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Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 11

What: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 11

When: April 15 & 16

8pm

Where: Theatre Off Jackson

409 7th Ave S

Seattle, WA

Tickets: $12 in advance/$15 at the door

More info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2526870

Nothing is certain but death, taxes and puppets. Not sure that’s quite how the saying goes? Behold! Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam returns with a brand new show, just in time for tax day. Once you’ve crossed all your eyes and dotted all your teas, come spend your sweet rebate at our cabaret-style puppet show for grown-ups. (Puppets count as dependents, right?)

A proud member of the national Puppet Slam Network, Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam aims to promote and support the puppetry community in the Pacific Northwest through our ongoing performance series. 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)!

“One of the key aspects to Fussy Cloud is welcoming acts that are being performed for the first time,” said producer Rachel Jackson. “Puppeteers work in solitude for so much of our process. But our work doesn’t truly become a performance until it is witnessed by an audience. Fussy Cloud provides this critical last element to puppeteers who might not otherwise have it, and does so in an environment that is designated as a safe space to experiment.”

~ Featured Artists ~

Charlie Cook

Dustin Curtis

Gale Force

Hearts and Brains

Elly Leaverton

Annett Mateo (Saturday only)

Parker Thompson

Vox Fabuli Puppets

The evening will be lovingly sherpa-ed into a nimble fingered flow by our MC, The Effervescent, Ever-Present, and Amazingly Prescient Rebecca M Davis

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam VOLUME 11 is presented in association with Theatre Off Jackson. Funding made possible in part by the Puppet Slam Network.

About Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam: 

A proud member of the national Puppet Slam Network, 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)! 

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Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 10

What: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 10

When: October 9 & 10

8pm

Where: Theatre Off Jackson

409 7th Ave S

Seattle, WA

Tickets: $12

More info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2220377

This October, Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam returns, celebrating 4 fabulous years of providing quality puppet shows for the fine adults of Seattle with VOLUME 10.

 

Seattle’s Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is a cabaret-style puppet show for grown-ups. Each short piece – creative, quirky and often experimental – is created and performed by puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest (and beyond!) From the brand spanking new to the tried-and-true, every act is guaranteed to have one important thing in common: puppets.

The 10 Puppet Artists of VOLUME 10:

Jason Mondine

Jenelle Weidlich
John Tyndall
The Norse Goddess
Puppet Therapy
Smitty Buckler
Tears of Gin
Vox Fabuli Puppets
Annex Theatre (with an excerpt from their late-night show Mad Scientist Cabaret)
…..plus the return of Fussy Cloud co-founder Gavin Cummins!

All lovingly sherpa-ed into a nimble fingered flow by our MC, The Effervescent, Ever-Present, and Amazingly Prescient Rebecca M Davis!

During the day before the slam October 10, Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is co-producing another event: The first FELT-A-CON, a day of activities celebrating the art of puppeteering.

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 10 is produced by Rachel Jackson, and presented in association with Theatre Off Jackson. Funding made possible in part by the Puppet Slam Network.

About Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam: 

A proud member of the national Puppet Slam Network, 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)! 

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Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam presents “Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams”

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam will be presenting Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams at the Grand Illusion Cinema on Monday, October 13th at 7pm.


Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam has been providing quality live puppet shows for Seattle adults since 2011 and is proud to team up with the Grand Illusion Cinema to present Handmade Puppet Dreams: Volume I, an evening of short puppet films curated by Heather Henson.


Handmade Puppet Dreams is an award winning collection of live-action adult puppet films- hilarious, heartwarming, profane and irreverent- in styles ranging from Muppet hand and rod to stop motion, shadows, marionettes, and underwater thingamajigs.


Included in Handmade Puppet Dreams: Volume 1 are:
“Sammy and Sofa” by Tim Lagasse
“Prelude #2” by Hoku Ichyama
“Old Mother Hubbard” by Paul Andrejco
“Ola’s Box of Clovers” by Genevieve Anderson
“Last Rites” by Paul Adrejco
“Everloving” by Steve Johnson
“Herd” by Mike Mitchell
“Mary Anning and Her Monsters” by Laurie Heit
“Popsickle” by Mike Mitchell and Dan Brown
“Graveyard Jamboree” by Seamus Walsh and Mark Caballero


Tickets at the door or in advance: $9.00 general/ $5.00 member/ $6.00 student & senior


About Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam: Herded together into a graceful flow by the troop’s resident emcee, Seattle’s Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is a cabaret-style puppet show for grown-ups. Each short piece  — whether hilarious, heartbreaking or horrifying — is created and performed by puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest (and beyond!) From the brand spanking new to the tried-and-true, every act is guaranteed to have one important thing in common: puppets.



Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 8

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Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 8
What: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume 8

When: Saturday, May 31st at 8pm

Where: Theatre Puget Sound’s Theatre4
305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109

Tickets: $10

More info: http://fcps8.brownpapertickets.com

“Seattle’s quarterly Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is also a growing forum for puppet development—including everything from muppets talking sex to shadow puppets enacting fables.” – City Arts

Spring has finally sprung and puppets are in full bloom! Come out and bask in the sunlight of a brand spankin’ new volume of the Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam. While puppet slams aren’t known to cause allergy attacks* we can’t guarantee your eyes won’t be watery from laughter and profundity.

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam has been providing quality puppet shows for the fine adults of Seattle since 2011. From hilarious to heartbreaking to horrifying, every performance features a variety of fascinating short works by puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest (and beyond)!
Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is a cabaret-style puppet show, where each short piece is performed by a different artist. From the brand spanking new, to the tried-and-true, every act is guaranteed to have one important thing in common: Puppets.

Featuring Puppet Artists:
Clay Martin
Kim Berman & Jonathan Grosvenor
Signal Light Theatre’s Pete & Randy
The Shenanigans Alliance
Trial and Error Productions
Good Evening, Mr. Homunculus
Annett Mateo
The Castiron Carousel Marionette Troupe
Improv Shadows

Herded together into a graceful flow by our MC, The Effervescent, Ever-Present, and Amazingly Prescient Rebecca M Davis!

*Puppet slams have not been evaluated by the FDA and have not been clinically proven to prevent or cause allergy attacks.

About Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam:
A member of the national Puppet Slam Network, 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 and support the puppetry community 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)!

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Spring Submissions

It’s Spring! Time yet again for another volume of the Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam! We’re very excited to announce that our 8th slam will be presented at Theatre Puget Sound’s Theatre4.

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 films.

We are seeking adult puppet pieces up to 8 minutes long. (“adult” as in “not for children”; “blue” material is acceptable but not required.)

Submissions will be accepted until Monday, April 21st.

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.

– Small stipends will be paid to each act
– Additionally some travel stipends are available for out-of-towners

If you would be interested in participating please provide us with some information about your piece:

• Quick Description of your piece (story line, type of puppets used, how many puppeteers, general mood, etc):
• Approx. Length:
• Any video link?
• Any Pictures? (attach to email)

Please send all information and inquiries to: fussycloudpuppetslam@gmail.com

Info: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Volume VIII
When: Saturday, May 31st at 8pm
Where: Theatre Puget Sound’s Theatre4
305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam, Vol. VII, Sept. 28, 2013

Save the date!

Leaves will fall. Bears will binge. Autumnal Equinoxes will nox?! Quick! Before all the puppeteers go into hibernation for the winter come see the 7th volume of the Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam!

Puppeteers from the Northwest and beyond share their best new puppet shorts before the chilly Seattle winter forces them to wear pants. We mean their best new short-form puppetry pieces. Er, short works of puppetry. Oh well, you get it. Join us in the lower space of Theatre Off Jackson for an evening of short-form adult puppet variety!

Our host for the evening is our favorite comedian and puppet whisperer Emmett Montgomery.

TWO SHOWS! ONE NIGHT!
7:00pm OR 9:30pm!
The lower space at the Theatre Off Jackson!

$10 tickets at the door with cash/card or in advance.

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam V: Collaboration

Join us for the first slam of 2013: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam V: Collaboration

Sunday, March 10, 2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Theatre Off Jackson Upstairs
Advance Tickets: http://fussycloudv.brownpapertickets.com/

Puppeteers from around the country will mix and match like a doll wiggler key party. New combinations, new work and an experience unlike any other!

You will see new works from:
Kyle Loven
Honey Goodenough
Nick Hubbard
Katie McClenahan
Gavin Cummins
and more!

Hosted by special guest- Randy Knickers of Signal Light Puppet Theatre in Portland, OR.

Raffle Donations Requested

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is looking for raffle donations. If you have any items you would be willing to share with us to support the ongoing development of the slam, please contact co-coordinator Nick Hubbard: ndhubbard@gmail.com.

Also, be sure to check out our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/FussyCloudPuppetSlam

The Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam, Vol. III

Did you miss us?
The Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam
Vol. III

We weren’t kidding: The Fussy Cloud mission to entertain continues, just like these irrepressible drizzling days. We do not come in peace; there will be toy theatre. Your old favorites will be in the lineup, and some new hand-carved faces too. The Waifs of the Wharf return to fill the atmosphere with melody.
Getting SAD? Getting pissed? Get puppets.

About Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Vol. III
-Intended for adult audiences only.
-Featuring the work of: Rachel Jackson, Gavin Cummins, Marva Holmes, the unsinkable Clay Martin, and more.
-Will include a raffle and live music by The Waifs of the Wharf.

Theatre-Off-Jackson
(409 7th Ave S Seattle, WA 98104)
(206) 340-1049)
Saturday May 5 Music @ 7:15PM Puppets @ 8
$10 General Admission

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Sponsored by The Puppeteers of Puget Sound

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam in Seattle, January 14, 2012

The Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam
Saturday, January 14th at 8:00PM

Theater Off Jackson (Upstairs Gallery)
409 7th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 340-1049
www.facebook.com/FussyCloudPuppetSlam
$10

Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets.

Dreary as it is during Seattle’s long Winter, we’re drumming up a second edition of The Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam.  Gavin Cummins and Rachel Jackson return along with Elizabeth Westermann, Jenelle Weidlich, Beau Bond, Katie McClenahan, Bill Holzenagle, and more!