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Warehouse

Secret Location, Zip 90019
Los Angeles , CA
rogueartists.org/kaidan-project
213-596-9468

Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin *

Rogue Artists Ensemble

October 5 - November 5, 2017
TIMES: Thursdays and Sundays at 7:30pm, 7:50pm, 8:10pm, 8:45pm, 9:05pm

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, 7:50pm, 8:10pm, 8:45pm, 9:05pm, 9:25pm

Special Halloween performances Oct 30 & 31 at 7:30pm, 7:50pm, 8:10pm, 8:45pm, 9:05pm
$50-$75

You receive a letter from your childhood friend who is haunted by a mysterious event in your shared past—and she needs your help. When you arrive at her family’s warehouse, you ascend to the fifth and sixth floors in a creaking freight elevator, followed by a voice that calls out through the shadows, drowning you in echoes of wells and engines and graveyards, in tangles of hair and snow, in sharp reflections of your darkest moments—a voice that may not be human.

Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin is a multi-sensory, immersive, site-specific experience refracting ancient Japanese ghost stories through a modern, multi-cultural lens, revealing the noise of our histories and the silences that haunt us. A small group of twelve enters a room alone, the walls begins to thin, and a dark spirit stirs within you - will you ever escape it?

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Production Grant (2017) and Workshop Grant (2014)

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA
thewallis.org/show-info.php?id=303

Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic *

Conceived, designed and directed by Hamid Rahmanian, In collaboration with Larry Reed and Shadowlight Productions

October 20 - 29, 2017
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays - 7:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays - 2:00pm & 7:30pm
see website for details

Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages. Inspired by the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh (‘The Book of Kings’), the action-packed tale follows star-crossed lovers Zaul and Rudabeh who triumph at the end against all odds. Hamid Rahmanian’s graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the region, are rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography and digital animation, all of which come to life in a “live animation” on a cinema-size screen.

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Production Grant (2016)

The Peale Center

225 Holliday St.
Baltmore, MD
submersiveproductions.com

Glenn Ricci

H.T. Darling's Incredible Musaeum Presents: The Treasures of New Galapagos, Astonishing Aquisitions from the Perisphere (Fall 2017 Edition) *

Submersive Productions

November 16 - December 17, 2017
Thursdays and Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays and Sundays at 7PM. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start time.
$20-$55

In this remount of the hit immersive theater experience by Submersive Productions, you are invited to the Grand Opening of H.T. Darling's new exhibit of artifacts from the planet New Galapagos. By interacting with the curious inhabitants of the museum, the building, and the exhibition itself, each audience member must choose their own path through the evening's strange events.

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Workshop Grant (2017)

Flynn Center

Babylon *

Sandglass Theater

January 12 - 13, 2018
8:00pm
$35

The fallen mythic civilization of Babylon becomes a metaphor for the destruction and destabilization that is leading much of the world into a refugee crisis of mythic proportion. Performed by five actors/singers/puppeteers, the puppets bring to life seven refugees at a metaphorical hearing about their need for asylum.

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Production Grant (2017) and Workshop Grant (2016)

University of California Santa Barbara - Campbell Hall

Building 538, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA
artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/Details.aspx?PerfNum=3731
805-893-3535

Photo: Chuck Osgood

The Magic City *

Manual Cinema

March 4, 2018
3:00pm
$20 General Public, $14 12 & Under

Nine-year-old Philomena's inner world materializes as a pint-size metropolis of found objects in this magical retelling of Edith Nesbit's 1910 fantasy novel. With the help of toy theater, shadow puppetry, live music, and live actors in silhouette, she copes with the loss of her parents and the challenges of her new blended family, eventually finding a way to reconcile her Magic City with the reality of the world outside it.

* Recipient of a Production Grant (2017) and Presenters Grant (2017)

California State University, Northridge - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall

Photo: Chuck Osgood

The Magic City *

Manual Cinema

March 18, 2018
3:00pm
$10

Nine-year-old Philomena's inner world materializes as a pint-size metropolis of found objects in this magical retelling of Edith Nesbit's 1910 fantasy novel. With the help of toy theater, shadow puppetry, live music, and live actors in silhouette, she copes with the loss of her parents and the challenges of her new blended family, eventually finding a way to reconcile her Magic City with the reality of the world outside it.

* Recipient of a Production Grant (2017) and Presenters Grant (2017)

Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA
puppet.org/programs/family-series/
404.873.3391

Photo: Nelson Hicks

Charlotte's Web

By E.B. White; Adapted by Joseph Robinette

September 19 - October 22, 2017
see website for dates and times
$11.25-$19.50

E.B. White’s award-winning tale of unlikely friendship will have you cheering, “Terrific, terrific, terrific!”

