Monthly Archives: September 2011

Open Call for Puppetry Acts

Drunk Puppet Nite, a cluster of Seattle Puppeteers working to expand and redefine puppetry, is seeking puppetry acts for a double weekend performance at Hale’s Palladium in Seattle, (Fremont neighborhood), November 3, 4, and 5th and 10, 11, and 12th.
All revenue from the show goes directly to artists.  Audition and have the chance to be compensated for your puppetry art.  Come to the audition with your partially or fully completed piece prepared to show what you’ve got! The Oct 3 audition at Hale’s Palladium takes place on the stage we will be performing on so you can have an exact idea what the environment will be. Let us know when you are coming! Artistic Director, Annett Mateo looks forward to working with you and seeing your amazing creativity.
Hale’s Palladium
October 3rd, Sunday, 2-6pm
Fremont Arts Council Powerhouse
October 5th, Wednesday, 6-10pm
Please bring to the audition:
Name of your act, number of people in your performance, your contact info, any other work samples you’d like to share.
For more info search “Drunk Puppet Nite” on FB, visit, or e-mail,
Drunk Puppet Nite:  November 3rd, 4th, and 5th and November 10th, 11th and 12th, at Hale’s Palladium (4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle – Fremont), from 8-10pm, $15 Admission, $12 (students and seniors)
CONTACT:  Toni Mikulka, Director of Communications, Drunk Puppet Nite

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam…You're Invited!

View the invitation to the Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam on Facebook.

If you’re not on Facebook, you can read about the details here:

One Night Only!
The Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam
Vol. I
The forecast today, after a summer of minimal sun, is 80% chance of rain. The coming weeks don’t look much brighter. We’re all moaning to the skies asking for a delay in the inevitable arrival of gray. We’re not happy. We’re getting fussy. Even the puppeteers.

So these often solitary artists are amassing like a meteorological front. To entertain you. The most ornery, able, and intrepid puppeteers in this rainy city are colliding for an evening of short, spirit-lifting performances. You’ll laugh at puppets doing human things, marvel at puppets doing curious things, cry at puppets doing *%$&ed up things.

Getting SAD? Getting pissed? Get puppets.

About Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Vol. I

Intended for adult audiences only.

Featuring: Kyle Loven, Puppets Behaving Badly, Thistle Theatre, Gavin Cummins, Jess Haynie-Lavelle, Nick Hubbard, and more.

Will include a raffle and live music by The Waifs of the Warf.

West of Lenin (203 North 36 St Seattle, WA 98103)
Saturday October 8 @ 9PM
$10 General Admission
$8 Puppeteers of Puget Sound Members

Find us on The Facebook:

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is a proud part of the Puppet Slam Network:

Sponsored by The Puppeteers of Puget Sound:

"Harold and the Purple Crayon" at Seattle Children's Theatre

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Book by Don Darryl Rivera, Music by Auston James, Lyrics by Rob Burgess
Based on the books by Crockett Johnson
All Rights Reserved by The Estate of Ruth Krauss
Stewart J. Edelstein, Executor
  • SEP 22 – OCT 30
  • All Ages – visual storytelling and accessible language
  • Charlotte Martin Theatre
Anything is possible with a crayon and a big imagination. With a burst of inspiration, Harold launches a magical exploration and simply draws where he wants to go. After sketching himself into adventurous situations, Harold quickly problem-solves: he draws an apple tree when he’s hungry and a rocket ship when he finds himself falling through the sky. With spirited song and creativity, Harold travels from under the sea to outer space, making many friends along the way.

Play Synopsis

A Note from Artistic Director Linda Hartzell:
Harold is a child’s icon for playfulness. Bringing him to stage with animation, puppetry and music bridges the book-theatre connection for young children. Hopefully this will inspire our earliest readers and earliest theatre patrons. I’m certain the dynamic special effects and nostalgia of the story will intrigue older youth.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Seattle Children’s Theatre website.
P.S. Puppeteers of Puget Sound member Annett Mateo adds: “Come see my biggest show ever with probably the most different kinds of puppets in one show, even a marionette! More puppets than any show we have done before!”

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam in Seattle!

We’ve confirmed a date for the very first Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 8 at 9pm. Tickets are a paltry $10 so bring all your friends to West of Lenin in Fremont (203 North 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103) for some amazing puppety fun.

Build-a-Puppet/Workshop Warming Party: Sept 25, 2011

Elly Leaverton of West Cascade Puppet Brigade has a new workshop and is inviting folks over for a puppet building party in her new space. Visit the Meetup group for details about the event.

September is Membership Renewal Month

September is the month to renew your membership to the Puppeteers of Puget Sound. The Puppeteers of Puget Sound is a non-profit organization, which promotes and raises the standards of the art of puppetry through the exchange of ideas, programs and workshops.

Membership Benefits include:

  •  free workshop/events at four meetings a year
  • services including a link to your website
  •  one online Newsletter (minimum one per year)
  •  access to guild puppetry consultants
  •  PPS business card
  •  member discounts for special events 
  •  information about regional and national puppet festivals
  •  access to PPS scholarship to festivals (if financially qualified)

To join or renew, please print the form and send it with your check to our treasurer.

Thank you!

Thistle Theatre presents "Jack and the Beanstalk"

Thistle Theatre, a puppet theatre for families presents:

Jack and the Beanstalk

Based on an old English version of the story, Jack trades his family’s cow for five colored beans. An

amazing adventure ensues when Jack climbs to the top of the beanstalk and becomes a slave to the

cyclops wife of the fee-fi-fo-fum giant. A golden hen, a magic singing harp, a green fairy and a fool

add to the musical merriment.

Brian Stabile, Lisa A. Haslbauer and Ben Burris are the puppeteers in this production directed by

Jean Enticknap. The story was adapted by Sue Ennis and Jean Enticknap with music and songs by

Sue Ennis. The puppets were designed and built by Brian Kooser with costumes by Jean Enticknap.


Locations and Dates:

Bellevue Youth Theatre

16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008

Oct. 1, 2 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)

Sunset Hill Community Club

3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117

Oct. 7 (7:30PM) Oct. 8, 9 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Magnuson Park Theatre

7120 62nd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115

Oct. 15, 16 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)



Child/Senior $8.00

General $9.00


Season Tickets Available!



Thistle Theatre

Phone: (206) 524-3388