Please join us for the annual potluck at Jean’s house, March 21, 2013 at 6:30pm. Click the link to RSVP, or comment on this post. Hope to see you there!
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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
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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.
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 email@example.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.
My fellow puppeteers,
I have such exciting news for this beautiful spring! This past week, I meet with the board and we immediately jumped into pressing guild business. I am pleased to report that we have completed an outline for guild activities for the year and also have reviewed and updated our constitution to reflect a more modern outlook on activities and responsibilities. I want to thank the board for the quick turn around and hard work that they put into the beginning of this week. I look forward to updating you in detail on all of these changes at our next meeting.
I am also pleased to ask you to save the date of Thursday, May 19th at 7pm (Invite email to follow) for our first meeting of the year. I am looking forward to outlining our new robust meeting schedule, providing details on our revived newsletter, connecting with each of you, and I am happy to share that
Cheryl Hadley will be providing her workshop: Build a Rod Puppet Robot from Recyclables
We will need active members for an active guild now that we are full strength on the board; so I will ask the following of you:
- Please notify us of any show you will be producing/performing /involved in! The guild is here to support and help you in your puppet endeavors. You may send all notifications t0 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Start saving those ideas for contributing to our revived newsletter!
- Save the date!!! Felt-a-Con will be returning to produce a wonderful festival on August 13/14th. I am personally looking forward to this event. More details soon as we move closer to the date.
- Do you know your membership status? If you did not receive this email directly, please inquire with Jean Enticknap (email@example.com) to renew or join.
Thank you for being part of this wonderful organization. I look forward to seeing you all in just over a month.
The Northwest Puppet Center is proud to present a fantastic show filled with mystery and adventure.
The beauty and magic of this beloved Persian tale come to life with hand-carved puppets, fanciful scenery, special effects and plenty of laughs. With help from the Genie of the Lamp, will Aladdin and the Princess escape from the evil plots of the Sorcerer? Find out in this original production based on the famous tale from “Arabian Nights”.
In a Japanese temple, a teakettle is placed over the fire for the tea ceremony. Suddenly, it sprouts a tail, a head and the four legs of a Tanuki (a raccoon-like animal found in Japan). Fearing the strange creature with the body of a teakettle, the Priest returns it to the peddler woman who sold it to him.
She gives the Tanuki a home and food and grateful for her kindness, the Tanuki reveals he is Bumbuku Chagama, a teakettle of good luck. Together they start a theatre and the Magic Teakettle of Good Luck performs acrobatic tricks bringing great wealth to the peddler.
Thistle Theatre specializes in the Bunraku-style of puppetry, an ancient Japanese art form. Although the style has been modified for modern audiences and performers, the basic idea remains the same: puppeteers dressed entirely in black, to symbolize their invisibility, operate the puppets. Jean Enticknap directs puppeteers Ben Burris, Brian Stabile and Gina Wilhelm in the production with puppets designed and built in the Thistle Theatre studio by Brian Kooser.
Funded in part with Funds from 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax Fund.
Performance Schedule and Ticket Information:
Bellevue Youth Theatre
16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008 March 9 and 10 (2:00PM and 4:00PM)
Magnuson Park Theatre:
7110 – 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA Bld 47 March 16 and 17 (1:00PM and 3:00PM)
Sunset Hill Community Club:
3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle, WA 98117 March 22 (7:30PM) March 23 and 24 (1:00PM and 3:00PM)
A priest returns an old teakettle to a peddler woman after it transforms into a Tanuki (a raccoon-like animal found in Japan). He reveals he is Bumbuku Chagama, a teakettle of good luck.