Reduced-Price Previews Sept 19 & 20

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

302 West Latham Street
Phoenix, AZ
azpuppets.org/shows.php
602-262-2050

Old MacDonald's Pumpkin Patch

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

October 4 - 29, 2017
Wed-Fri - 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm
Sun 2pm
$7 for children and $10 for adults. Children under 2 are free only with the purchase of another child's ticket. Member tickets are $6 for children and $9 for adults.

Our brand new Halloween show premieres with our favorite farmer and all his animals. Lots of sing-a-long fun, this is a Halloween treat for our youngest audience members! Great for preschool to grade 2.

Puppet Showplace Theater

32 Station Street
Brookline, MA
puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows/

Puppet Playtime: Teddy Bear Picnic

Phil Berman & Brenda Huggins

October 21 - 22, 2017
1:00pm & 3:00pm
$12

"Puppet Playtime" is an interactive performance for very young children and their grown-ups. Join two friendly performers and their furry pal Bella Monster on a picnic adventure filled with stories, songs, and lots of teddy bear fun. Then, see "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" brought to life with a very silly hand puppet show. A perfect puppetry introduction for our youngest audiences!

Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA
puppet.org/programs/family-series/
404.873.3391

Photo: Grey Seal Puppets

The 3 Little Pigs & More

Grey Seal Puppets, Charlotte, NC

October 24 - November 5, 2017
See website for dates and times
$19.50

Fantastic folk tales from around the world come to life with a menagerie of zany characters and a variety of puppetry styles! Featuring The Frog Prince from Germany, Three Billy Goats Gruff from Scandinavia, and The Three Little Pigs from England. Hailed by the Atlanta Journal Constitution for a “quick-draw wit…as colorful as his puppets,” solo performer Drew Allison returns to the Center’s stage with this perennial favorite.

Puppet Showplace Theater

32 Station Street
Brookline, MA
puppetshowplace.org/mainstage-shows/

Hansel and Gretel

Tanglewood Marionettes

October 28 - 29, 2017
1:00pm & 3:00pm
$12

"Hansel and Gretel" is a riveting adventure story about a brother and sister who get lost in the woods. In this original adaptation, each sibling has a different strength, but they must learn to work together if they want to get back home. Large-scale puppets, intricate scenery, and an exciting musical score will amaze audiences of all ages and inspire kids to get creative when faced with a challenge! Each performance includes a funny and awe-inspiring puppetry demonstration by master artist Peter Schaefer.

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

302 West Latham Street
Phoenix, AZ
azpuppets.org/shows.php
602-262-2050

The Little Red Hen

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

November 1 - 12, 2017
Wed-Fri - 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm
Sun 2pm
$7 for children and $10 for adults. Children under 2 are free only with the purchase of another child's ticket. Member tickets are $6 for children and $9 for adults.

Who will help the Little Red Hen with all the work it takes to get wheat made into bread? This sing-along show invites lots of audience participation and shares a valuable message about helping each other.

The Cherry Arts Theater

102 Cherry St
Ithaca, NY
lilysilly.com/crankies
607-323-3111
A variety of crankies from shadow puppets, to paints, to stitches!

Lily Gershon

Ithaca Crankie Cabaret

LilySilly Puppets

November 3 - 4, 2017
7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)
$12 - $15

The first Ithaca Crankie Cabaret is a collaboration of artists, each creating her/his own crankie - an innovative art form that incorporates visual art, music, puppetry and storytelling! Come see the crankie - a small wooden theater with a scrollable story. A crankie is an old storytelling art form. It’s a long illustrated scroll that is wound onto two spools. The spools are loaded into a box which has a viewing screen. The scroll is hand-cranked while the story is told. Featuring local Ithaca-area artists, puppeteers and musicians.

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

1 Royce Circle
Storrs, CT
bimp.ticketleap.com
860-486-8580
Scene from Sleeping Beauty by Tanglewood Marionettes

Sleeping Beauty

Tanglewood Marionettes

November 4, 2017
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Adults: $12; Members/Seniors $10; Students: $8; Kids: $6 (12 years and under)

A classic tale that appeals to children of all ages, Sleeping Beauty begins in King Felix’s great hall with the celebration of Princess Aurora’s birth. The party goes awry when the Wicked Witch arrives and curses the princess. Will the curse come true? Will someone with a “true heart” appear? Join us as Tanglewood Marionettes performs this beloved fairy tale with beautifully handcrafted marionettes brought to life by a master puppeteer. Recommended for ages 4+.

