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Puppeteers of Puget Sound Winter Meeting!

Join us for the first meeting of 2018! We will install newly elected officers, receive officer reports and updates, and then enjoy Adam Ende, founder and janitor of Jawbone Puppet Theater who will present three short pieces, originally developed for busking in the streets of NYC, small shows that fit in a suitcase and can travel by subway. He will be available to talk about his work and have puppets to show.
Free to members. $5 for the public which can be applied towards membership if you choose.

When: 7:00 PM February 21, 2018

Where: Thistle Studio at Magnuson Park
6310 NE 74th St., Seattle, WA 98115 –Building 30

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Beginning Puppet Class January 2018

A BEGINNING PUPPET CLASS TO BEGIN THE NEW YEAR

 

What:  INTRO TO STAGE PUPPETEERING

Saturday, January 20, 12:30-2:30pm

Where:  Theatre Puget Sound, Studio C

The Armory at Seattle Center
305 Harrison St

Seattle, WA 98109

Registration link: 

Intro to Stage Puppeteering: https://bpt.me/3207194

*Classes recommended for ages 15 and up

*Class size limited to 20

Looking for the perfect gift for the new-experience seeker on your list? Help them start 2018 on a delightfully zany note with a puppet class! Or heck, treat yourself. (The more the merrier where puppets are concerned.)

Intro to Stage Puppeteering 

Saturday, January 20

12:30-2:30pm

Cost: $40 pre-reg/$50 day-of

In this fun, dynamic class, you’ll learn the foundations of good stage puppetry – focus, physical commitment and basic puppet operation. Seattle-based puppeteer Rachel Jackson will teach you how to make your puppet seem alive and connect with your audience. You’ll get lots of hands-on time with professional arm-and-rod puppets plus a simple practice puppet to take home so you can keep working on your skills.

About Your Instructor: 

Rachel Jackson’s Vox Fabuli Puppets specializes in twisting the familiar into dark and humorous shapes. Rachel has been puppeteering on various Seattle stages since 2008, where her work has been called “mad and masterful” by The Seattle Times. The mind behind the hit “MANOS – The Hands of Felt”, she more recently brought her talented hands to “Muppets Burlesque,” and The Fringe at the Puppeteers of America 2017 National Festival. Rachel teaches puppetry classes through her company Vox Fabuli Puppets, co-produces the Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam, and is unofficial Puppeteer at Large for the Seattle Nerdlesque scene. www.VoxFabuli.com 

Contact: Rachel Jackson

Email:  VoxFabuli@gmail.com

Aurora Valentinetti Museum seeking two professional performances this season. 

From the Aurora Valentinetti Museum:   
 
We are currently seeking two professional performances this season.  We schedule Saturday 2:00 shows usually running about 40- 50 minutes with a bit of show and tell interaction with the audience (ages pre-K thru 2nd/3rd grade) before/during and/or after .  12:00 – 4:00 set up/take down time.
      Our Price range is $300 to $600.
     This season is unsettled because of the delay of Olympic College’s  new theatre readiness (still unknown). And they are not taking any bookings yet…
    
 2017-18 so far:
   
      Saturday, October 21, 2017, 2:00PM Clay Martin performed his “Punch and Pals”at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church fellowship Hall, Bremerton  
      Saturday., February. 24, 2018 2:00PM  Emily Alexander, Tears of Joy Theatre, will perform,  “Stellaluna” at Our Saviors’ Lutheran again.  
 Dates with the theatre or church depending on availability. 
    We look forward to hearing from any interested possible performers.
Jocey Bright, Performance coordinator, Valentinetti Puppet Museum, Bremerton
brightaway@aol.com       360-479-3640      

Puppeteers of Puget Sound Final Meeting of 2018

YEAR END EVENT

 

Thistle Studio at Magnuson Park
6310 NE 74th St., Seattle, WA 98115        Building 30
December 2

Show at 3:00PM with meeting to follow at 4:00PM

RSVP to Jean Enticknap
jean@thistletheatre.org   


-See a show! – Tales of Two Bad Mice

-vote for officers at meeting

          Slate of Officers

           President – Dustin Curtis

           Vice President – Rachel Jackson

           Secretary – Gina Wilhelm

           Treasurer – Cheryl Hadley

          Membership – Jean Enticknap

           Webmaster – Zane Exactly

– enjoy drinks and nibbles!

 

The Tale of Two Bad Mice presented by Thistle Theatre:

Young Beatrix Potter and her brother Bertram re-enacts the day her pet mice came to be called “the two bad mice.” The mice, Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca, are driven to outrageous behavior when they discover the delicious looking food in the Dollhouse is inedible plaster! Actors, puppets, and a giant dollhouse bring this Beatrix Potter story to life.

The puppets were designed and built by Tony DeFilipps and the show was funded in part by a family grant from The Jim Henson Foundation.  Amy Escobar plays the role of Beatrix Potter and Zane Exactly plays Bertram Potter in the show adapted and directed by Jean Enticknap.
                                                                                                                                                      
All individual tickets are $10. Puppeteers of Puget Sound members renewing at the December meeting get complimentary tickets.

Puppeteers of Puget Sound Board Election

The nominating committee of Puppeteers of Puget Sounds presents our slate of officers for candidacy for the 2018 board of Puppeteers of Puget Sound.

