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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 email@example.com
Magnuson Park _ Thistle Theatre Studio Location (downloadable pdf)
What: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 15
When: August 10 & 11
Where: Theatre Off Jackson
Tickets: $12 in advance, $17 at the door
Recommended for ages 18+
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 ~
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.
What: FELT-A-CON 2018
When: August 10-12 2018
Where: Theatre Off Jackson
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
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!
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
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
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
Puppet Show and Tell
Regional Meeting for the Pacific Northwest Region of the Puppeteers of America
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
website: www.thistletheatre.org email: firstname.lastname@example.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:
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 email@example.com or visit:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or you can bring payment on Feb. 21 to the next meeting. Looking forward to a great year of Puppetry in 2018!
When: 7:00 PM February 21, 2018
Where: Thistle Studio at Magnuson Park
6310 NE 74th St., Seattle, WA 98115 –Building 30
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
-Dmitri Carter, Northwest Puppet Center
-Light refreshments and socializing
– Short business meeting lead by Vice president, Shannon Reagan