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September 2018

The Dark Crystal (Film)

September 19 @ 7:00 pm
Latchis Theatre – Main, 50 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT
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Join Sandglass Theater and Latchis Arts for this very special screening of the iconic Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal coupled with a Q&A with Cheryl Henson and a showing of several  short “fan films.” This fully restored re-release of the 1982 Henson masterpiece comes ahead of the greatly anticipated release of the prequel: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Presented by Latchis Arts Purchase tickets here more information here

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Gala Celebration

September 20 @ 5:30 pm
Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center, 10 Vernon Street
Brattleboro, VT
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$35 – $45

Join us for this opening GALA celebration of Puppets in the Green Mountains at the Brattleboro Museum & Arts Center. Meet the international guest artists from Taiwan, the UK, and Canada, as well as our performers and other guest from around the US. Partake in a sumptuous array of sweet and savory bites and refreshing drinks. Enjoy live music, and an exclusive pop-up performance. Tickets to the Gala include admission to any one show in the festival that is not…

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Babylon – Sandglass Theater

September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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$18 – $20

* INDIVIDUAL TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT * Sandglass Theater’s newest production looks at the relationship of refugees to their homelands, lost and new, and the conflicts that exist within American communities to which they have fled.

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Festival Club

September 20 @ 10:00 pm - September 21 @ 12:00 am
whetstone station, 36 Bridge St
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Access through the Arts: Lunchtime Interview 1

September 21 @ 12:00 pm
118 Elliot, 118 Elliot Street
Brattleboro, VT
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Honoring human rights through the hearing and telling of stories of asylum seekers. Jon Potter executive director of Latchis Arts and former arts editor of the Brattleboro reformer hosts this discussion between: Steve Crofter, Community Asylum Seekers Project Kalob Martinez, Sandglass Theater Steve Crofter was raised in Troy, NY, and Washington, DC. , and attended an alternative school promoting the Quaker principles of peace, goodwill and social justice. He has worked at many trades – carpenter, bus driver, public school…

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Keynote: Tracy Broyles

September 21 @ 5:30 pm
New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Walk Softly and Carry a Big Puppet: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, a path to opening doors, unmasking accessibility, and pulling the right strings to a more just and joyous world. For nearly 30 years, Tracy Broyles, former Executive Artistic Director of Spiral Q Puppet Theatre in Philadelphia, has merged her commitment to justice and equality with her practice as an artist and cultural organizer. At the core of Broyles’ work with Spiral Q and beyond is a fundamental…

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Babylon – Sandglass Theater

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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$18 – $20

Adult Show SOLD OUT Seven puppets in need of asylum wash up on a metaphorical shore. The refugees come from Syria, Afghanistan, El Salvador, and Burundi, one is a voiceless caterpillar and one is a ghost from a war past who is still on her journey. In Babylon, the blending of actual testimony with fictitious figures gives us a view into how we respond to the enormity of this crisis. This production looks at the relationship of refugees to their…

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A Hunger Artist – Sinking Ship Productions (New York)

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill
Putney, Vermont 05346 United States
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$18 – $20

THERE WILL BE TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR Once cheered by thousands, the Hunger Artist is now forgotten by everyone except his one-time manager. What begins as a simple nostalgic story transforms into a startlingly inventive trip into the nature of memory, art, performance, and spectatorship, as told by the only person who remembers an artist whose act was simply... to hunger. more information here

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Mr Ruraru’s Yard – Puppet and its Double (Taiwan)

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hilltop Montessori School Auditorium, 99 Stafford Farm Hill
Brattleboro, VT United States
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$10 – $12

This contemporary Taiwanese company brings a Japanese children’s book to life in an evocative piece about an old man who tries to keep his backyard tame and free of nature and its critters. Family Show.  Without words. more information here

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Access Through the Arts: Lunchtime Interviews 2

September 22 @ 12:00 pm
118 Elliot, 118 Elliot Street
Brattleboro, VT
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Changing our perception of disability through an inclusive theater practice in the UK and in Vermont. Jon Potter (Executive Director of Latchis Arts and former arts editor of the Brattleboro Reformer) hosts this discussion between: Laura Lawson Tucker, Theatre Adventure Program, NEYT Darlene Jenson, Theatre Adventure Program, NEYT Ben Pettitt-Wade, Hijinx Theater Laura Lawson Tucker received her Masters Degree in Education from Antioch/New England. She also studied in the Dance/Movement Therapy program. Since the late 1970s Laura has been a…

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Mr Ruraru’s Yard – Puppet and its Double (Taiwan)

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hilltop Montessori School Auditorium, 99 Stafford Farm Hill
Brattleboro, VT United States
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$10 – $12

This contemporary Taiwanese company brings a Japanese children’s book to life in an evocative piece about an old man who tries to keep his backyard tame and free of nature and its critters.

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Meet Fred – Hijinx Theatre (UK)

September 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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$18 – $20

Fred just wants to be part of the real world, get a job, meet a girl. But Fred, being a little cloth puppet, must face incredible prejudice every day. His life begins to spiral out of control when threatened with losing his PLA (Puppetry Living Allowance),

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Meet Fred – Hijinx Theatre (UK)

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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$18 – $20

Fred just wants to be part of the real world, get a job, meet a girl. But Fred, being a little cloth puppet, must face incredible prejudice every day. His life begins to spiral out of control when threatened with losing his PLA (Puppetry Living Allowance).

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A Hunger Artist – Sinking Ship Productions (New York)

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill
Putney, Vermont 05346 United States
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$18 – $20

Once cheered by thousands, the Hunger Artist is now forgotten by everyone except his one-time manager. What begins as a simple nostalgic story transforms into a startlingly inventive trip into the nature of memory, art, performance, and spectatorship, as told by the only person who remembers an artist whose act was simply... to hunger.

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The Joshua Show, Episode 2 – Joshua Holden (New York)

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hilltop Montessori School Auditorium, 99 Stafford Farm Hill
Brattleboro, VT United States
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$10 – $12

Spend your morning with The Ambassador of Joy and award-winning puppeteer, Joshua Holden. His newest show, will cheer up even the grumpiest grump, like Joshua’s right-hand man, Mr. Nicholas, who is planning an escape to outer space.

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Access Through the Arts: Lunchtime Interviews 3

September 23 @ 12:00 pm
118 Elliot, 118 Elliot Street
Brattleboro, VT
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Enriching communities through the development of artist spaces in Taiwan and Vermont. Jon Potter (Executive Director of Latchis Arts and former arts editor of the Brattleboro Reformer) hosts this discussion between: Robert McBride, Rockingham Arts Project Chia-yin Cheng, Puppet and It’s Double Theater A native of California, Robert McBride received his B.A. in Painting from the University of California at Berkeley and then moved to New York City where he received his M.F.A. from Hunter College. He was a founding…

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The Joshua Show, Episode 2 – Joshua Holden (New York)

September 23 @ 2:00 pm
Hilltop Montessori School Auditorium, 99 Stafford Farm Hill
Brattleboro, VT United States
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$10 – $12

Spend your morning with The Ambassador of Joy and award-winning puppeteer, Joshua Holden. His newest show, will cheer up even the grumpiest grump, like Joshua’s right-hand man, Mr. Nicholas, who is planning an escape to outer space.

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Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Stage Play – RustWerk ReFinery (Canada)

September 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill
Putney, Vermont 05346 United States
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$18 – $20

Riel sits in a courtroom; a judge stands ready to sentence him to death by hanging. He must plead his case and we get to witness an important piece of Canadian history. Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Stage Play, is a bold portrayal of a young Canada going through some of the most difficult growing pains ever…

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