Monthly Archives: September 2015

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 10

What: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 10

When: October 9 & 10


Where: Theatre Off Jackson

409 7th Ave S

Seattle, WA

Tickets: $12

More info:

This October, Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam returns, celebrating 4 fabulous years of providing quality puppet shows for the fine adults of Seattle with VOLUME 10.


Seattle’s Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is a cabaret-style puppet show for grown-ups. Each short piece – creative, quirky and often experimental – is created and performed by puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest (and beyond!) From the brand spanking new to the tried-and-true, every act is guaranteed to have one important thing in common: puppets.

The 10 Puppet Artists of VOLUME 10:

Jason Mondine

Jenelle Weidlich
John Tyndall
The Norse Goddess
Puppet Therapy
Smitty Buckler
Tears of Gin
Vox Fabuli Puppets
Annex Theatre (with an excerpt from their late-night show Mad Scientist Cabaret)
… the return of Fussy Cloud co-founder Gavin Cummins!

All lovingly sherpa-ed into a nimble fingered flow by our MC, The Effervescent, Ever-Present, and Amazingly Prescient Rebecca M Davis!

During the day before the slam October 10, Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is co-producing another event: The first FELT-A-CON, a day of activities celebrating the art of puppeteering.

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 10 is produced by Rachel Jackson, and presented in association with Theatre Off Jackson. Funding made possible in part by the Puppet Slam Network.

About Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam: 

A proud member of the national Puppet Slam Network, 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)! 


Northwest Puppet Center’s New Season

Dear Friends of Northwest Puppet Center:

It is time to start the new season of shows at the puppet center which brings the best deal of the year, season subscriptions.  Please consider becoming a subscriber for only $35 (same for adult or child).

FIVE different puppet shows!
ONE remarkably low price!

Get your subscription online or over the phone:

Just pick the date and time of your first performance.  No need to plan everything in advance, tickets for the rest of the shows can be reserved anytime by emailing or calling the puppet center directly.

Your subscription includes all five of the following great shows:

Oct. 3 – 18, 2015
Vignettes by master puppeteers from Beijing
Performed by Dragon Art Studio

Nov. 7 – 22, 2015
Adapted from the silly children’s book by Jon Scieszka
Performed by Paul Mesner Puppets

Dec 5 – 20, 2015
The circus is coming to town and this one is comprised entirely of puppets
Performed by Parasol Puppets

March 26 – April 10, 2016
Make an unexpected discovery with Doc Chapeau in this underwater adventure
Performed by Oregon Shadow Theatre

May 7 – 15, 2016
Discover the incredible world of insects in this blacklight puppetry performance
Performed by Spyglass Theatre

Hope to see you all at the shows.  Thank you for your continued interest in puppetry and support of this unique non-profit arts organization.


Dmitri Carter

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

tel:  206 523 2579

Puppeteers of Puget Sound Meeting Nov. 10 at 7:30pm

Mary Shaver Puppet

Hand Puppetry Performance and Workshop
Free to members, $5 at door for non-members.

Puppeteers of Puget Sound Meeting, Tuesday Nov. 10 at 7:30pm. (NOT NOV. 12)
Thistle Theatre Studio, Magnuson Park. 6310 NW 74th St, Seattle, WA 98115.
On bus lines and free parking.

Puppeteer Mary Shaver will perform Issun Boshi: the Tiny Samurai, the Japanese tale of the small overcoming the large and being the hero. Following the performance, Mary will lead a hand puppet manipulation workshop, including a hand puppet manipulation hand out. By the end of this workshop we promise your puppetry skills will be improved!

Mary Shaver is an artist, master puppeteer, and educator who spent twenty-five years living in Asia and Europe while traveling extensively worldwide. She performs, lectures, and consults; starred for three years on the award-winning children’s television show “Pepe’s Magic Tales”; has created for movies and major television networks.   Honey Goodenough, of Puppet Slam fame and a 2015-2016 UNIMA board member, considers Mary Shaver an inspiration for her puppet career.

