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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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Skid Row Puppet Show presents A Valentine Cabaret – Get yer Puppet Heart On!

Skid Row Puppet Show presents
A Valentine Cabaret – Get yer Puppet Heart On!

Join us Saturday February 14th, 2015
At Ballard Odd fellows, at 8:00pm

The puppet slam yer mama warned ya’ll about ~is back!
Featuring the doll-wigglin’ styles & shenanigans of:
Brian Kooser, Sarah Marie Andrews, Deborah Skorstad, Tim Marsden, Mylinda Sneed, West Cascade Puppet Brigade, + more…

$15 cover charge – Dessert Potluck
Attendees are encouraged to bring a dessert to share (or those chocolates from that not-so-secret admirer).

Not suggested for the faint of heart (ages 14 to ~adult).

Visit the Facebook event page.

If you are a Puppeteers of Puget Sound member, you can join the Puppeteers of Puget Sound member Facebook group to access the special discount code for this event.

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Comes to Bumbershoot®

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam
Comes to Bumbershoot®

What: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam – Bumbershoot Edition

When: Saturday, August 30 – 6:45pm
Monday, Sept 1 – 5:15pm

Where: Center House Theatre
(The TPS Stage at Bumbershoot®)

Tickets: http://bumbershoot.org

More info: https://www.facebook.com/FussyCloudPuppetSlam

“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

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is proud to present our special Bumbershoot edition! We’ve pulled together a selection of favorite acts and artists from our first 2 years of slams to represent us at Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival. From hilarious to heartbreaking to horrifying, both festival performances feature a variety of fascinating short works by puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest (and beyond)!

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam will be performing twice during the festival:
– Saturday, August 30 from 6:45pm-8pm
– Monday, September 1 from 5:15pm-6:15pm

Scheduled to appear:
Gavin Cummins
Bill Holznagel and Jason Miranda
Rachel Jackson
Clay Martin
Katie McClenahan and Jen LaMastra
Jenelle Weidlich
& Improv Shadows (Reed Garber-Pearson, Rachel Jackson, Paul Velasquez & Jenelle Weidlich)

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

About Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam:
A member of the 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)!

ABOUT BUMBERSHOOT:
Bumbershoot® is produced by One Reel in Collaboration with Seattle Center. Established in 1971, Bumbershoot takes place every year over Labor Day weekend and stretches across the 74-acre Seattle Center beneath the city’s iconic Space Needle. Bumbershoot programs a diverse array of arts including live music, comedy, Words & Ideas, theatre, film, visual arts, children’s programming, and the Indie Market featuring urban crafts. Festival details are located at bumbershoot.org.

Skid Row Puppet Show presents “Yee~haw! Giddy up Lil’ Dolly”

Skid Row Puppet Show presents
Yee~haw! Giddy up Lil’ Dolly

This is the puppet slam yer mama warned ya’ll about
Join us Saturday January 25th, 2014
at Cafe Racer, beginning at 7:30pm

Featuring the doll-wigglin’ styles & shenanigans of:
Brain Kooser, West Cascade Puppet Brigade, Deborah Skorstad, Sarah Marie Andrews, Zane Exactly, & other puppet possibilities we have yet to explore …

FREE, no cover charge! Attendees are encouraged to buy food & drink to support our host venue & drop a little tip in the hat to thank the puppeteers.

Please share the facebook invite:
https://www.facebook.com/events/781667391849427/

And the web link:
http://www.puppetbrigade.org/skid-row-puppet-show-jan-25th-at-cafe-racer/

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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Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is supported by
http://www.puppetslam.com/
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!