Drunk Puppet Nite: This Ain't Your Lonely Goatherd

Drunk Puppet Nite, a cluster of Seattle Puppeteers working to redefine puppetry as an art form not just for children, is putting on a double weekend performance at Hale’s Palladium in Seattle (Fremont neighborhood).
Expect to be entertained by the absurd, unusual, hilarious and inappropriate at Drunk Puppet Nite:  November 3rd, 4th, and 5th and November 10th, 11th and 12th, at Hale’s Palladium (4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle – Fremont), from 8-10pm, $15 Admission, $12 (students and seniors).
All revenue from the show goes directly to artists.  This is the eighth year of the Drunk Puppet Nite series in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring: Ricky Gene Powell as MC, Annett Mateo, as Artistic Director, the work of the Monkey Wrench Puppet Lab, local puppeteers in Seattle, and much more.
For more details search “Drunk Puppet Nite” on FB, visit www.drunkpuppetnite.com, or e-mail, media@drunkpuppetnite.com
Buy tickets for Drunk Puppet Nite here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/197262

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam…You're Invited!

View the invitation to the Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam on Facebook.

If you’re not on Facebook, you can read about the details here:

One Night Only!
The Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam
Vol. I
The forecast today, after a summer of minimal sun, is 80% chance of rain. The coming weeks don’t look much brighter. We’re all moaning to the skies asking for a delay in the inevitable arrival of gray. We’re not happy. We’re getting fussy. Even the puppeteers.

So these often solitary artists are amassing like a meteorological front. To entertain you. The most ornery, able, and intrepid puppeteers in this rainy city are colliding for an evening of short, spirit-lifting performances. You’ll laugh at puppets doing human things, marvel at puppets doing curious things, cry at puppets doing *%$&ed up things.

Getting SAD? Getting pissed? Get puppets.

About Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Vol. I

Intended for adult audiences only.

Featuring: Kyle Loven, Puppets Behaving Badly, Thistle Theatre, Gavin Cummins, Jess Haynie-Lavelle, Nick Hubbard, and more.

Will include a raffle and live music by The Waifs of the Warf.
(http://www.reverbnation.com/thewaifsofthewharf)

West of Lenin (203 North 36 St Seattle, WA 98103)
Saturday October 8 @ 9PM
$10 General Admission
$8 Puppeteers of Puget Sound Members

Find us on The Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/FussyCloudPuppetSlam

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is a proud part of the Puppet Slam Network:http://www.puppetslam.com/

Sponsored by The Puppeteers of Puget Sound:
http://puppeteersofpugetsound.org/

"Harold and the Purple Crayon" at Seattle Children's Theatre

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Book by Don Darryl Rivera, Music by Auston James, Lyrics by Rob Burgess
Based on the books by Crockett Johnson
All Rights Reserved by The Estate of Ruth Krauss
Stewart J. Edelstein, Executor
  • SEP 22 – OCT 30
  • All Ages – visual storytelling and accessible language
  • Charlotte Martin Theatre
Anything is possible with a crayon and a big imagination. With a burst of inspiration, Harold launches a magical exploration and simply draws where he wants to go. After sketching himself into adventurous situations, Harold quickly problem-solves: he draws an apple tree when he’s hungry and a rocket ship when he finds himself falling through the sky. With spirited song and creativity, Harold travels from under the sea to outer space, making many friends along the way.

Play Synopsis

A Note from Artistic Director Linda Hartzell:
Harold is a child’s icon for playfulness. Bringing him to stage with animation, puppetry and music bridges the book-theatre connection for young children. Hopefully this will inspire our earliest readers and earliest theatre patrons. I’m certain the dynamic special effects and nostalgia of the story will intrigue older youth.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Seattle Children’s Theatre website.
P.S. Puppeteers of Puget Sound member Annett Mateo adds: “Come see my biggest show ever with probably the most different kinds of puppets in one show, even a marionette! More puppets than any show we have done before!”

