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Puppeteers of Puget Sound Fall Meeting!

brian kooser puppets

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)

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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

 

 

It’s time for Membership Renewal!

POPS facebook cover

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