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Puppeteers of Puget Sound Summer Picnic!

Join us as the Pacific NW Regional Director and PoPS President co-host a summer grilling event. The Seattle Children’s Theatre has graciously donated the use of their terrace so the guild may gather, socialize, and EAT. Following a reception, Annett Mateo will host a tour of her puppet workshop:

“After building for SCT for sixteen seasons there are a lot of puppets hanging around the theatre, I’ll take you on a tour of all the backstage areas and we’ll take an up-close look at many of the puppets there.”

Food and beverage will be provided and you are encouraged to bring a potluck dish of your own to add to the table.

6pm – Doors and Reception
7pm – Puppet tour
8pm – Grilling and Mingle
9:45pm – Event closes down

RSVP with Dustin (dustinisneat@gmail.com) or Jean (info@thistletheatre.org) by May 28th so we have an accurate count for food.

Cost:
Guild members – Free!
Children under 15 – Free!
Adults (15+) who are not members – $5

Please feel free to invite family or a date.

This event is Rain or Shine (indoor area reserved for inclement weather).

How to enter SCT:

Please use the door closest to the Pacific Science center, it faces the Mural Amphitheatre. There is a large bronze whale tail sculpture in a little garden right by it. We will be manning that door until 6:30pm. You can text/call Dustin at 206.419.0823 if you arrive outside of that window to be let in.

We look forward to seeing you there and want to thank you for your support of the guild.

**This event sponsored by Trivia Puppet Company**

Scholarships to the National Puppetry Festival available!

For anyone interested in attending the 2019 National Puppetry Festival we have to grants to offer!

The first is being offered by Puppeteers of Puget Sound. Due May 6th, the scholarship of $250 is designed to assist the recipient in covering registration or housing for the festival and will be paid directly to the festival registrar. We have arranged to keep the registration fee for the recipient at the “early bird” level. In addition, a guild member has offered Alaska Airlines miles to cover a one-way coach seat between Seattle or Portland and Minneapolis on July 14, 15 or 16, 2019. The balance of the registration and housing fees, travel, meals, parking, workshop materials fees, and any other costs are the responsibility of the recipient.

PofPS 2019 PofA Scholarship

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The Second is being offered by the local Norwest Regional Board. Due May 6th, the scholarship of $400 is designed to cover most of the basic festival registration fee and will be paid directly to the festival registrar. We have arranged to keep the registration fee at the “early bird” level. The balance of the registration fee, housing, meals, travel, parking, workshop materials fees, and any other costs are the responsibility of the recipient.

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PNW Region PofA Scholarship 2019

Fussy Cloud Vol. 16 coming May 17 & 18!!

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May 17 & 18 (Friday and Saturday)
8pm
Theatre Off Jackson – 409 7th Ave S, Seattle
$12 in advance, $17 at the door

A puppet cabaret by puppet loving adults, for puppet loving adults, Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam aims to provide Seattle with quality puppetry performances through our ongoing performance series. A place to be creative, quirky and experimental, every Fussy Cloud features a variety of fascinating short works by puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest (and beyond)!

Special Guest: LA based puppeteer, Pam Severns

Hosted by the one and only Sin de la Rosa!

~ Additional Artists Scheduled to Appear ~
Dust in Your Eyes Puppetry
Dustin Curtis of Trivia Puppet Company
Gina Wilhelm
Margeax Binder
Puppetlandia
Vox Fabuli Puppets

Volume 16 is produced in association with Theatre Off Jackson. Funding made possible in part by the HBH fund. Fiscally sponsored by Shunpike.

website: https://www.facebook.com/FussyCloudPuppetSlam/

*recommended for adults only

Ticket links:
May 17
https://www.strangertickets.com/events/93896316/fussy-cloud-puppet-slam-vol-16

May 18
https://www.strangertickets.com/events/93898057/fussy-cloud-puppet-slam-vol-16

poster by Smitty Buckler
puppet by Pam Severns

Thistle Theatre Presents: Aesop’s Fables

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The Raven and The Swan


Families 3 to 103 will delight in Thistle Theatre’s puppet production of Aesop’s Fables. Aesop was born a slave in 6th Century BC and is heralded as one of the great moral teachers of all time. Aesop tells three entertaining stories of animals that have human foibles and strengths.

Set in different locations on the Mediterranean Sea, the first fable, “The Raven and the Swan”, is set in Greece and comically illustrates the lesson that true beauty is found within. Traveling to Egypt for the second fable, “The Lion and the Mouse”, shows how a small mouse can help a mighty lion. “The Tortoise and the Hare” journey to the markets of Byzantium (now Istanbul, Turkey) in the classic story of how “slow and steady wins the race”.

Thistle Theatre specializes in the tabletop Bunraku-style of puppetry from Japan. There are also hand puppets and simple rod puppets in the production. Zane Exactly and Andrew Wilkes are the puppeteers in the show directed by Jean Enticknap with puppets designed and built by Brian Kooser and Jean Enticknap. The production features the score and original songs written by Sue Ennis including two with Ann and Nancy Wilson of the Hall of Fame rock group Heart

Aesop's Fable 2019 Cast

Zane Exactly and Andrew Wilkes

 

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information:

Magnuson Park Theatre
7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
May 4, 5 @ 1:00pm and 3:00pm

Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117
May 18, 19 @ 1:00pm and 3:00pm

BYT-Crossroads Theatre
16051 NE 10th St, Seattle, WA 98008
June 1, 2 @ 2:00pm and 4:00pm

All individual tickets are $10.
Purchase tickets at http://www.thistletheatre.org>   or www.brownpapertickets.com

For more information contact us at (206) 524-3388 or info@thistletheatre.org or visit:

http://www.thistletheatre.org
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thistle-Theatre/122211953899
http://www.instagram.com/thistletheatre
http://twitter.com/thistletheatre

 

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The Lion and The Mouse

Tortoise and Hare before race

The Tortoise and The Hare

Updated Membership Form

Hello current, new, and prospective members,

Please use this updated membership to register for Puppeteers of Puget Sound in 2019. It includes the updated list of benefits.

Thank you!

-PoPS webmaster

 

Puppeteers of Puget Sound membership form 2019.docx

Puppeteers of Puget Sound membership form 2019.pdf

Thistle Theatre Presents: The Magic Teakettle!

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Magic Teakettle
In a Japanese temple, a teakettle is placed over the fire for the tea ceremony. Suddenly, it sprouts a tail, a head and the four legs of a Tanuki (a raccoon-like animal found in Japan).  Fearing the strange creature with the body of a teakettle, the Priest returns it to the peddler woman who sold it to him.  She gives the Tanuki a home and food and grateful for her kindness, the Tanuki reveals he is Bumbuku Chagama, a teakettle of good luck. Together they start a theatre and the Magic Teakettle of Good Luck performs acrobatic tricks.

Thistle Theatre specializes in tabletop Bunraku puppetry, a variation of the ancient Japanese art form.  Although the style has been modified for modern audiences and performers, the basic idea remains the same: puppeteers dressed entirely in black, to symbolize their invisibility, operate the puppets.  Amy Escobar, Andre Nelson and Zane Exactly are the puppeteers in the production directed by Jean Enticknap.  The puppets were designed and built by Brian Kooser in the Thistle Theatre studio.

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information:

BYT-Crossroads Theatre
16051 NE 10th St, Seattle WA  98008
March 2, 3 @ 2:00pm and 4:00pm

Magnuson Park Theatre
7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle WA  98115
March 9, 10 @ 1:00pm and 3:00pm

Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th St, Seattle WA  98117
March 16, 17 @ 1:00pm and 3:00pm

All individual tickets are $10.
Purchase tickets at www.thistletheatre.org  or www.brownpapertickets.com

For more information contact us at (206) 524-3388 or info@thistletheatre.org or visit:

http://www.thistletheatre.org

https://www.instagram.com/thistletheatre/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thistle-Theatre/122211953899

http://twitter.com/thistletheatre

 

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Puppeteers Of Puget Sound Winter Meeting!

Please join us for the first meeting of 2019 on FEBRUARY 21ST at 7:00 PM Guild business will address officer updates, some minor points of order, and news on the National Puppetry Festival.
We are pleased to welcome John Tyndall who is a local Producer and Director with Weasel Productions. His most recent project was The Victorian Hotel by Angus Oblong. A show that combined humans and puppets on an equal footing in a full-length play. He’s looking forward to sharing his puppet creations with you and discussing the challenges presented scripturally in the design and function.
https://www.weaselpro.com

Free for members and $5 for guests who then can apply the fee towards membership if you choose. Refreshments will be provided.