Thistle Theatre presents "Jack and the Beanstalk"

Thistle Theatre, a puppet theatre for families presents:

Jack and the Beanstalk

Based on an old English version of the story, Jack trades his family’s cow for five colored beans. An

amazing adventure ensues when Jack climbs to the top of the beanstalk and becomes a slave to the

cyclops wife of the fee-fi-fo-fum giant. A golden hen, a magic singing harp, a green fairy and a fool

add to the musical merriment.

Brian Stabile, Lisa A. Haslbauer and Ben Burris are the puppeteers in this production directed by

Jean Enticknap. The story was adapted by Sue Ennis and Jean Enticknap with music and songs by

Sue Ennis. The puppets were designed and built by Brian Kooser with costumes by Jean Enticknap.

 

Locations and Dates:

Bellevue Youth Theatre

16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008

Oct. 1, 2 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)

Sunset Hill Community Club

3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117

Oct. 7 (7:30PM) Oct. 8, 9 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Magnuson Park Theatre

7120 62nd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115

Oct. 15, 16 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

 

Tickets:

Child/Senior $8.00

General $9.00

 

Season Tickets Available!

 

Information:

Thistle Theatre

Phone: (206) 524-3388

Website: thistletheatre.org

 

 

 

 

 

Puppeteers of Puget Sound Members attending National Festival

Clay Martin Puppet Theatre and Thistle Theatre are two of the 18 puppet groups invited to perform at the Puppeteers of America 75th National Puppet Festival the week of July 12- 17 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Clay Martin Puppets

Clay Martin Puppet Theatre will be performing Penny Dreadful – An Evening of Gothic Horror, a collection of gothic horror stories performed in a variety of puppet styles including FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA, and THE MUMMY’S CURSE presented with hand puppets, DR JEKYL AND MR HYDE in the form of a giant Toy Theater, and THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO presented as a shadow play. Thoth (whom many may remember as the Egyptian God of Magic) is the Master of Ceremonies. Variety numbers, including THE MAGIC MAN and THE DANCING SKELETON will be interspersed throughout the show to provide a bit of amusement amidst the otherwise unrelenting gloom.

Thistle Theatre will be performing Brother Coyote and Sister Fox a comic Mexican trickster tale. Lisa A. Haslbauer, Brian Stabile and Gina Wilhelm are puppeteers in the production directed by Jean Enticknap. The play was adapted from traditional Mexican stories by Stephanie Diaz and Jean Enticknap, original music and songs by Sue Ennis.  Created in the Thistle Theatre studio in 2002, the puppet were designed by the current President of the Puppeteers of Puget Sound, Brian Kooser and built by Brian Kooser, Jean Enticknap and Hyeon-Soog Chung.

Brother Coyote and Sister Fox

Also attending the festival from the region are: Elly Leaverton who is currently the Pacific Northwest Regional Director; Nick Hubbard who will be elected a Trustee for the Puppeteers of American at the festival; and Gavin Cummins who is attending a national festival for the first time.

"When You Point at the Moon" in the On the Boards NW New Works Festival 2011

When You Point at the Moon

Created and Performed by Kyle Loven

 

Performing in the On the Boards NW New Works Festival 2011
June 10-12, 2011
Friday- 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday- 5 pm
Tickets: http://www.ontheboards.org/performances/nw-new-works-festival-2011

SHOW INFO:

Director: Nick Hubbard

Choreographer: Gabrielle Schutz

Sound Designer: Kevin Heard

Stage Manager: Jody Kunz

 

An Eastern moon myth warns children: “Never point at the moon or your ears will be cut off!” Inspired by this warning, the piece follows a young boy, the moon, and the fateful gesture that brings them together. Told in the spirit of a surreal cautionary tale for adults, this image-driven work combines a puppet, projections, recorded sound, and a live actor. Theater collides with visual art and elements of dance to explore what happens when we encounter the inevitable.

 

LOCATION:

On the Boards

100 West Roy St.

Seattle, WA 98119