Yay! We have a newsletter again. Thank you new puppet club volunteer Genevieve for taking this task on. Read the latest news here. And if you want to subscribe, go to our Facebook page and click the subscribe button near the cover pic.
Oh, yeah,, did you know we have an instagram account? That’s the place where the most recent pics go. See some from the Animation with Puppetry workshop that just happened yesterday!
Busy summer here at the Puppet Clubhouse. We had a couple of field trips with Parks & Rec kiddos. We believe in putting kids and puppets together as often as possible! Knock knock jokes are a great way to get them going.
Also marionettes are happening! Geneva taught a free workshop in July and from that group grew a production called Nona: An Unintentional Cooking Show. There was a read through at our (semi) quarterly Pasta & Puppets August 11th.
We will be premiering the show at Fall LEAF! Jen is painting the stage that was donated a year ago, so it will look beautiful for our first marionette presentation.
And the jellies went to LAAFF with our pals from 2nd Line. 2nd Line rehearses at our space every Monday. They bring the brass parade magic!
We were invited to bring the Natural History Parade to the Southeast Regional Puppet Festival, Puppet Paradise, put on by Puppeteers of America. We were the very first act, opening the event, on the grassy quad at Warren Wilson College. This time we got a video of the whole thing.
And some great pictures, care of Jennifer Bennett.
Brainstorming with Johanna from Expand Fest last winter, we came up with the idea of a lantern parade within the event. Inspired by the amazing Beltline Lantern Parade in Atlanta, we decided to try and start our own local lantern tradition. So in early June we slathered up some balloons with paste and paper at the clubhouse, making 30+ lovely globes and other shapes. We also fixed up the LED powered jelly fish.
On the big day we collaborated with local band Pink Mercury, emerging from behind the stage while they played their last flow-y magical number in the twilight hour, and then we danced the crowd down to the main stage for the last act. Peak moments! More of all of that please.
We did it! After months of works, we got the whole thing fabricated and rehearsed and performed – Sunday morning at Puppet Village at the Lake Eden Arts Festival. It was well received! Got some laughs, got some heartfelt love. Kids stayed after and wanted to tell us about the endangered animals they love and the paper mache things they’ve made. Yay! But we didn’t get any pictures of it 😦
We did get some pics of the parade, where Jingles the dragon was very popular, and the parakeets and trilobytes danced in the wind.
Hey puppet friends exciting things happening in and out of the clubhouse! Read all about it here.
Street Creature participated in lots of fun fall adventures! Read about it in the October/November 2017 issue of the Puppet Club Newsletter.