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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

Raven and the Swan copy

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

 

Lion in net and Mouse copy

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: 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.

FELT-A-CON RETURNS AUGUST 10-12

What:  FELT-A-CON 2018

When:  August 10-12 2018

Where:  Theatre Off Jackson

409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA

Website: www.FeltACon.com

FELT-A-CON 2018, a weekend of workshops and activities celebrating the art of puppeteering, will be held August 10-12, at Theatre Off Jackson.

for more information, visit
www.Feltacon.com

FELT-A-CON is a small, Seattle-based puppet festival focused on networking, education, fun, and outreach. We welcome 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!

SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST: Grant Baciocco of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Puppet Up!

**PRICING**
Regular Registration: $75 (ends July 24)
Late Registration: $90

Your Registration Fee Includes:
– 4 workshops
– lunch on Saturday
– admission to Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam vol. 15
– admission to Under the Puppet LIVE!
– access to all group events

**CURRENT SCHEDULE**
Friday, August 10
Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Vol 15 – 8pm

Saturday, August 11
Workshops – 10 am – 5pm
Under the Puppet LIVE! – 2pm
Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Vol 15 – 8pm

Sunday, August 12
Workshops – 10am – 3pm

**WORKSHOP TOPICS**
(currently scheduled)
Create Your Own Puppet Show On The Internet! For Fun And Profit!
Intro to Arduino in Puppetry
Puppet Head Building
Quick Puppets with Creative Reuse
Puppet Singing and Dancing
Shadow Puppetry Styles and Techniques
Table Top Bunraku Puppet Manipulation
What I Learned at Beyond the Sock
Writing for Punch and Judy

for more information, visit www.Feltacon.com

SPECIAL EVENTS
Puppet Show and Tell
Saturday Lunch
Regional Meeting for the Pacific Northwest Region of the Puppeteers of America
Makers’ Room

FELT-A-CON 2018 is presented in association with Theatre Off Jackson and Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam

FELT-A-CON 2018 is sponsored in part by Puppeteers of Puget Sound and Seattle ReCreative and fiscally sponsored by Shunpike

Theatre Off Jackson and the producer strive to be as accessible and inclusive as possible. Please contact us if you have any questions. Our venue is accessible by wheelchair and other mobility devices. Please contact us in advance so we can ensure your experience is as smooth as possible.

Thistle Theatre Presents: Tiger and the Dried Persimmon!

Thistle Theatre - Tiger, Mt. Spirit, Magpie

Thistle Theatre Presents: Tiger and the Dried Persimmon

website: www.thistletheatre.org            email: info@thistletheatre.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:

BYT-Crossroads Theatre
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 info@thistletheatre.org or visit:
http://www.thistletheatre.org
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thistle-Theatre/122211953899
http://twitter.com/thistletheatre

TIger and the Dried Persimmon Press 2018

Thistle Theatre - Tiger at Window