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Stories for Bad Children, Chapter 2

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What:  Stories for Bad Children – Chapter 2

When:  October 24, 25, 31 & Nov 1 – 8pm

Where:  Hugo House

1634 11th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98122

*Not intended for actual children. Recommended for patrons 15 years old and up.

Tickets:  $15


“Favorite fairy tales twisted into something new and magical” – City Arts

Once upon a time there was a child who didn’t want to go to bed. So they would ask for another glass of water, or just need to finish this one book, or even brush their teeth twice…anything to keep their parents from turning out the light. Now, their parents thought they were just being naughty, but there was more to it than that. Because the child knew that after the lights went out, that was when the nightmares came…

Vox Fabuli Puppets and Kendra & Michael Hayes team up once again to bring you Stories for Bad Children – Chapter 2, a cabaret-style show celebrating the darker paths of the fairy tale world. Stories for Bad Children – Chapter 2 plays at Hugo House, October 24 through November 1st, with a special show on Halloween.

Building on the success of 2012’s Stories for Bad Children, Chapter 2 raises the stakes on bedtime. The audience starts the show snuggled into Hugo House’s cozy cafe stage, before being yanked into the Black Box for the nightmares of Act 2. The artists bound to safe creepiness in the first act are unchained to let their dark imaginings take as large a bite as they wish, once the nightlight is on.

Dark days are upon us. Let us tuck you in for tales of gleeful wickedness told through puppets, music, and dance:

• cautionary puppet skullduggery from Vox Fabuli Puppets 

• out-of-the-box bellydance from Kendra Hayes

• puppets and physical theatre twisted into shape by Good Evening, Mr. Homunculus

• tales of darkly deranged delight from Kelleen Conway Blanchard

• get tucked into bed by our fabulous host, Amber the Wolfe

• …more surprises and special musical guests to be announced…

About the producers:

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 puppet musical MANOS – The Hands of Felt, Rachel recently brought her talented hands to Team of Heroes: No More Heroes, Audrey & Nelson: a puppet sex musical and Whedonesque Burlesque. She also co-produces Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam.

Kendra Hayes has been carrying around the banner for dark avant-garde bellydance since 2000, having shared stages with everyone from the Crystal Method to King Tut. She’s founder of the infamous dance troupe Hands of Kali and author of the rock n roll bellydance guide “Stomping Ground” and the forthcoming novel “Kindling.” Currently, Kendra owns and operates Tin Can Studio in Seattle’s historic Old Rainier Brewery, where she commands a small army of ferocious housecats, listens to the voices in her head and occasionally choreographs a dance routine.

Michael Hayes’ sound design and original musics have appeared on gobs of local stages, plenty of internet, and even the Discovery Channel (yay royalties!) In addition, he has been known to dabble in lighting design, cinematography, and producing. Michael’s music project, the Fog People (with none other than Rachel Jackson as collaborator), is nearing completion on a new record. He recently and quietly turned down a touring gig to start Tin Can Studio with his lovely wife, and he spends a lot of time with his pug Brutus.


Vox Fabuli Announces Fall Puppet Classes

Vox Fabuli Announces Fall Puppet Classes

What:  Basic Puppet Building – Animals 

Saturday, Sept 6th or

Saturdays, Sept 27th – Oct 11th

Beginning Stage Puppeteering 

Sundays, Sept 28th – Oct 12th


Cost:  $160 per class

Where:  Inscape Arts Building, Studio 230

815 Seattle Blvd South

Seattle, WA 98134

*Classes recommended for ages 15 and up

*Class sizes limited to 8

Registration links

Basic Puppet Building:
Beginning Stage Puppeteering:

Vox Fabuli Puppets introduces a brand new puppet building class as part of their Fall 2014 class line-up. “‘When are you going to teach us how to make puppets?’ is a question I get asked fairly often,” said Vox Fabuli owner Rachel Jackson. “It was a matter of creating a pattern that was appropriate for a class. This summer I finally got time to sit down and do that.”

Basic Puppet Building – Animals

~ 1-Day Class: Saturday, September 6th from 10am-5pm

~ 3-Week Class: Saturdays, Sept 27 – Oct 11 from 11am-1pm

Walk in with a sad, naked hand and walk out with a fabulous new puppet friend in this basic class. Dip your toe into the wide, weird waters of puppet construction: cutting, sewing (hand and machine) and hot gluing your way to a finished puppet. Instructor Rachel Jackson will guide you step-by-step as you create one of five animals: Dog, Cat, Bear, Bunny or Unicorn.

Beginning Stage Puppeteering

Sundays, Sept 28 – Oct 121-4pm

In this fun, dynamic class, you’ll learn the foundations of good stage puppetry – focus, physical commitment and basic puppet operation. Students learn the fundamentals of Muppet-style puppeteering through a combo of easy exercises, wicked challenges and practical scene work. Over the 3 weeks, you’ll get lots of hands-on time with professional puppets plus a simple practice puppet to take home so you can keep working on your skills. Working in the realm of visible puppeteering, we’ll explore both arm-and-rod and live hand puppets.

No puppet experience required.

~ Please dress comfortably and be ready to move.

About Vox Fabuli Puppets: 

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 “Team of Heroes: No More Heroes”, “Whedonesque Burlesque” and “Audrey & Nelson: a puppet sex musical”.