The Puppeteers of Puget Sound, a guild of the Puppeteers of America, invite you to see and support the work of PUPPETRY ARTISTS on the combined National Day of Puppetry and World Day of Puppetry on March 21, 2015. Celebrate Art and Culture through Puppetry!
SEE A PUPPET THEATRE PRODUCTION
Northwest Puppet Center: 9123 15th Ave NE, Seattle
1:00PM and 3:00PM Tickets: $9-$11 www.nwpuppet.org
Bathtub Pirates – Grey Seal Puppets stages an inventive show where a bubble bath turns into a pirate adventure! A child’s imagination takes an unexpected turn when Captain Blackbeard and his motley band of pirates need a new ship. Found object puppets made from items found in a bathtub!
Thistle Theatre: Magnuson Park Theatre, 7110 62nd Street, Seattle
1:00PM and 3:00PM Tickets: $10 www.thistletheatre.org
Momotaro (Peach Boy) – Momotaro magically emerges from a peach, bands together with a dog, a monkey and a pheasant to defeat the Oni (ogres) who have been stealing from his family village.
Tabletop Bunraku and origami puppets are used to tell the most celebrated children’s story in Japan.
Vox Fabuli Puppets and Crash Boom Puppets: Pocket Theatre, 8312 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle
8:30PM – 9:30PM Tickets: $10 online $14 at the door www.facebook.com/FeltAThon
In Felt-a-thon Live see behind-the-scenes magic firsthand as the cast and crew shoot a video inspired by Design Month’s Pillow Fort Set. You may be invited to put on a puppet and become part of the action or relax and be a member of the studio audience.
SEE A PRODUCTION WITH PUPPETRY
Seattle Children’s Theatre: 201 Thomas St., Seattle (Seattle Center)
2:00PM and 5:30PM Tickets: $25-$36 www.sct.org
Goodnight Moon – (Musical production of book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd) Enjoy the surprise and delight of Bunny’s imaginative detours on the way to dreamland. In this production, everyone will revel with Bunny in the fun of jumping cows, dancing bears and a room that springs to life.
VISIT A PUPPET MUSEUM
Northwest Puppet Center: 9123 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Free with production of Bathtub Pirates
Aurora Valentinetti Museum: 257 4th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Suggested Donation Student – $1.00, Adult – $2.00, Family – $5.00
VISIT THE PIKE PLACE MARKET
Planet of the Puppets will be in the market with an amazing assortment of pop-up puppets. Look near the Joe Desimone Bridge and Stewart St, the area that juts out over Western Ave. http://planetofthepuppets.com
What: The FELT-A-THON
When: Saturday, March 21, 10am
Where: Inscape Arts Building, Studio 230
815 Seattle Blvd South
Seattle, WA 98134
Vox Fabuli Puppets and Crash Boom invite puppet fans worldwide to take part in the very first FELT-A-THON. The FELT-A-THON, a 24 hour puppet marathon charity event, will be held Saturday, March 21.
Beginning at 10am, Seattle-based puppeteers Rachel Jackson and Chad Allers, along with other local artists, will attempt to make 12 short puppet videos in only 24 hours. A live stream of The FELT-A-THON will be available online, so that people everywhere will be able to tune in and track their sleep deprived progress. Part of the 2015 World Day of Puppetry, proceeds collected during the event will go to a charity chosen by popular vote.
In addition to collecting donations, audience participation will be encouraged via social media: video suggestions will be solicited, dares taken, and questions answered via The FELT-A-THON’s Twitter feed and FaceBook pages.
“We want to give people a lot of ways to participate, whether they’re here in Seattle or on the other side of the planet,” said Jackson. “We’re super eager to see how people respond here in our first year. We have lofty visions of future Felt-a-thons, with events taking place in several cities at once. ”
The FELT-A-THON will benefit one of three charities – Habitat for Humanity, charity: water or Autism Speaks. The entire event will be viewable for free online via live stream, but the finished videos will be made available to donors before the general public. Donations will be collected via IndieGoGo.
Guest artists include: Annett Mateo – Master Puppet Artisan for Seattle Children’s Theater, local band Brite Lines, and filmmaker Tonjia Atomic.
About World Day of Puppetry: The World Day of Puppetry 2015 invites puppeteers and community members to celebrate the art of puppetry across the country and around the world. For more information about the initiative, please visit the websites of the Puppeteers of America (www.puppeteers.org) and UNIMA-USA (http://www.unima-usa.org/).