Please RSVP to Jean Enticknap via email

Help Wanted: Puppeteers with Good Acting Skills

Cindy Henderson wrote us and said she is “with an ad agency in Spokane and we are producing a video for Dairy Farmers of Washington.  I am interested in auditioning professional puppeteers with good acting skills for this project.  I can be contacted at”

Puppeteers of Puget Sound Sept 17, 2015 meeting

Puppeteers of Puget Sound
Sept. 17th Meeting

Here is the line up for the Fall Puppeteers of Puget Sound Meeting! Hear festival reports, learn about upcoming events, see brief puppets performances and nibble on refreshments. If you have not sent an RSVP via email or text…please send to Jean ( ASAP, as we need to know seating numbers. Reminder!  We are looking for volunteers to run for office serving the Puppeteers of Puget Sound and Puppeteers of America. Throw your hat into the ring!

Below are the people who have confirmed presenting brief reports on the
Puppeteers of America National Festival and O’Neill National Puppet Conference.

Milo Clark – Building “Squioctopus”, a giant puppets used in the festival parade.
Jenelle Weidlich–  Video’s from the Video Anarchy strand at the O’Neill Conference.
Dustin Curtis Contemporary Shadow Puppetry– a quick survey of different techniques and lights. – Report from National P of A Meeting.
Rachel Jackson – Basic Graphic Design – “Say Goodbye to Comic Sans”. _Info on Handmade Puppet Dreams.
Cheryl HadleyTabletop Rod Puppet made with Magali Chouinard from Quebec.  – Simple-to-make Peepers.
Elly Leaverton –  Report on Regional Meeting. _Puppetry books and puppets purchased at festival.
Annett Mateo – Trends in 3-D Printing.
Presenters, we have DVD and thumb drive capability for the meeting room. If you want to use media to support your report, that is the technology available.

Future Event  (
In order of opening… or close to it!)
FELT-A- CON/ Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam – Rachel Jackson
Thistle Theatre 2015-2016 Season – Jean Enticknap
“Mad Scientist Cabaret” at the Annex Theatre – Zane Exactly
Northwest Puppet Center 2015-2016 Season – Dmitri Carter
“Retraces” at 12th Ave Arts – Kyle Loven
Improv Puppetry Festival – Elizabeth Westerman
2016 Regional Puppet Festival – Annett Mateo

Information about other shows and events will be available.  If you are attending meeting and have a show coming up…let Jean ( know and she will put you on the agenda, if not email info to share at meeting.

SAVE THE DATE! Next meeting will center around the art of hand puppetry,  featuring a performance by Mary Shaver.
Mary Shaver is an artist, master puppeteer, and educator who spent twenty-five years living in Asia and Europe Mary Shaver performs, lectures, and consults and starred for three years on the award-winning children’s television show “Pepe’s Magic Tales”.  Instructional handout will be provided at the workshop/performance meeting.

FELT-A-CON: A day of activities celebrating the art of puppeteering

The first FELT-A-CON, a day of activities celebrating the art of puppeteering, will be held Saturday, October 10, at Theatre Off Jackson.

FELT-A-CON is a day for networking, education, fun, and outreach. We welcome both professionals and enthusiasts, and puppeteers of all skill levels, from beginners to legends.

$55 before October 1st
$65 after October 1st
$70 walk-up registration (day of show)

Register here

Your Registration Fee includes:
– 3 workshops
– lunch
– a FELT-A-THON 2015 commemorative button
– and 1 admission to the October 10th performance of Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam.

Organized by Seattle-based puppeteers Rachel Jackson (MANOS – The Hands of Felt), Chad Allers (Crash Boom Puppets) and Annett Mateo (Seattle Children’s Theatre; Drunk Puppet Night), FELT-A-CON is produced in association with Theatre Off Jackson and Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam.

Presenters scheduled to appear:
Christopher Comte
Gavin Cummins
Puppeteers of America Pacific NW Regional Director Elly Leaverton
Rachel Jackson
Annett Mateo

10am – Noon: Workshop 1
Noon – 1pm: LUNCH
1:15 – 3:15pm: Workshop 2
3:30 – 5:30pm: Workshop 3
~ Dinner Break ~
8pm: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Vol. 10

Scheduled workshop topics (more details soon):
Punch & Judy basics
Shadow puppet construction
History of Shadow Puppets
Business Basics for Artists
Let’s Talk About Your Puppet
Puppeteer HiveMind