Monthly Archives: May 2012

Beginning Puppetry with Rachel Jackson

In this fun, dynamic class, you’ll learn the foundations of good stage
puppetry – focus, physical commitment and basic puppet operation.
We’ll focus on how to make your puppet seem alive and connect with the
audience. You’ll get lots of hands-on time with professional puppets
plus a simple practice puppet to take home so you can keep working on
your skills.No puppet experience required.
Classes recommended for ages 15 and up.

Beginning Puppetry
1-3pm, Saturday May 26th
Cost: $30 pre-reg/$35 day-of

at Tin Can Studio
(in the old Rainier Brewery)
3130 Airport Way South

More info:

Rachel Jackson has been puppeteering on various Seattle stages since
2008, where her work has been called “mad and masterful” by The
Seattle Times. Recent credits include Team of Heroes: Behind Closed
Doors,Whedonesque Burlesque and MANOS – The Hands of Felt. She also
appears regularly at cabarets Spin the Bottle and Fussy Cloud Puppet

Hungry Caterpillar at Seattle Children's Theatre

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites

Produced by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Adapted, Directed and Designed by Jim Morrow
Music by Steven Naylor
  • MAY 3 – JUN 14, 2012
  • Ages 2 – 8 – minimal dialogue
  • Eve Alvord Theatre
Eric Carle’s stories become puppet sensations exploring counting and colors. The very hungry and very tiny caterpillar munches through a smorgasbord of things, emerging as a big, beautiful butterfly. Whimsical music and imaginative puppetry engage the senses and enchant all ages. Mermaid Theatre’s magical interpretation comes to us from their wildly popular international tour.

More details, and tickets.

A Call for Giant Puppets!

Giant Puppets Marching in Fremont! 

Trolloween, on October 31st of each year, features many usually unusual things, like trolls, fire dancers, hysterical dramas and serene comedies. This year, the theme is ‘The March of Giants’, and involves giant puppets, opera singers, dance companies, and many costumed participants. This event is a public opera and involves spectacle, dance, singing, and music. This is a community celebration of the birthday of the Fremont Troll sculpture, and really offers little money to performers. A honorarium can be offered to the Puppeteers of Puget Sound if a ‘handful’ of giant puppets show up from the Puppeteers of Puget Sound. The Fremont Arts Council offers this annual event as a gift to the community, and rain or not, at 7 PM, at the Fremont Troll, under the Aurora Bridge, the mischievous merriment will occur. A procession will proceed through the community, and is known as the ‘Haunt of Fremont’. It ends under the Fremont Drawbridge in a covered parking lot with dancing and a costume and display walk across the stage there. Contact Maque at for further information.

Puppet supply swap/sale and tabletop Bunraku workshop !

There’s a Puppeteers of Puget Sound meeting Thursday, May 31 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Thistle Theatre studio, 6310 NE 74th St, Bldg 30 northeast entrance.

Puppeteers are invited to bring supplies to swap and can “shop” for supplies.

Thistle Theatre is downsizing its studio for a move while building 30 is remodeled.  For sale will be fabrics, trims, accessories, sculpt or mold, props and more. The proceeds from the Thistle Theatre sales go into the Children’s Ticket Subsidy Fund.

Jean Enticknap will lead a workshop and Q and A about tabletop Bunraku-style puppets.

See you at the meeting,

President Gyan Davies

P.S. Please take home anything you bring that doesn’t get taken!