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Manual Cinema Workshop
Monday, March 19, 2018
Need based scholarships available upon request. Please email email@example.com
This workshop includes a mini-lesson on Manual Cinema’s work with video samples. Then you’ll move into Manual Cinema’s audio story techniques with exercises on sound design and music composition and a guided sound walk. Participants learn the basic of cinematic puppetry and the company’s visual storytelling techniques by working directly at the screens (in silhouette) and then with hands-on instructions with the overhead projectors.
This workshop is in support of the March 20th Manual Cinema performance of Ada/Ava at the Moore Theatre. For information on that performance visit stgpresents.org
To receive a 15% discount on tickets to the performance visit bit.ly/puppeteer-stg. Promo code: Puppeteer
Thistle Theatre Presents: Tiger and the Dried Persimmon
website: www.thistletheatre.org email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Media contact: Jean Enticknap FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Learn more about Korea, the 2018 Winter Olympics host country, by seeing this humorous story about a young tiger. Thinking he is the fiercest in all of Korea, a tiger ventures down a mountainside in search of food. Stopping at a farmhouse, he mistakenly thinks that a dried persimmon (kotgum) is a frightening creature. Experience the rich culture and traditions of Korea through the misadventures of the silly tiger.
This story is performed with tabletop Bunraku, rod and shadow puppets designed by Brian Kooser. Set design by Jean Enticknap and painted by Allyn Baehr. Cultural advisors for project are Hyeon-soog Chang and Andrew Kim. Amy Escobar, Zane Exactly and Andre Nelson are puppeteers in the show directed by Jean Enticknap.
Performance Schedule and Ticket Information:
16051 NE 10th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008
March 3, 4 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)
Magnuson Park Theatre
7110 62nd Ave NE Seattle WA 98115
March 10, 11 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)
Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117
March 17, 18 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)
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 email@example.com or visit:
Call for Artists
Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 14
What: Call for Artists
Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 14
Deadline: February 20, 8pm
We’re very excited to announce our Call for Artists for Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam – Volume 14!
Show dates: Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21
Additional dates: Tech rehearsal Wednesday or Thursday, April 18 or 19
Location: Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA)
About the Show: Fussy Cloud aims to provide Seattle with quality adult puppetry performances and support the growth and exploration of both new and seasoned puppeteers. Each slam features an evening of live puppet shorts (and sometimes films). Vol. 14 is presented in association with Theatre Off Jackson. Whether you are new to puppetry or have performed at our slam before, we invite you to submit. Whether you have a finished piece to debut, an idea to workshop, or a puppet classic, we want to hear from you! Fussy Cloud is a place to be creative, quirky and experimental.
What We Are Seeking:
– Adult puppet pieces up to 8 minutes long (“adult” as in “not necessarily for children”; “blue” material is acceptable but not required)
– We love to encounter new acts and new (or just new-to-us) performers.
– We are primarily a live show, but we are also happy to consider your short puppet films (just be aware that preference is given to live performance pieces)
Small stipends will be paid to each act, and additionally, some travel stipends are available for out-of-towners.
If you are interested in participating please send us the following:
•Your name and contact info
•a Brief Description of your piece: storyline, type of puppets used, how many puppeteers and general mood
•Approx. Length (8 min or less)
•Video link of piece (if available)
•Performance pictures (if available)
*Please Note: Technical resources are limited – slams are quick and dirty! If you have a technically complex piece, please let us know the specs when you apply so we may determine if it is simple enough to be successful in the slam format.
Please send your submissions (and any questions) via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 20
Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam VOLUME 14 is presented in association with Theatre Off Jackson. Funding made possible in part by the HBH fund.
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)!
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!
CALL FOR PERFORMERSCome to the Cabaret Old Friend!The Dolly Wiggler Cabaret is looking for mask and puppet artists to show off short bits of brilliance in a puppet slam for adults during Puppet Power 2016.WHEN: Fri & Sat, May 27 & 28WHERE: Calgary’s #1 Legion, 116 – 7 Ave SEWHAT: The Dolly Wiggler Cabaret features short form puppetry for adult audiencesWHO: hosted by Cirque du Soleil clown and comedienne Mooky Cornish, and skill artist extraordinaire Sara Ski, the cabaret features local, national and international artists.WHY: The Dolly Wiggler welcomes brand new works in progress, polished numbers and anything you’d like to share as a puppeteer or mask artist.COME PLAY!We are looking for about 3 minutes of material, to be performed both nights.We welcome you to share works you never get to show, new creations you are starting to share with the world, and polished brilliance you love to perform.Performers will receive an honorarium for their performance.To apply, please shoot an email to Xstine Cook, Dolly Wiggler Curator, at email@example.com
The Northwest Puppet Center is proud to present a fantastic show filled with mystery and adventure.
What: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 11
When: April 15 & 16
Where: Theatre Off Jackson
409 7th Ave S
Tickets: $12 in advance/$15 at the door
Nothing is certain but death, taxes and puppets. Not sure that’s quite how the saying goes? Behold! Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam returns with a brand new show, just in time for tax day. Once you’ve crossed all your eyes and dotted all your teas, come spend your sweet rebate at our cabaret-style puppet show for grown-ups. (Puppets count as dependents, right?)
A proud member of the national Puppet Slam Network, Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam aims to promote and support the puppetry community in the Pacific Northwest 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)!
“One of the key aspects to Fussy Cloud is welcoming acts that are being performed for the first time,” said producer Rachel Jackson. “Puppeteers work in solitude for so much of our process. But our work doesn’t truly become a performance until it is witnessed by an audience. Fussy Cloud provides this critical last element to puppeteers who might not otherwise have it, and does so in an environment that is designated as a safe space to experiment.”
~ Featured Artists ~
Hearts and Brains
Annett Mateo (Saturday only)
Vox Fabuli Puppets
The evening will be lovingly sherpa-ed into a nimble fingered flow by our MC, The Effervescent, Ever-Present, and Amazingly Prescient Rebecca M Davis
Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam VOLUME 11 is 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)!
To all Puppeteers of America members and especially the members and the guilds of the combined regions:
The Puppet Guild of Greater Saint Louis, Inc. is proud to announces a Puppeteers of America, Inc. sanctioned combined regional festival for the Great Plains and Great Lakes Regions in Saint Louis, MO Thursday, August 4, through Saturday, August 6, 2016. The theme is “Thinking Outside the Box.”
Anyone wishing to present a workshop or performance in keeping with the theme is requested to submit a description and technical rider to the Workshop or Performance Consultant. Application forms can be obtained on the festival site ( PuppetFestivalSTL.org ), as well, just select the workshops or performances tabs. Those will be passed on the festival board with the recommendations and suggestions of the consultants. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2016.
The performances will take place in the Grand Center Arts District and on adjoining campus of Saint Louis University. The “official” hotel is a nearby, reasonably priced Holiday Inn Express where workshops will also be taking place. The registration will be $150 advance and $175 after July 4. Hotel rooms will be $104/night plus tax for a double occupancy room.”. The Holiday Inn features a free breakfast for guest, other meals will be extra.
There will be no “store”, but a “flea market” will be set up prior the final Saturday performance. And we are working on a space for an exhibit.
The local staffing includes Daniel Romano, festival director; Michelle Gulick, assistant festival director; Stan Gulick, comptroller and registrar; Tom Bonham, communications and public relations.
Additional outside staffing includes Monica Leo and Dave Herzog as performance consultants, and Pam Corcoran as workshop consultant.