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Pete and Randy Strike Again

Katie McClenahan

Do not miss PLAYTIME! with Pete and Randy on April 17th and 18th only!  You will laugh, cry laugh and cry harder laughing. Enjoy!

WHO: Signal Light Puppet Theatre Presented by Tears of Joy Theatre

WHAT: Playtime! with Pete and Randy

WHERE: Imago Theatre – 17 SE 8th Ave. Portland, OR.

WHEN: Friday April 17 & Saturday April 18 @ 8pm

AGES: 10 and up

TICKETS: $12-$15

Tickets or call 503.248.0557

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An irreverent children’s puppet show for adults- part Muppets, part Ren and Stimpy.  This series of lively vignettes features two mischievous puppies who re-engineer a cat, get shot in the face, cheat at a science fair, destroy all life on earth, and discover the true meaning of Easter.  Not recommended for children under 10 due to scenes of comic violence. 

Pop + Puppetry II

Katie McClenahan

POP + PUPPETRY! #2

Aaron Chapman of Nurses in collab with Samala Coffey & Shenanigans Alliance

Yeah Great Fine in collab with Katie McClenahan & Jenelle Weidlich

Chelsea Uniqorn of Unicorn Domination in collab with Summer Olsson, Emily Newton & Kelly Campbell

THURS APRIL 2ND

8:30pm 

$8 advance at Ticketfly

$10 day of show
21+
Holocene and local puppetry collective Beady Little Eyes will present POP + PUPPETRY, an interdisciplinary extravaganza for the eyes and ears! 3 puppeteers of diverse styles (just a portion of what will be included: blacklight puppetry, humanettes, and architectural fashion incorporated with puppetry) will be paired with 3 inventive Portland-based pop artists. Aaron Chapman of Nurses will perform new Nurses material as a solo set, Chelsea Uniqorn of Unicorn Domination will do a theremin-heavy set, and Yeah Great Fine will bring the party! Each puppeteer will present an original puppet show created especially for this event and synced to their partner artist’s entire set. The results should be dazzling, and help to elevate the experience of both artistic mediums when combined. We’ll also be screening puppet films between acts, and offering a DIY shadow puppet station! 


Melvin the Birder : Now online!

Katie McClenahan

IBEX Puppetry and Beady Little Eyes produced a live-action puppet short film last year, Melvin the Birder.  We've been included in some exciting film festivals this year all over the United States and hopefully there are more to come.  In the meantime, we've made the short live for all to see on Vimeo.  SEE IT HERE, pass it on and enjoy.  It will warm your birdseed-loving heart. 


Zen Shorts this weekend too!

Katie McClenahan

ALSO HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND: Tears of Joy Theatre is collaborating with Rogue Artists Ensemble of Los Angeles to bring Zen Shorts, based on the beloved book by Jon J. Muth, to Imago Theatre February 6th – 15th. This is an unusual collaboration, with Rogue bringing the show which they produced, and Tears of Joy providing some of their puppeteers to perform the show. Support from the National Endowment for the Arts is making the project possible.

The book by Jon J. Muth was named a Caldecott Honor Book and spent 41 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List.

MORE INFO HERE!

Katie McClenahan

Tickets are now available for the next puppet slam!  
  Friday Feb 13 show @ 8pm  
  Saturday Feb 14 show @ 8pm  
  Beady Little Eyes and Tears of Joy Theatre presents a very Cupid-y, Valentine’s Day weekend edition of PUPPET SHOWS! This puppet slam will feature artists from the West Coast as well as a special guest artists, Joshua and Nicholas of The Joshua Show, all the way from NYC! Due to strong language and the possibility of other lewd things that only felted beings can get away with on stage, the recommended age is 14 and up. Tickets are $10 in advance / $12 at the door. The show will take place two evenings, Friday Feb 13 and Saturday Feb 14 @ 8pm. The shows will be different due to mixing of acts and off-the-cuff comments. Attending both shows is highly recommended if you want to experience full-on puppetness. Bring a first date to the Saturday night show and get $2 off your ticket(s).

Tickets are now available for the next puppet slam! 

Friday Feb 13 show @ 8pm

Saturday Feb 14 show @ 8pm

Beady Little Eyes and Tears of Joy Theatre presents a very Cupid-y, Valentine’s Day weekend edition of PUPPET SHOWS! This puppet slam will feature artists from the West Coast as well as a special guest artists, Joshua and Nicholas of The Joshua Show, all the way from NYC! Due to strong language and the possibility of other lewd things that only felted beings can get away with on stage, the recommended age is 14 and up. Tickets are $10 in advance / $12 at the door. The show will take place two evenings, Friday Feb 13 and Saturday Feb 14 @ 8pm. The shows will be different due to mixing of acts and off-the-cuff comments. Attending both shows is highly recommended if you want to experience full-on puppetness. Bring a first date to the Saturday night show and get $2 off your ticket(s).

Katie McClenahan

Hey PDX Puppet People!  Want to check out something a little naughty this week? 
 Matt Hopkins of Nightmerriment and Samala Coffey of The Shenanigans Alliance join forces to present a very adult puppet show starring everyone’s favorite holiday hero and villain — Santa and Krampus! Find out (in rhyme) what happens when two lonely fellas try out online dating for the first time. Catch them at Action/Adventure Theater’s annual Holiday Ball on December 19. Doors open at 7:30, $10 suggested donation at the door.  
  FACEBOOK HAS MORE INFO HERE!  

 Ho Ho Ho, y’all!

Hey PDX Puppet People!  Want to check out something a little naughty this week?
Matt Hopkins of Nightmerriment and Samala Coffey of The Shenanigans Alliance join forces to present a very adult puppet show starring everyone’s favorite holiday hero and villain — Santa and Krampus! Find out (in rhyme) what happens when two lonely fellas try out online dating for the first time. Catch them at Action/Adventure Theater’s annual Holiday Ball on December 19. Doors open at 7:30, $10 suggested donation at the door. 

FACEBOOK HAS MORE INFO HERE!

Ho Ho Ho, y’all!

Submissions are open for the FEBRUARY PUPPET SLAM

Katie McClenahan

The next Puppet Slam will be another fantastic conjunction with our great friends at Tears of Joy Theatre.  

Friday February 13th + Saturday February 14th @ 8pm.  

TWO SHOWS, TWO SHOWS!  

All taking place at the Imago Theatre.

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR LIVE SHOWS AND SHORT FILMS!

FOR LIVE ACT SUBMISSIONS: Please email your proposed puppet show in a short 2-3 sentence synopsis, approximate length of the show and number of performers you plan to work with.  It can be a show you’ve already done or a new piece that you have yet to work on.  If we are not already familiar with your work, please send pictures of your past work or a website link.  All shows must be 2 - 8 minutes in length. You may commit to just one night of the two, please specify when you submit.

FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS:  Please send a youtube/vimeo link to katie@beadylittleeyes.com.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: January 9th, 2015

Send all submissions to: Katie@beadylittleeyes.com

Photo by: Kendall Stewart

Pictured: Gavin Cummins, Katie Marks, Zane Exactly, and Paul Velasquez

Katie McClenahan

A whole month has passed since our Tiny Puppet Theater Festival Parade.  We here at BLE HQ just want to extend an extra special THANKS to everyone who came out and brought their puppets to parade the streets of Portland with us! Let’s double the size next year, deal?