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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

 

 

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It’s time for Membership Renewal!

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Dear Members,

Hope you are having a good new year. I was reviewing the membership list and see that some of you have lapsed.  Please contact me if you are wondering about your renewal status.
I can email a form (jean@thistletheatre.org) or you can bring payment on Feb. 21 to the next meeting. Looking forward to a great year of Puppetry in 2018!

Cheers,
Jean Enticknap
Membership Director

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1716301245088446

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 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  

Want to schedule your donation now?!

If you are nervous you might forget to donate on May 2, we have a new option for you! Just fill out the form below.  If you want to donate to more than one nonprofit, click the green “add gift” button. We’ll hold your donation until May 2 and send you a receipt. Prescheduled donations WILL be eligible for Bonus Bucks, but not for the Early Bird Prize.

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

Office hours are MondayFriday 8am-4pm.

Kitsap Community Foundation hosts the Kitsap Great Give at no cost to nonprofits.  

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.

Sandglass Theatre visits Seattle!

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Sandglass Theater is driven by a dedication to artistic excellence in the productions of the core ensemble and by a spirit of inclusivity in the presentation of diverse guest artists and community events. Sandglass is inspired by a love of puppetry and live performance, engagement with local and international community, and respect for audience.

Our mission is to sustain an artist-driven theater with an emphasis on advancing the development of puppetry as a unique and unusual theater form that embodies the human experience. Sandglass creates new work, engages in challenging collaborations, presents thought-provoking and responsible art, hosts other artists to promote the art of puppetry and expose our audiences to diverse styles and traditions, teaches our process and traditions, and cultivates a fire to create and to keep on creating.

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!