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.
Manual Cinema Workshop
Monday, March 19, 2018
Need based scholarships available upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 stgpresents.org
To receive a 15% discount on tickets to the performance visit bit.ly/puppeteer-stg. Promo code: Puppeteer
Thistle Theatre Presents: Tiger and the Dried Persimmon
website: www.thistletheatre.org email: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit:
Call for Artists
Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 14
What: Call for Artists
Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 14
Deadline: February 20, 8pm
We’re very excited to announce our Call for Artists for Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam – Volume 14!
Show dates: Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21
Additional dates: Tech rehearsal Wednesday or Thursday, April 18 or 19
Location: Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA)
About the Show: Fussy Cloud aims to provide Seattle with quality adult puppetry performances and support the growth and exploration of both new and seasoned puppeteers. Each slam features an evening of live puppet shorts (and sometimes films). Vol. 14 is presented in association with Theatre Off Jackson. Whether you are new to puppetry or have performed at our slam before, we invite you to submit. Whether you have a finished piece to debut, an idea to workshop, or a puppet classic, we want to hear from you! Fussy Cloud is a place to be creative, quirky and experimental.
What We Are Seeking:
– Adult puppet pieces up to 8 minutes long (“adult” as in “not necessarily for children”; “blue” material is acceptable but not required)
– We love to encounter new acts and new (or just new-to-us) performers.
– We are primarily a live show, but we are also happy to consider your short puppet films (just be aware that preference is given to live performance pieces)
Small stipends will be paid to each act, and additionally, some travel stipends are available for out-of-towners.
If you are interested in participating please send us the following:
•Your name and contact info
•a Brief Description of your piece: storyline, type of puppets used, how many puppeteers and general mood
•Approx. Length (8 min or less)
•Video link of piece (if available)
•Performance pictures (if available)
*Please Note: Technical resources are limited – slams are quick and dirty! If you have a technically complex piece, please let us know the specs when you apply so we may determine if it is simple enough to be successful in the slam format.
Please send your submissions (and any questions) via email to: email@example.com
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 20
Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam VOLUME 14 is presented in association with Theatre Off Jackson. Funding made possible in part by the HBH fund.
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)!
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
A BEGINNING PUPPET CLASS TO BEGIN THE NEW YEAR
What: INTRO TO STAGE PUPPETEERING
Saturday, January 20, 12:30-2:30pm
Where: Theatre Puget Sound, Studio C
The Armory at Seattle Center
305 Harrison St
Intro to Stage Puppeteering: https://bpt.me/3207194
*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. www.VoxFabuli.com
Contact: Rachel Jackson
YEAR END EVENT
Show at 3:00PM with meeting to follow at 4:00PM
RSVP to Jean Enticknap
-See a show! – Tales of Two Bad Mice
-vote for officers at meeting
Slate of Officers
President – Dustin Curtis
Vice President – Rachel Jackson
Secretary – Gina Wilhelm
Treasurer – Cheryl Hadley
Membership – Jean Enticknap
Webmaster – Zane Exactly
– enjoy drinks and nibbles!
The Tale of Two Bad Mice presented by Thistle Theatre:
Young Beatrix Potter and her brother Bertram re-enacts the day her pet mice came to be called “the two bad mice.” The mice, Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca, are driven to outrageous behavior when they discover the delicious looking food in the Dollhouse is inedible plaster! Actors, puppets, and a giant dollhouse bring this Beatrix Potter story to life.
The puppets were designed and built by Tony DeFilipps and the show was funded in part by a family grant from The Jim Henson Foundation. Amy Escobar plays the role of Beatrix Potter and Zane Exactly plays Bertram Potter in the show adapted and directed by Jean Enticknap.
All individual tickets are $10. Puppeteers of Puget Sound members renewing at the December meeting get complimentary tickets.