Founded in 1993 by Anne Ware and Peter Schaefer, Tanglewood Marionettes is a nationally touring
marionette theater based in New England. Their repertoire consists primarily of classic tales performed by skilled puppeteers who have spent many years perfecting their art. The company's large, beautifully handcrafted marionettes, colorful sets, and integrated lighting and sound create a fully immersive theatrical experience. Tanglewood Marionettes has received two Citations for Excellence in the Art of Puppetry from UNIMA-USA (the American center of the Union International de la Marionette).

Sandglass Theater

Autumn Portraits

Sandglass Theater

November 24 - 25, 2017
7:30pm
$18, general admission and $16 for students and seniors.

Autumn Portraits is a compelling evening-long solo puppet-and-mask performance, a series of five interlocking vignettes, each exploring one puppet character and its interplay with its manipulator, who might appear as a masked figure, or simply a voice from the sky. Eric Bass’ handcrafted rod puppets are characters in the “autumn” of their existence who act out their stories in precise and evocative gestures as they meet their pasts, their selves, their deaths. Autumn Portraits is conceived and Performed by Eric Bass and Directed by Richard Edelman.

In September Autumn Portraits travels to Croatia and in November it will be performed in Taiwan. Then on Friday and Saturday November 24th and 25th Eric will perform this signature work one last time at Sandglass Theater in Putney, Vermont.

Ballard Institute Theatre

1 Royce Circle
Storrs, CT
http://bimp.uconn.edu
860-486-8580
Puppet scholar and rod-puppet master Matthew Cohen.

Puppet Riches: The Angst Collection at Yale University

Matthew Cohen

November 30, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Free; donations greatly appreciated

As part of the 2017 Fall Puppet Forum Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present a discussion with puppet scholar and historian Matthew Cohen entitled Puppet Riches: The Angst Collection at Yale University on November 30, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ballard Institute Theater, located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center.

Dr. Cohen, equally acclaimed as a puppet scholar and rod-puppet master, will discuss the rich and exciting details of the new Dr. Walter Angst and Sir Henry Angest collection of over 20,000 Javanese rod puppets and shadow figures at the Yale University Art Gallery—the world's largest collection of Indonesian puppets.

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

1 Royce Circle
Storrs, CT
bimp.ticketleap.com
860-486-8580
Jim Napolitano of Nappy’s Puppets in Santa Got Fired and Other Silly Stories

Santa Got Fired and Other Silly Stories

Nappy’s Puppets

December 2, 2017
11 a.m. and 2 p.m
Adults: $12; Members/Seniors $10; Students: $8; Kids: $6 (12 years and under)

You will delight in the wonder of Nappy’s Puppet’s holiday show, Santa Got Fired and Other Silly Stories as Jim “Nappy” Napolitano tells the tale of how Santa got his job, as well as other fun and silly shadow puppet stories. This show is designed to entertain, inspire and educate the audience on the range and scope of puppetry as an art form. This show is 45 minutes long and is recommended for ages 3 and up.

Mummenschanz 2018 USA Tour

MUMMENSCHANZ - You and Me

Mummenschanz

January 31 - April 26, 2018
See Venues for Details

“You and Me” celebrates the mutual joy the audience and performers share in Mummenschanz's one-of-a-kind theatrical performances. The show brings to life the large scale masks you’ve grown to love from Mummenschanz and its classic sketches that have endured the test of time.

2018 USA Tour

1/31/18 - Modesto, CA - Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
2/1/18 - Folsom, CA - The Harris Center for the Arts
2/11/18 - Northridge, CA - Valley Performing Arts Center
2/17/18 - Albuquerque, NM - Popejoy Hall
2/18/18 - Tucson, AZ - Centennial Hall
2/23/18 - Richardson, TX - Margaret & Al Hill Performance Hall
2/27/18 - Fayetteville, AR - Walton Arts Center
3/2/18 - Long Beach, CA - Carpenter Performing Arts Center
3/3/18 - Glen Ellyn, IL - McAninch Arts Center
3/10/18 - Saginaw, MI - Temple Theater
3/28/18 - Allentown, PA - Allentown Symphony Hall
3/29/18 - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
4/3/18 - Springfield, IL - Sangamon Auditorium
4/13/18 - Clemson, SC - Clemson University
4/14/18 - Maryville, TN - Clayton Center for the Arts
4/21/18 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theater
4/22/18 - Naples, FL - Frances Pew Hayes Hall
4/26/18 - Sarasota, FL - Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
7/4/18 - Manassas, VA - Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
8/4/18 - University Park, PA - Center for the Performing Arts

Puppetry in NYC title image is from Project B - 3 Works, photo by Jane Stein.