President – Dustin Curtis 
Vice-President – Rachel Jackson 
Secretary – Gina Wilhelm
Treasurer – Cheryl Hadley 
Membership Director – Jean Enticknap 
Webmaster – Zane Exactly

At the December 2nd meeting, other nominations may be made from the floor by members provided the nominated person(s) is present. If more than one nomination is made per office, the vote will take place by ballot.

Puppeteers of Puget Sound Fall Meeting

Please Join us for our autumn meeting and workshop Wednesday, October 18 at 7 PM.

Our workshop for this meeting is to be presented by Puppeteers of Puget Sound President Dustin Curtis, who will report on his experience in the Czech Republic and Italy. He will bring shadow puppet examples from Teatro Gioco Vita and show examples of shadow puppetry construction.

During our meeting, we will share upcoming puppetry for 2017- 2018 and discuss highlights from the National Festival, including a report from Zane Exactly, PPS and Regional scholarship recipient.

This event is free for members of Puppeteers of Puget Sound and $5 for non-members who then can apply the fee towards membership. Refreshments will be provided.

It is very important to note that the location is the Thistle Theatre Studio 6310 NE 74th StSeattle, WA 98115. A map with direction is attached to the bottom of this post. Please do not Google Thistle Theatre or you will be sent to the wrong building.

Please RSVP to this event through email or through the facebook event in Puppeteers of Puget Sound. https://www.facebook.com/events/121109215219986/

Magnuson Park ­ Thistle Theatre Studio Locationpuppeteersofpugetsoundmembershipform2016.doc

Puppeteers of Puget Sound National Festival Scholarship – Apply Now!

Here is a message From Guild President Dustin Curtis:

My fellow guild members and puppeteers,

I am pleased to announce that the scholarship committee has authorized a stipend of $250 towards attending next month’s National Puppetry Festival in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Please see the attached guidelines at bottom of post. Also note that the applications are due by 5pm Monday, June 19th.

Sending you best wishes!
Dustin

 

PoPS 2017 -2 Natl Scholarship App

Regional Scholarships Announced!

Annett Mateo, Pacific Northwest Regional Director, is pleased to announce two recipients of the $400 scholarships to the Puppeteers of America National Festival.

The two receipts are Zane Exactly of Seattle, Washington and Matthew Stowers of Portland, Oregon. CONGRATULATIONS to you both!

 

Zane Exactly- photo by Wesley Fruge

Zane Exactly is a visual artist, puppeteer, and theatre artist with a BFA in sculpture. He is a puppeteer and puppet/scenic caretaker for Thistle Theatre and performs, designs and builds for theatres around Seattle.

 

Mathew Stowers - Headshot Photo

Matthew Stowers has been a puppeteer and fabricator for 3 years. Before that, he studied music, classical theater, and dance with an emphasis on opera in the Portland area.

May 2017 Puppeteers of Puget Sound Meeting

Hamlet

Hamlet

By Ralph Chessé (1900-1991)

The Cook/Marks Collection, Northwest Puppet Center

 

Hello Puppeteers of Puget Sound!

The upcoming PoPS meeting will be on Tuesday, May 16th at 7pm

The meeting will be held at the Thistle Theatre studio – 6310 NE 74th St
Seattle, WA 98115
(there are directions in a pdf at the bottom of this post)

The meeting will begin with a presentation by Dmitri Carter.

Dmitri will talk about the most recent acquisitions for the Northwest Puppet Center’s collection, which included over a thousand more puppets from The Cook/Marks Collection plus The Ann and Monroe Morgan Collection plus The Ruth Asawa Collection plus a bunch more puppets from Bruce Chessé.

We will have the meeting schedule through autumn and membership renewal forms. Come and join us for some spring fun! We will wave the non- member fee for this meeting.

Agenda:
-Dmitri Carter, Northwest Puppet Center
-Light refreshments and socializing
– Short business meeting lead by Vice president, Shannon Reagan

Support the Valentinetti Puppet Museum!

Welcome to the Kitsap Great Give!

 

Support the Valentinetti Puppet Museum

Click on http://kitsapgreatgive.org/npo/valentinetti-puppet-museum  

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If you have any problems donating, please call 360.698.3622 or email greatgive@kitsapfoundation.org.

Office hours are MondayFriday 8am-4pm.

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Please consider donating to the Kitsap Community Foundation to help us pay for hosting the Kitsap Great Give.


The Evergreen Children’t Theater d.b.a. VALENTINETTI PUPPET MUSEUM is one of the great treasures of Kitsap County and Bremerton providing family entertainment and education for all ages and a great attraction for our visiting public.  ECT formed in 1993 and VPM in 1998 will next year be celebrating their 25th and 20th anniversaries.  Your support is vital in sustaining and growing this important asset of our community.  After you have made you online donation today or by May 2nd, come join us for a grand celebration and ribbon cutting at our new home at 280 Fourth Street, Bremerton which we share with the Kitsap Historical Society & Museum.  Visit two distinct and unique museums under one roof.

The Mission of the Valentinetti Puppet Museum is to celebrate the art of puppetry through the preservation, creative, historical and cultural experiences for all ages.