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Latest News from Puppeteers of Puget Sound

Hello Guild Members,

Here is news about what is happening in the region.

PUPPET STAGE FOR SALE by Jean Mattson and Joan King

Jean Mattson and Joan King of the Seattle Puppetory Theatre are selling one of their stages on Craig’s List. It was made by John and Jeanine Bartelt and is in great condition. Stage, curtain and lights included.  You can see photos on the Craig’s List Post.

 

THE FREMONT SUMMER SOLSTICE PARADE  is THIS Saturday June 20th
A posting from Mylinda Sneed on Facebook

 
Artists: Iggi Green, Marva Holmes, Jess Haynie-Lavelle, Elly Leaverton, Brian Kooser, Mylinda Sneed, Sarah Marie Andrews, and Jesse Elliot are creating Cake Walk! an ensemble for the parade.  Would you like to be a giant puppet: Toy, Pastry, or Chef? Or possibly jump-in with some other giant toy puppet you may already have?
Join us! –
We’ll be building at the:
Power House 3940 Fremont Ave N, Seattle
Friday 11am until – the Illuminated Float Move at 10pm, where the floats & participants magically light up and we reposition the floats at the parade start.If this isn’t your piece of cake – there are many volunteer opportunities: fremontartscouncil.org
Come to see our shenanigans in the Solstice Parade Saturday June 20th – parade starts at 3pm at 36th & Leary and winds its way East towards GasWorks Park, join us at the party there afterwards too. We look forward to seeing you!


LOCAL PUPPETEER KICKSTARTER

Brian Stabile is creating Boxland! a series bout two kids who explore a world made of cardboard, made entirely with puppets!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/178689131/help-create-the-puppet-stars-of-boxland?ref=video

Boxland

Have a great June!

Jean Enticknap
Membership Director

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CastIron Carousel’s H.P. Lovecraft-influenced Marionette Play seeks funding

The CastIron Carousel seeks funding to stage an H.P. Lovecraft-influenced marionette play entitled The Doom That Came to Fiddle Creak in Portland, Oregon in the fall of 2013 with hopes of taking the show on tour to Seattle, Tacoma and other cities in the region.

The Doom That Came to Fiddle Creak is an original play set in the backwoods of North Carolina in the 1920s. The story is influenced by the Appalachian folkloric tradition of Jack tales and the weird horror writings of H.P. Lovecraft; its plot revolves around a reclusive family of sorcerers who perform a strange ritual once every twenty years. The ninety minute performance will be in three acts with nine scenes and seven set pieces each, furnished with a painted backdrop and props, six dramatic characters played by marionettes.

The CastIron Carousel makes marionette shows unlike any other troupe in the country. Dark and beautiful with a wry sense of humor, frightening and disturbing examples of puppetry not meant for small children.