Jackson

Tickets are Name Your Own Rate (pay us a price you think the show is worth)

It’s been two and a half long years since we’ve been in the theatre. And while we’ve enjoyed entertaining you via zoom in the meantime, right now we’re looking forward to sharing puppet stories with you in person again. Please consider joining our parliament of talented puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest for some creative and quirky puppet variety cabaret. 

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Vol 22 May 20 & 21 8pm Theatre Off Jackson

Hosted by Tootsie Spangles

~ Artists Scheduled to Appear ~

  • Brzezinski & Schap (NY and Boston)
  • Dust in Your Eyes
  • Kettlehead Studios (PDX)
  • Man Who Plays with Dolls*
  • Tim Giugni, Teatro Calamari (PDX)
  • Trivia Puppet Company 
  • Vox Fabuli Puppets
  • West of Roan
  • Works of Gina’s
  • Zoo Pack Puppets

*indicates an artist new to Fussy Cloud

Fussy Cloud and Theatre Off Jackson want you all to be safe and comfortable, so bring your mask, plus vax proof and ID or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hrs of the show. One performance will be filmed for later streaming. 

Produced in Association with Theatre Off Jackson. Funding made possible in part by the Puppet Slam Network. Fiscally sponsored by Shunpike

PoPS Spring Meeting

When: Monday, May 23, 2022 @ 7pm PT
Where: Online
COST:

  • Free for 2022 PoPS members
  • $8 for non-members (you can apply the meeting fee towards membership if you choose)

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will be password protected. You must RSVP by one hour before the meeting to attend.

HOW TO RSVP:

  1. Renew Your PoPS Membership or Join PoPS
  2. Pay the $8 non-members fee through PayPal

You’ll receive the meeting link via email at least 24 hours before the meeting.

Please join Puppeteers of Puget Sound online for our spring meeting. We’ll cover some guild business and enjoy a presentation from Jean Marie Keevins of Little Shadow Productions.

Jean Marie Keevins of Little Shadow Productions

About Our Guest Speaker:
Jean Marie Keevins is a Brooklyn-based coach, writer, producer and puppet artist. Her company, Little Shadow Productions, has used the needs of the pandemic to launch a long planned academy and speaking arm to their production and consultation slate. Jean Marie will share where the company is now and will also gladly do some short sprint laser coaching with guild members during the meeting.

Now at the Northwest Puppet Center

A CENTURY OF PROGRESS: AN EXHIBITION OF THE TATTERMAN MARIONETTES

Saturdays 12 – 4pm
Sundays 12 – 4pm

Now through May 2022
FREE ADMISSION

Northwest Puppet Center
9123 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
info@nwpuppet.org

The Tatterman Marionettes were established in 1923 by William Duncan and Edward Mabley. This historic puppet troupe toured the nation and performed more shows at World’s Fairs than any other group in history. Some of their work can be found at The Smithsonian in DC and Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta.

marionette
Tatterman Marionettes
The Cook/Marks Collection
 Donated to NWPC

PoPS First 2022 Meeting

headshot of Kat Pleviak
Kat Pleviak

About the Presenter:

Kat Pleviak has been a professional puppeteer and member of the Puppeteers of America since 2002. She has an MFA in Youth Theatre and Puppetry from the University of Hawaii Manoa (2009) and is the founder and Artistic Director of Sea Beast Puppet Company in Chicago. She currently serves the Puppeteers of America as the membership officer and is Vice President of the Chicago Puppetry Guild. She has been published multiple times in Puppetry Journal and her work has been showcased many times in print including as a featured artist in Puppetry International’s issue of “40 under 40.”

Equipment List:

If you have yoga equipment: a mat, bolster, strap, and 2 or more bricks.

If you do not have yoga equipment: 3-6 pillows or couch cushions, a selection of towels or blankets, and a clean and comfortable place to lay on the floor. 


This class is a great way to start the day and an even better way to end it

Start the year off right: visit with your friendly neighborhood puppetry guild and enjoy a workshop in “Self-Care for the Puppeteer” from Kat Pleviak of Sea Beast Puppet Company.

When: Wednesday February 2 @ 7pm
Where: Online

RSVP: Everyone must RSVP to attend and will receive the meeting link via email approximately 48 hours in advance.

How to RSVP:

  1. Renew your PoPS Membership for 2022 or become a new member online to enjoy a year of workshops and other benefits.
  2. If you are a non-member, donate the $8 meeting fee with PayPal
  3. Non-members may pay by check: email PoPSPres at gmail dot com for details.

About the Workshop:

This 101 level class combines a series of simple stretches, self-massage, restorative yoga poses, and optional aromatherapy designed to battle the physical pains and mental stress that can build up in our daily lives.

Inspired by the increase in sedentary activities and the importance body maintenance holds to puppeteers, this class will focus on alleviating common strains and tension that develop from excessive sitting and screen time. Gift yourself a moment of relief by quieting the mind and creating room for relaxation.  

Participation is welcomed but not required. Attendees should only try activities that feel physically comfortable and do so at their own risk.