Category Archives: Puppet Slams

CALL FOR PERFORMERS: The Dolly Wiggler Cabaret!

CALL FOR PERFORMERS

 
Come 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 & 28
WHERE: Calgary’s #1 Legion, 116 – 7 Ave SE
WHAT: The Dolly Wiggler Cabaret features short form puppetry for adult audiences
WHO: 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 producer@animatedobjects.ca
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Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 11

What: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 11

When: April 15 & 16

8pm

Where: Theatre Off Jackson

409 7th Ave S

Seattle, WA

Tickets: $12 in advance/$15 at the door

More info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2526870

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 ~

Charlie Cook

Dustin Curtis

Gale Force

Hearts and Brains

Elly Leaverton

Annett Mateo (Saturday only)

Parker Thompson

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)! 

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Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 10

What: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 10

When: October 9 & 10

8pm

Where: Theatre Off Jackson

409 7th Ave S

Seattle, WA

Tickets: $12

More info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2220377

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)
…..plus 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)! 

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Skid Row Puppet Show presents A Valentine Cabaret – Get yer Puppet Heart On!

Skid Row Puppet Show presents
A Valentine Cabaret – Get yer Puppet Heart On!

Join us Saturday February 14th, 2015
At Ballard Odd fellows, at 8:00pm

The puppet slam yer mama warned ya’ll about ~is back!
Featuring the doll-wigglin’ styles & shenanigans of:
Brian Kooser, Sarah Marie Andrews, Deborah Skorstad, Tim Marsden, Mylinda Sneed, West Cascade Puppet Brigade, + more…

$15 cover charge – Dessert Potluck
Attendees are encouraged to bring a dessert to share (or those chocolates from that not-so-secret admirer).

Not suggested for the faint of heart (ages 14 to ~adult).

Visit the Facebook event page.

If you are a Puppeteers of Puget Sound member, you can join the Puppeteers of Puget Sound member Facebook group to access the special discount code for this event.

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Comes to Bumbershoot®

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam
Comes to Bumbershoot®

What: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam – Bumbershoot Edition

When: Saturday, August 30 – 6:45pm
Monday, Sept 1 – 5:15pm

Where: Center House Theatre
(The TPS Stage at Bumbershoot®)

Tickets: http://bumbershoot.org

More info: https://www.facebook.com/FussyCloudPuppetSlam

“Seattle’s quarterly Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is also a growing forum for puppet development—including everything from muppets talking sex to shadow puppets enacting fables.” – City Arts

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is proud to present our special Bumbershoot edition! We’ve pulled together a selection of favorite acts and artists from our first 2 years of slams to represent us at Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival. From hilarious to heartbreaking to horrifying, both festival performances feature a variety of fascinating short works by puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest (and beyond)!

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam will be performing twice during the festival:
– Saturday, August 30 from 6:45pm-8pm
– Monday, September 1 from 5:15pm-6:15pm

Scheduled to appear:
Gavin Cummins
Bill Holznagel and Jason Miranda
Rachel Jackson
Clay Martin
Katie McClenahan and Jen LaMastra
Jenelle Weidlich
& Improv Shadows (Reed Garber-Pearson, Rachel Jackson, Paul Velasquez & Jenelle Weidlich)

All herded together into a graceful flow by our MC, The Effervescent, Ever-Present, and Amazingly Prescient Rebecca M Davis!

About Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam:
A member of the 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 and support the puppetry community 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)!

ABOUT BUMBERSHOOT:
Bumbershoot® is produced by One Reel in Collaboration with Seattle Center. Established in 1971, Bumbershoot takes place every year over Labor Day weekend and stretches across the 74-acre Seattle Center beneath the city’s iconic Space Needle. Bumbershoot programs a diverse array of arts including live music, comedy, Words & Ideas, theatre, film, visual arts, children’s programming, and the Indie Market featuring urban crafts. Festival details are located at bumbershoot.org.

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 8

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Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 8
What: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 8

When: Saturday, May 31st at 8pm

Where: Theatre Puget Sound’s Theatre4
305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109

Tickets: $10

More info: http://fcps8.brownpapertickets.com

“Seattle’s quarterly Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is also a growing forum for puppet development—including everything from muppets talking sex to shadow puppets enacting fables.” – City Arts

Spring has finally sprung and puppets are in full bloom! Come out and bask in the sunlight of a brand spankin’ new volume of the Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam. While puppet slams aren’t known to cause allergy attacks* we can’t guarantee your eyes won’t be watery from laughter and profundity.

