Monthly Archives: October 2011

2011-2012 Season at Northwest Puppet Center

NW Puppet Center’s 2011-2012 Season begins in November. They have a wonderful line-up of performances and have made Season Subscriptions more affordable than ever!

If you’d like to see all 5 shows in the season, it only costs $30 for each child and $35 for each adult. Where else can you see 5 live performances for such a reasonable price? Please support Northwest Puppet Center and enjoy all these shows:

by Carter Family Marionettes
Nov. 12-20, 2011

by Carter Family Puppets
Dec. 10-18, 2011

by Oregon Shadow Theatre
Jan. 14-29, 2012

by Paul Mesner Puppets
Feb. 11-19, 2012

by Carter Family Puppets
March 3-18, 2012

Showtimes: Sat. 1pm & 3pm, Sun. 1pm & 3pm

Subscriptions available online or by phone:

Also, they are seeking volunteers to help out before/after shows. If you are interested, it is a great way to get involved with this unique organization and you get to see the shows for FREE! Just send an email to find out more or get signed up.

Carter Family Marionettes
Northwest Puppet Center
9123 – 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115

tel: 206 523 2579
fax: 206 523 8078

"little world" at Lee Center

little world 

Developed from an original design and puppets by Carol Wolfe Clay

Written and directed by Ki Gottberg


























In 2007, Clay’s teenage son became quadriplegic in a high school wrestling accident. Six weeks later Gottberg’s 12-year-old daughter was diagnosed with stage 3B cancer. Inexplicably, they found themselves living on the same floor in different wards at Children’s Hospital, lost in the deep and complicated processes of grief.  Four years later, Clay and Gottberg teamed up to create a whimsical, funny, and illuminating theater piece out of a part of the traumatic experience, the part having to do with grief. Highlighting their shared interest in new ways of making theatre, the generative process began with Clay creating a “little world,” a dynamic set full of handmade puppets; Gottberg then wrote a play inspired by this physical world and reflective of their shared experiences; and now, this “little world” comes to life…

…A woman creates and retreats to a little world of her own… a safe place where she can hide from all that is cruel. But this new world conjures up characters who emerge playfully, yet ultimately confront and challenge her.  Featuring actors Suzy Hunt, Kate Wisniewski, Cecelia Frye and Jena Cane, this production is one hour in length and is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code. (Not suitable for children under 10.)

“little world” is supported by a Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs CityArtist Projects 2011 grant.

Performance Schedule

Preview Oct. 6, 8 p.m.

Oct. 7-8, 8 p.m.

Oct. 12-15, 8 p.m.

Oct. 19-22, 8 p.m.

Oct. 26-29, 8 p.m.

Oct. 16 and 23, 4 p.m.

Admission is a suggested donation of $15. Tickets can be purchased online at, or in-person at the Lee Center Box Office, 900 12th Avenue.

Drunk Puppet Nite: This Ain't Your Lonely Goatherd

Drunk Puppet Nite, a cluster of Seattle Puppeteers working to redefine puppetry as an art form not just for children, is putting on a double weekend performance at Hale’s Palladium in Seattle (Fremont neighborhood).
Expect to be entertained by the absurd, unusual, hilarious and inappropriate at 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).
All revenue from the show goes directly to artists.  This is the eighth year of the Drunk Puppet Nite series in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring: Ricky Gene Powell as MC, Annett Mateo, as Artistic Director, the work of the Monkey Wrench Puppet Lab, local puppeteers in Seattle, and much more.
For more details search “Drunk Puppet Nite” on FB, visit, or e-mail,
Buy tickets for Drunk Puppet Nite here: