In honor of puppeteer Aurora Valentinetti and her 100th birthday on July 14, 2021, the Valentinetti Puppet Museum, 280 Fourth Street, Bremerton, WA, 98337 is collecting birthday cards and letters, which will be forwarded to Aurora’s primary caregiver in Wenatchee. Send birthday wishes now or anytime during the year.
When: May 7 @ 7pm PST/10pm EST Online
Tickets: PWYC https://click4tix.com/FussyCloud
Recommended for ages 18+
The sunshine has lured all the little puppets out of their winter burrows and they would like nothing more than to treat you to 90 minutes of quirky puppet fun in Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 20. Anchored by a handful of talented puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest, our next show also brings in creative friends from around the world. Fussy Cloud has been providing first-rate puppet variety cabarets for the fine adults of Seattle since 2011, but thanks to the magic of live streaming, you can enjoy Volume 20 wherever you are.
Hosted by Sin de la Rosa!
Artists Scheduled to Appear:
- Brzezinski & Schap*
- Conspiracy of Geniuses
- Dust in Your Eyes
- Kettlehead Studios
- Kiki Cosmosis*
- Krystal Puppet Theatre*
- Lormiga Títeres*
- Puppet Therapy
- The Hand and The Shadow*
- Thistle Theatre
- Trivia Puppet Company
- Vox Fabuli Puppets
- Works of Gina’s
- Zelda Starfire*
- The Zoo Pack
*indicates an artist new to Fussy Cloud
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 Puppet Slam Network. Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike.
April 28 @ 7:30pm-9pm PST on Zoom
Presented in partnership with Puppeteers of Puget Sound
About this workshop:
Theatre is about LIVEness – experiencing a moment in a room together. So how do we translate that feeling of connection to an online format? We want to get you excited about the possibilities! We will share our approach to designing new online interactive work, from concept to tech. We want you to leave this workshop with lots of inspiration and ideas, and the tools to start moving forward to make your own live online shows or presentations. For puppeteers, independent theatre-makers and other curious humans.
This workshop requires registration in addition to paying the $25 fee, so the instructors can customize the workshop to meet our curiosities and experience levels. After paying with PayPal, you should be automatically redirected to our Registration Form. Please wait and do NOT close or refresh your browser window. If you are not redirected, we will follow up with you.
Minimum number of registered participants is 10 by April 21. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants a couple days before the workshop. For questions, contact PoPSPres at gmail dot com.
About the presenters:
Mind of a Snail is a shadow puppetry duo from Vancouver BC, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-waututh Nations. Since 2003, Chloé Ziner and Jessica Gabriel have been developing a multilayered style of visual storytelling using overhead projectors as their main light source, and have been recently integrating live video and interactive live-streaming into their tool kit. Their performances play at the intersection of puppetry, visual arts, clowning & music. Their original shows “Caws & Effect”, “Curious Contagious” & “Multiple Organism” have won multiple awards for innovation and excellence at theatre festivals across North America.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 @ 7pm PST Online
Join Puppeteers of Puget Sound for our spring meeting! Our special guest, Ann Powell of Puppetmongers Theatre, will talk about Toy Theatre using a variety of examples, from a Victorian paper theatre to several made by Puppetmongers and students. Plus she’ll show us the basics of how to turn a boring cardboard box into a toy theatre. After the presentation, we’ll chat and do some guild business.
PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will be password protected. You must RSVP to attend and will receive the meeting link via email at least 48 hours before the meeting.
About our Speaker:
Ann Powell co-founded Puppetmongers Theatre in 1974 with her brother, David, where she creates new works for both young and adult audiences. She has toured and travelled extensively, performing Puppetmongers’ plays and observing puppetry around the world, and the company’s productions have garnered awards and critical acclaim.
Outside of Puppetmongers, Ann’s solo Bed & Breakfast received a UNIMA-USA Citation for Excellence in the Art of Puppetry, and she collaborates on projects with other theatre companies and artists. She has illustrated books for children and written one, and was a founding member of Kids Can Press.
As a teacher and mentor of puppetry arts, Ann has conducted workshops and programs across Canada, in the US and the former USSR, and in Puppetmongers’ Toronto School of Puppetry.
Join Puppeteers of America and UNIMA-USA on March 21 starting at Noon PT for an hour-long introduction to the organizations and World Puppetry Day followed by another hour of break-out room workshops and discussions on different puppet-related topics for World Puppetry Day 2021.
Although the event is FREE for everyone, registration is required to access it.
Bringing Inclusivity into Child Education & Entertainment
A Panel Conversation with Donte Felder, Amy Escobar, and Bayje Felder
Intiman Theatre and South End Stories invite you to join them online for a conversation about the power of puppetry to create inclusive learning environments and spark social change. The panelists will share personal memories from their childhood experiences with puppets and the media, and explore questions related to inclusion in puppetry, both in design and behind the scenes. This event will feature a viewing of the South End Stories original web series “Sunnyside Up,” and a selection of Amy Escobar’s puppetry work.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 @ 5-6pm PST Online.
Reserve your FREE tickets to receive the Zoom link.
Show date: May 7, 2021 on Zoom
About the Show: Fussy Cloud aims to provide Seattle with quality adult puppetry performances while supporting the growth and exploration of both new and seasoned puppeteers, especially those in the Pacific Northwest.
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)
– Whether you are new to puppetry or have performed at our slam many times before, whether you have a finished piece to debut, an idea to workshop, or a puppet classic, we want to hear from you!
A small honorarium will be paid to each act.
If you are interested in participating (or want full details), visit our Google form: https://forms.gle/PoQZQUL1d6vDwpw8A
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31ST