Monthly Archives: February 2020
The Left Coast Puppet Love Fest, August 6-9, 2020 in Portland, OR, is the Official Regional Festival for the Pacific Northwest Region of The Puppeteers of America.
The Left Coast Puppet Love Fest will bring together professional puppeteers, students, librarians, educators, and inspired beginners in Portland, OR to share knowledge, enthusiasm, and resources.
Festival Dates: August 6-9, 2020
Performance Application deadline is March 2, 2020
Submit via this form: https://forms.gle/geAaS5dWZQDtJcyw6
Our aim in selecting performances is to provide festival attendees with high-quality performances in a wide variety of puppetry styles, especially showcasing the talents of the Pacific Northwest and West Coast. This application is for feature-length presentations (shows roughly 20-90 minutes long). Slots are limited, so we hope to fill them with variety and expertise.
Performance selection and management will be handled by Festival Artistic Director Mary Nagler and committee: Matthew Stowers, Bill Holtznagle, and Valerie Scott.
email Matthew Stowers with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Performers will receive an honorarium of $300.00. Registration and lodging are not covered.
Submit your Performance today!
(Opportunities to teach a workshop may also available to visiting performers. The WS Deadline is Feb 15. Application: https://forms.gle/GEVB4nre5X7urgMA6 )
Media contact: Jean Enticknap FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Funny Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling Thistle Theatre, a puppet theatre for families, presents the “Funny Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling”, based on a Japanese story. A Funny Woman jumps after a runaway rice dumpling that rolls into a crack in the earth. They drop into a world made of Origami (folded paper). Along the way, she meets 3 statues of Jizo (protector of travelers). Each statue warns her of danger. Unfortunately, an Oni (horned ogre) captures her and makes her cook rice for dumplings. The Funny Woman uses humor and her wits to adapt to changing situations. The show features many arts of Japan and transformations in scale. Thistle Theatre specializes in tabletop Bunraku, an ancient Japanese style of puppetry. The puppeteers, dressed head-to-toe in black to suggest invisibility, manipulate the puppets from behind. Kyleigh Archer and Eugenia Zapata-Carter have joined veteran Zane Exactly as puppeteers on team Thistle Theatre in a show directed by Jean Enticknap. The show was built in 2016 with funding from a Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant and Sustained Support from 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax.
16051 NE 10th St, Seattle, WA 98008
March 7, 8 (2:00PM and 4:00PM)
Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117
March 14, 15 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)
Thistle Theatre Studio at Magnuson Park
6310 NE 74th St, Seattle, WA 98115
March 21, 22 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)
Individual Tickets: $11
Puget Sound Puppetry Festival 2020
Sat, March 7, 2020 at 12pm
at Washington Hall
PoPS is proud to be sponsoring this new annual puppet festival which celebrates World Puppetry Day by showcasing the best of Greater Seattle/King County puppetry. We invite you to join us at pugetpuppetfest.com for more information.
Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins will be the inaugural headlining artist. Most recently, Jeghetto had the pleasure to work with national recording artist, Missy Elliott on her music video, WTF (Where They From) controlling the Pharell puppet and doing some puppet building. He also worked on the Amazon Echo commercial featuring Missy Elliott and Alec Baldwin as puppets. Jeghetto’s passion is promoting Oneness through the magic of Puppetry.
The Puget Sound Puppetry Festival is an annual puppet festival celebrating World Puppetry Day (March 21) by showcasing the best of Greater Seattle/King County puppetry.