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam has been providing quality puppet shows for the fine adults of Seattle since 2011. From hilarious to heartbreaking to horrifying, every performance features a variety of fascinating short works by puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest (and beyond)!
Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is a cabaret-style puppet show, where each short piece is performed by a different artist. From the brand spanking new, to the tried-and-true, every act is guaranteed to have one important thing in common: Puppets.

Featuring Puppet Artists:
Clay Martin
Kim Berman & Jonathan Grosvenor
Signal Light Theatre’s Pete & Randy
The Shenanigans Alliance
Trial and Error Productions
Good Evening, Mr. Homunculus
Annett Mateo
The Castiron Carousel Marionette Troupe
Improv Shadows

Herded together into a graceful flow by our MC, The Effervescent, Ever-Present, and Amazingly Prescient Rebecca M Davis!

*Puppet slams have not been evaluated by the FDA and have not been clinically proven to prevent or cause allergy attacks.

About Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam:
A 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 and support the puppetry community 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)!

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Spring Submissions

It’s Spring! Time yet again for another volume of the Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam! We’re very excited to announce that our 8th slam will be presented at Theatre Puget Sound’s Theatre4.

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 films.

We are seeking adult puppet pieces up to 8 minutes long. (“adult” as in “not for children”; “blue” material is acceptable but not required.)

Submissions will be accepted until Monday, April 21st.

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.

– Small stipends will be paid to each act
– Additionally some travel stipends are available for out-of-towners

If you would be interested in participating please provide us with some information about your piece:

• Quick Description of your piece (story line, type of puppets used, how many puppeteers, general mood, etc):
• Approx. Length:
• Any video link?
• Any Pictures? (attach to email)

Please send all information and inquiries to: fussycloudpuppetslam@gmail.com

Info: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume VIII
When: Saturday, May 31st at 8pm
Where: Theatre Puget Sound’s Theatre4
305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109

Skid Row Puppet Show presents “Yee~haw! Giddy up Lil’ Dolly”

Skid Row Puppet Show presents
Yee~haw! Giddy up Lil’ Dolly

This is the puppet slam yer mama warned ya’ll about
Join us Saturday January 25th, 2014
at Cafe Racer, beginning at 7:30pm

Featuring the doll-wigglin’ styles & shenanigans of:
Brain Kooser, West Cascade Puppet Brigade, Deborah Skorstad, Sarah Marie Andrews, Zane Exactly, & other puppet possibilities we have yet to explore …

FREE, no cover charge! Attendees are encouraged to buy food & drink to support our host venue & drop a little tip in the hat to thank the puppeteers.

Please share the facebook invite:
https://www.facebook.com/events/781667391849427/

And the web link:
http://www.puppetbrigade.org/skid-row-puppet-show-jan-25th-at-cafe-racer/

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam, Vol. VII, Sept. 28, 2013

Save the date!

Leaves will fall. Bears will binge. Autumnal Equinoxes will nox?! Quick! Before all the puppeteers go into hibernation for the winter come see the 7th volume of the Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam!

Puppeteers from the Northwest and beyond share their best new puppet shorts before the chilly Seattle winter forces them to wear pants. We mean their best new short-form puppetry pieces. Er, short works of puppetry. Oh well, you get it. Join us in the lower space of Theatre Off Jackson for an evening of short-form adult puppet variety!

Our host for the evening is our favorite comedian and puppet whisperer Emmett Montgomery.

TWO SHOWS! ONE NIGHT!
7:00pm OR 9:30pm!
The lower space at the Theatre Off Jackson!

$10 tickets at the door with cash/card or in advance.

Beady Little Eyes Puppet Slam in Portland

Beady Little Eyes Puppet Slam
Saturday, April 27th at 7:30PM & 9:30PM

Disjecta
8371 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97217
503-286-9449
www.facebook.com/beadylittleeyes
$8

A night of short, hilarious, raucous, live puppet shows by various artists from Portland and beyond. This show is hosted by puppets, attended by humans. Get a babysitter, these shows are not for the kiddies. 21 and up, $8 tickets.