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YOU are Invited!!! Puppeteers of Puget Sound Meeting May 19th

My fellow Puppeteers and fans,

I am pleased to extend a formal invitation to the first meeting of the Puppeteers of Puget Sound for 2016.  I have included the details below. I hope to see you there and bring a friend!

Cost: Free for members of the guild and $5 for non-members

(Please RSVP to Jean at jme@bigplanet.com by May 13th)

When: Thursday, May 19th, at 7pm

Where: Thistle Theatre Studio, Magnuson Park. 6310 NW 74th St, Seattle, WA, 98115

What: We will have an action packed agenda! Including new meeting schedule, regional festival information, changes to the constitution, and newsletter information.

The workshop will be presented by Cheryl Hadley:

Build a Rod Puppet Robot from Recyclables
Cheryl Hadley will demonstrate her method for building a simple robot puppet with rotating head and body out of a tissue box, a styrofoam cube and a cardboard hanger, and then turn you loose with a wide variety of materials to improve on her design. No batteries required! Everything’s provided, but please bring any lightweight metallic odds and ends you’d like to contribute. You will go home with a complete puppet. Free, for current Puppeteers of Puget Sound members; $5 for nonmembers.

 


We look forward to seeing you!

Hand Puppetry Performance and Workshop tomorrow

Hand Puppetry Performance and Workshop
Free to members, $5 at door for non-members.

Still room for puppeteers to enjoy a performance/workshop by Mary Shaver! See Issun Boshi: the Tiny Samurai, then Mary will reveal her stage set up and take questions.  After a short break, she will lead the hands on Hand Puppet Workshop…with handout!  NOT TO BE MISSED!

Puppeteers of Puget Sound Meeting,

Tuesday Nov. 10 at 7:30pm.

Thistle Theatre Studio, Magnuson Park. 6310 NW 74th St, Seattle, WA 98115.
On bus lines and free parking.

Puppeteer Mary Shaver will perform Issun Boshi: the Tiny Samurai, the Japanese tale of the small overcoming the large and being the hero.   Following the performance, Mary will lead a hand puppet manipulation workshop, including a hand puppet manipulation hand out. By the end of this workshop we promise your puppetry skills will be improved!

Mary Shaver is an artist, master puppeteer, and educator who spent twenty-five years living in Asia and Europe while traveling extensively worldwide. She performs, lectures, and consults; starred for three years on the award-winning children’s television show “Pepe’s Magic Tales”; has created for movies and major television networks.   Honey Goodenough, of Puppet Slam fame and a 2015-2016 UNIMA board member, considers Mary Shaver an inspiration for her puppet career.

Please RSVP to Jean Enticknap via email jme@bigplanet.com

Puppeteers of Puget Sound Meeting Nov. 10 at 7:30pm

Mary Shaver Puppet

Hand Puppetry Performance and Workshop
Free to members, $5 at door for non-members.

Puppeteers of Puget Sound Meeting, Tuesday Nov. 10 at 7:30pm. (NOT NOV. 12)
Thistle Theatre Studio, Magnuson Park. 6310 NW 74th St, Seattle, WA 98115.
On bus lines and free parking.

Puppeteer Mary Shaver will perform Issun Boshi: the Tiny Samurai, the Japanese tale of the small overcoming the large and being the hero. Following the performance, Mary will lead a hand puppet manipulation workshop, including a hand puppet manipulation hand out. By the end of this workshop we promise your puppetry skills will be improved!

Mary Shaver is an artist, master puppeteer, and educator who spent twenty-five years living in Asia and Europe while traveling extensively worldwide. She performs, lectures, and consults; starred for three years on the award-winning children’s television show “Pepe’s Magic Tales”; has created for movies and major television networks.   Honey Goodenough, of Puppet Slam fame and a 2015-2016 UNIMA board member, considers Mary Shaver an inspiration for her puppet career.

Please RSVP to Jean Enticknap via email jme@bigplanet.com

Puppeteers of Puget Sound Sept 17, 2015 meeting

Puppeteers of Puget Sound
Sept. 17th Meeting

Here is the line up for the Fall Puppeteers of Puget Sound Meeting! Hear festival reports, learn about upcoming events, see brief puppets performances and nibble on refreshments. If you have not sent an RSVP via email or text…please send to Jean (info@bigplanet.com) ASAP, as we need to know seating numbers. Reminder!  We are looking for volunteers to run for office serving the Puppeteers of Puget Sound and Puppeteers of America. Throw your hat into the ring!

Below are the people who have confirmed presenting brief reports on the
Puppeteers of America National Festival and O’Neill National Puppet Conference.

