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Manual Cinema Workshop

Manual Cinema Workshop


Monday, March 19, 2018

The Moore Theatre
(1932 2nd Ave. Seattle 98101)
$10 fee

Need based scholarships available upon request. Please email


This workshop includes a mini-lesson on Manual Cinema’s work with video samples. Then you’ll move into Manual Cinema’s audio story techniques with exercises on sound design and music composition and a guided sound walk. Participants learn the basic of cinematic puppetry and the company’s visual storytelling techniques by working directly at the screens (in silhouette) and then with hands-on instructions with the overhead projectors. 


This workshop is in support of the March 20th Manual Cinema performance of Ada/Ava at the Moore Theatre. For information on that performance visit 

To receive a 15% discount on tickets to the performance  visit Promo code: Puppeteer


Beginning Puppet Class January 2018




Saturday, January 20, 12:30-2:30pm

Where:  Theatre Puget Sound, Studio C

The Armory at Seattle Center
305 Harrison St

Seattle, WA 98109

Registration link: 

Intro to Stage Puppeteering:

*Classes recommended for ages 15 and up

*Class size limited to 20

Looking for the perfect gift for the new-experience seeker on your list? Help them start 2018 on a delightfully zany note with a puppet class! Or heck, treat yourself. (The more the merrier where puppets are concerned.)

Intro to Stage Puppeteering 

Saturday, January 20


Cost: $40 pre-reg/$50 day-of

In this fun, dynamic class, you’ll learn the foundations of good stage puppetry – focus, physical commitment and basic puppet operation. Seattle-based puppeteer Rachel Jackson will teach you how to make your puppet seem alive and connect with your audience. You’ll get lots of hands-on time with professional arm-and-rod puppets plus a simple practice puppet to take home so you can keep working on your skills.

About Your Instructor: 

Rachel Jackson’s Vox Fabuli Puppets specializes in twisting the familiar into dark and humorous shapes. Rachel has been puppeteering on various Seattle stages since 2008, where her work has been called “mad and masterful” by The Seattle Times. The mind behind the hit “MANOS – The Hands of Felt”, she more recently brought her talented hands to “Muppets Burlesque,” and The Fringe at the Puppeteers of America 2017 National Festival. Rachel teaches puppetry classes through her company Vox Fabuli Puppets, co-produces the Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam, and is unofficial Puppeteer at Large for the Seattle Nerdlesque scene. 

Contact: Rachel Jackson


Class: How to build a Czech Style Rod Marionette from wood

Dmitri Carter is teaching a class in the woodshop at Pratt Fine Arts Center starting next week teaching students how to build a Czech Style Rod Marionette from wood. Beginner-expert woodworkers are welcome.

Here is a link to register for the class: