Monthly Archives: January 2015

Join us, or Renew your Puppeteers of Puget Sound Membership

Current PPS Guild Members and future Puppeteers of Puget Sound Members a great year of puppetry events are on tap.  Join or update your membership today.  Those attending on Feb. 6 can save postage by giving filled out membership form with cash or check to Jean Enticknap at the event.

Here is what your membership gives you in only the first quarter of the year:

Feb. 6 – Northwest Puppet Center and Dmitri Carter are hosting Paul Mesner’s Pulcinella at the NWPC.  – Half price for members.  Details on our Facebook page.

Feb. 14 – Skid Row Puppet Show Event at Ballard Alki Lodge. Discount for members (see our Facebook page)

February 26 – Rob D’Arc and Jean Enticknap are hosting the first in a series of Thursday evening of videos at the Thistle Theatre Studio at Magnuson Park.  Want to find a puppet mentor? Videos of puppeteers who are masters of manipulation will inspire everyone from novice to professional.  $5 at door for non-members, free to PofPS guild members. Snacks included, BYOB.  More detail of the event will be posted soon.

March 21 – Puppeteers of America’s National Day of Puppetry.  An entire day of shows and events.  Some events will have a PofPS discount. More details of the event will be posted soon.

Please forward to your friends and other fans of puppetry.

Jean Enticknap
Membership Director

PS.  If you have sent a membership since Oct. 2014, you are up to date.  All other memberships have lapsed.

Skid Row Puppet Show presents A Valentine Cabaret – Get yer Puppet Heart On!

Skid Row Puppet Show presents
A Valentine Cabaret – Get yer Puppet Heart On!

Join us Saturday February 14th, 2015
At Ballard Odd fellows, at 8:00pm

The puppet slam yer mama warned ya’ll about ~is back!
Featuring the doll-wigglin’ styles & shenanigans of:
Brian Kooser, Sarah Marie Andrews, Deborah Skorstad, Tim Marsden, Mylinda Sneed, West Cascade Puppet Brigade, + more…

$15 cover charge – Dessert Potluck
Attendees are encouraged to bring a dessert to share (or those chocolates from that not-so-secret admirer).

Not suggested for the faint of heart (ages 14 to ~adult).

Visit the Facebook event page.

If you are a Puppeteers of Puget Sound member, you can join the Puppeteers of Puget Sound member Facebook group to access the special discount code for this event.

Save the Date: Felt-a-thon

What: The Felt-a-thon

When: Saturday, March 21, 2015

Where: Inscape Arts Building, Studio 230

815 Seattle Blvd South

Seattle, WA 98134


Seattle, WA: The first Felt-a-thon, a puppet marathon charity event, will be held in Seattle Saturday, March 21, 2015 as part of the World Day of Puppetry

Rachel Jackson (Vox Fabuli Puppets) and Chad Allers (Crash Boom Puppets), along with other local artists, will attempt to make 12 short puppet videos in 24 hours. The entire event will accessible via live stream and Twitter feed and proceeds will go to a charity chosen by popular vote.

“The idea was inspired by my programmer friends talking about their Hack-a-thons, but the event also has a flavor of the telethons of yore,” said Jackson. “People will witness our sleep deprived insanity and hopefully that will entertain them and encourage them to give.”

About World Day of Puppetry: The World Day of Puppetry 2015 invites puppeteers and community members to celebrate the art of puppetry across the country and around the world. For more information about the initiative, please visit the websites of the Puppeteers of America ( and UNIMA-USA (


Northwest Puppet Center presents: “The Dinosaur Show”

By Paul Mesner Puppets

Dig into the prehistoric past with this hilarious and informative performance about dinosaurs. Brought back from extinction, the dinosaurs spring to life through an assortment of puppetry techniques plus a special appearance by the acclaimed paleontologist, Dr. Dino Sawyer! In this puppet show, find out facts about how dinosaurs lived and became extinct. You’ll have to judge for yourself when it comes to a few of our scientist’s more ridiculous theories.

Jan. 31 – Feb. 15, 2015

Sat. 1pm & 3pm
Sun. 1pm & 3pm

Admission $9-$11

Advance tickets available anytime online or by phone:
(800) 838-3006

Tickets also available at the box office 30 minutes before showtime.


Two special events are scheduled in February.

Fri. Feb 6th at 8pm
Classic presentation of a commedia dell’arte hand puppet show.
By Paul Mesner Puppets
$10 admission

Sat. Feb. 21st at 8pm
Unique presentation combining poetry with projected imagery and shadows
By Jess X. Chen
$8 admission

Please note: these special events may not be suitable for young children and are not part of season subscription. Subscribers please email me if you would like to attend PULCINELLA (special subscriber discount available).

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

tel: 206 523 2579

Northwest Puppet Center presents: “The Dinosaur Show”

Northwest Puppet Center presents:


The Dinosaur Show
By Paul Mesner Puppets
Jan. 31-Feb. 15, 2015
Sat. 1pm & 3pm
Sun. 1pm & 3pm
$9 Child
$11 Adult
$9 Senior
Northwest Puppet Center
9123 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Tickets available at the box office 30 minutes before showtime or advance tickets can be purchased at:
About the show:
The Dinosaur Show No bones about it – The Dinosaur Show will tickle your funny fossil and stimulate your imagination. Paul Mesner Puppets digs into the past to bring the dinosaurs to life, using hand, rod, shadow and body puppets in a prehistoric tale. The play explains scientific facts of how dinosaurs became extinct and includes a few whimsical and improbable theories. The cameo appearance of Dr. Dino Sawyer is sure to entertain with a fascinating look at what was and what might have been.
About the artist:
Paul Mesner founded his puppet company in 1987.  He has won three Citations of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry from the American chapter of Union International de la Marionette (the oldest international theatre organization and a member group of UNESCO) and has received the Distinguished Service to Education Award from University of Missouri.  On Feb. 11th, Paul will be receiving the 2015 Missouri Arts Award at the Capital Rotunda and immediately flying back to Seattle to continue his run at Northwest Puppet Center.