Magnuson Park _ Thistle Theatre Studio Location

It is very important to note that the location is the Thistle Theatre Studio. Please do not “Google” Thistle Theatre. You will be sent to the wrong building.

Thistle Theatre Presents: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Three Bears in Chairs

 

The three bears load up their trailer and leave Yellowstone Park for a vacation in Hollywood, California. When Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear take a walk, Goldilocks and her pet duck stumble upon their campsite where the porridge is hot and the bed is just right! Songwriter Sue Ennis has written 50’s rock, country and pop tunes for this classic story with a modern twist.

Amy Escobar, Andre Nelson and Zane Exactly are the puppeteers in the production directed by Jean Enticknap with puppets designed and build by Brian Kooser.

 

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information:

Magnuson Park Theatre

7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

October 6, 7 @ 1:00 and 3:00

 

BYT-Crossroads Theatre

16051 NE 10th St., Bellevue, WA 98008

October 13, 14 @ 2:00 and 4:00

 

Sunset Hill Community Club

3003 NW 66th St., Seattle, WA 98117

October 20, 21 @ 1:00 and 3:00

 

All individual tickets are $10.

Purchase tickets at http://www.thistletheatre.org  or http://www.brownpapertickets.com

For more information contact us at (206) 524-3388 or info@thistletheatre.org or visit:
http://www.thistletheatre.org
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thistle-Theatre/122211953899
http://twitter.com/thistletheatre

 

Goldilocks and her pet duck find camp ground

Puppeteers of Puget Sound Fall Meeting!

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Puppeteers of Puget Sound Meeting
September 12, 2018    7PM- 9PM

Thistle Theatre Studio at Magnuson Park

*6310 NE 74th St.   (Building 30)
Seattle, WA, 98115

*It is very important to note that the location is the Thistle Theatre Studio. Please do not “Google” Thistle Theatre. You will be sent to the wrong building.

Join us for our Autumn meeting. Some guild business will be addressed and then we are pleased to feature Puppeteer Brian Kooser. Brian will lead a puppet construction lecture, show samples of his work, and then lead a hands-on demo for the guild including cardboard building and cardboard armature making.
More info on Brian can be found here: http://www.briankooser.com/Bio.html

Free for members and $5 for guests who then can apply the fee towards membership if you choose. Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to jean@thistletheatre.org

 

Magnuson Park _ Thistle Theatre Studio Location (downloadable pdf)

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 15 

What:  Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 15

When:  August 10 & 11

8pm

Where:  Theatre Off Jackson

409 7th Ave S

Seattle, WA

Tickets:  $12 in advance, $17 at the door

Recommended for ages 18+

https://fussycloud15.brownpapertickets.com

Felt-a-con:  https://feltacon2018.bpt.me/

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam aims to provide Seattle with quality adult puppetry performances through our ongoing performance series. Felt-a-con is a weekend of workshops and activities celebrating the art of puppeteering. The two join forces in a quest for total puppet domination, August 10-12 at Theatre Off Jackson

A place to be creative, quirky and experimental, every Fussy Cloud features a variety of fascinating short works by puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest (and beyond)! Volume 15 continues this tradition with new works from some local favorites, plus visiting artists from Colorado and California.

Hosted by the fabulous Rebecca Mmm Davis!

Featuring special guest: Grant Baciocco* of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Puppet Up!

~ Additional Artists Scheduled to Appear ~

Annett Mateo/Puppetlandia

The Beastie Beasts*

Tears of Gin

The Zoo Pack

Trivia Puppet Company

Vox Fabuli Puppets

Zane Exactly and Cassie Bray

*indicates an artist new to Fussy Cloud

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 15 is a proud co-producer of Felt-a-con 2018. A small, Seattle-based puppet festival, Felt-a-con is a time for networking, education, fun, and outreach. The event welcomes both professionals and enthusiasts, and puppeteers of all skill levels, from beginners to legends. Whether you’re crazy for puppets, or just a little puppet-curious, please join us!

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 15 is presented in association with Theatre Off Jackson. Funding made possible in part by the HBH fund. Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike.

About Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam: 

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)! Funding made possible in part by the HBH fund. Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike.