Hand Puppetry Performance and Workshop
Free to members, $5 at door for non-members.
Puppeteers of Puget Sound Meeting, Tuesday Nov. 10 at 7:30pm. (NOT NOV. 12)
Thistle Theatre Studio, Magnuson Park. 6310 NW 74th St, Seattle, WA 98115.
On bus lines and free parking.
Puppeteer Mary Shaver will perform Issun Boshi: the Tiny Samurai, the Japanese tale of the small overcoming the large and being the hero. Following the performance, Mary will lead a hand puppet manipulation workshop, including a hand puppet manipulation hand out. By the end of this workshop we promise your puppetry skills will be improved!
Mary Shaver is an artist, master puppeteer, and educator who spent twenty-five years living in Asia and Europe while traveling extensively worldwide. She performs, lectures, and consults; starred for three years on the award-winning children’s television show “Pepe’s Magic Tales”; has created for movies and major television networks. Honey Goodenough, of Puppet Slam fame and a 2015-2016 UNIMA board member, considers Mary Shaver an inspiration for her puppet career.
Please RSVP to Jean Enticknap via email email@example.com
Please join us for a special workshop by Clay Martin, followed by a meeting of the Puppeteers of Puget Sound, on Sunday, June 26 from 2 to 5pm at Seattle University’s Vachon Gallery.
The Vachon Gallery at Seattle University is located on the north end of campus in the Fine Arts Building, which backs up to Madison Street just east of Broadway. Seattle University is located at 901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, between Madison and Jefferson.
Clay Martin, who has been a puppeteer for more years than he cares to admit, will present a demonstration of the art of hand puppetry combined with a true history and authentic account of how he came to be enmeshed in this sordid lifestyle. A highly entertaining cautionary tale for the whole Family!
As part of the presentation, Clay will share his RAG BALLET, a piece about how to make your own puppet from a bandanna and a rubber band and do your own show. Everyone is encouraged to bring your own bandannas, in order to follow along. Clay will have a bag of the right sized rubber bands.
Following the workshop, members will be voting on the newly revised bylaws.
Everyone is also encouraged to bring along their own hand puppets (from shows, collections, or made-especially-for-the-meeting) for sharing or a little impromptu puppeteering during the meeting.
Hope to see you there!