Created by Jenelle Weidlich at this year's O'Neill Puppetry Conference - Video Anarchy. Enjoy!
Don't miss Red Yarn's Record release party THIS SUNDAY!
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 or call 503.248.0557
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! #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 advance at Ticketfly
$10 day of show
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!
The deadline is FRIDAY MARCH 6th to apply for the most magical conference on the planet, lovingly called "Puppet Camp" by many, the O'Neill Puppetry Conference. CLICK HERE for details on how to apply!
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.
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.
If you want to attend the National Puppetry Conference in Connecticut this year and don’t have the extra moolah to do so, please apply for the scholarships! There are lots of spots available for the talented and eager puppet nerds out there!
This little jewel is a new release from The Joshua Show! We are excited to have him right here in Portland, OR performing in the next puppet slam on Feb 13th and 14th, 2015! Be joyful and have amazing holidays, all you puppet lovers.
If you’re interested in getting more involved in puppetry on a national level, consider volunteering for the upcoming National Festival!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Looking back at the first ever Tiny Puppet Theater Festival in Portland, OR. August 8 - August 23, 2014.
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?