Milo Clark – Building “Squioctopus”, a giant puppets used in the festival parade.
Jenelle Weidlich–  Video’s from the Video Anarchy strand at the O’Neill Conference.
Dustin Curtis Contemporary Shadow Puppetry– a quick survey of different techniques and lights. – Report from National P of A Meeting.
Rachel Jackson – Basic Graphic Design – “Say Goodbye to Comic Sans”. _Info on Handmade Puppet Dreams.
Cheryl HadleyTabletop Rod Puppet made with Magali Chouinard from Quebec.  – Simple-to-make Peepers.
Elly Leaverton –  Report on Regional Meeting. _Puppetry books and puppets purchased at festival.
Annett Mateo – Trends in 3-D Printing.
Presenters, we have DVD and thumb drive capability for the meeting room. If you want to use media to support your report, that is the technology available.

Future Event  (
In order of opening… or close to it!)
FELT-A- CON/ Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam – Rachel Jackson
Thistle Theatre 2015-2016 Season – Jean Enticknap
“Mad Scientist Cabaret” at the Annex Theatre – Zane Exactly
Northwest Puppet Center 2015-2016 Season – Dmitri Carter
“Retraces” at 12th Ave Arts – Kyle Loven
Improv Puppetry Festival – Elizabeth Westerman
2016 Regional Puppet Festival – Annett Mateo

Information about other shows and events will be available.  If you are attending meeting and have a show coming up…let Jean (info@bigplanet.com) know and she will put you on the agenda, if not email info to share at meeting.

SAVE THE DATE! Next meeting will center around the art of hand puppetry,  featuring a performance by Mary Shaver.
Mary Shaver is an artist, master puppeteer, and educator who spent twenty-five years living in Asia and Europe Mary Shaver performs, lectures, and consults and starred for three years on the award-winning children’s television show “Pepe’s Magic Tales”.  Instructional handout will be provided at the workshop/performance meeting.

Fall Membership Meeting!

The Fall Membership meeting for the Puppeteers of Puget Sound will be Thursday Sept. 17 from 7:30 to 9:00PM. Meeting will be at the Thistle Theatre Studio at Magnuson Park 6310 NE 74th St, Bld. 30, WA 98115.

Agenda includes reports from attendees at the Puppeteers of America National Festival and the O’Neil National Puppet Conference. In addition there will be, photos, a short film, puppet entertainment and announcements for upcoming puppetry events in the region.

A not to be missed event…please your friends interested in puppetry!

RSVP to Jean Enticknap

Meeting…please attend!

Hello all!

Planning a PofPS meeting for an evening September 8-18 at the Thistle Theatre Studio at Magnuson Park.

AGENDA:
-Report from UConn National Festival from Participants
-Report from O’Neil Participants
-Plans for Puppet Activities Around Puget Sound in 2015-2016
– If you have a puppetry activity or announcement, please reply and ask to be put on the agenda

ACTION NEEDED FROM YOU: Participant please send Jean dates you CANNOT attend in the week of Sept. 8-18 and suggest the topic of your report.

BOARD MEMBERSHIP- Are you interesting in a board position on the Puppeteers of Puget Sound? Do you have future aspirations to serve regionally or nationally as a board member. All roads to that journey start with serving your local guild. Please reply if your are interested in having your name placed in nomination.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Meeting Update

We will not be having a June 28 meeting after all. Stay tuned for future meeting announcements! If you wish, please sign up on the http://puppeteersofpugetsound.org website to receive an email informing you of future postings.

Save the date for the next Guild meeting!

The next meeting of the Puppeteers of Puget Sound will be Thursday, June 28 at 7pm, most likely at the Powerhouse in Seattle. Stay tuned for more details!

Puppet supply swap/sale and tabletop Bunraku workshop !

There’s a Puppeteers of Puget Sound meeting Thursday, May 31 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Thistle Theatre studio, 6310 NE 74th St, Bldg 30 northeast entrance.

Puppeteers are invited to bring supplies to swap and can “shop” for supplies.

Thistle Theatre is downsizing its studio for a move while building 30 is remodeled.  For sale will be fabrics, trims, accessories, sculpt or mold, props and more. The proceeds from the Thistle Theatre sales go into the Children’s Ticket Subsidy Fund.

Jean Enticknap will lead a workshop and Q and A about tabletop Bunraku-style puppets.

See you at the meeting,

President Gyan Davies

P.S. Please take home anything you bring that doesn’t get taken!

Join Us for the Puppeteers of Puget Sound Post-Holiday Potluck

Join Us for the Puppeteers of Puget Sound Post-Holiday Potluck

When: Thursday, January 19 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. Stay tuned for announcement of a new date.

Where:

Jean Mattson’s House

13002 10TH Ave. NW

Seattle, WA 98177

Our local guild, the Puppeteers of Puget Sound, is holding the annual post-holiday potluck. Please join us at Jean Mattson’s house for good food, talk of puppets, and an opportunity to enjoy the beginning of another year with our community. Per tradition, we will also be voting on new officers for the guild (if you are interested in serving, contact us at puppeteersofpugetsound@gmail.com).

The spread will be more satisfying if we all contact Jean as soon as possible to let her know what we’ll be bringing. E-mail is best, and be sure to cc Nick Hubbard, who is helping to organize the event.

Jean: jmariematt@aol.com
Nick: ndhubbard@gmail.com

Can’t wait to see you there!