Sandglass Theater is celebrating the completion of our 9th Puppets in the Green Mountain Festival, where we presented inspiring theater to over 3500 people, including about 900 school kids, over 10 days of a wide range of events. We could not have even begun planning this festival, let alone produced so many shows, interviews, talks, and other events, without the tremendous help and support of many people, groups, organizations, businesses, and foundations.… Read the rest
This year’s Puppets in the Green Mountains festival: Walking to the Borders featured 10 days of theater and dialogue all dedicated to ideas of social justice and exploring the concept of “us and them.” The idea of using puppetry to explore, expose, and critique issues within our society is of course timeless, but one man has really carried the torch and plowed the way for a generation of American puppetry specifically geared to tackling our countries most difficult issues: Bread and Puppet Theater’s Founder and Artistic Director, Peter Schumann!… Read the rest
Paul Zaloom (Los Angeles, USA)9/11, 8PM, NEYT, Brattleboro Tickets
9/12, 8PM, NEYT, Brattleboro Tickets
(Workshop) 9/15, 7 -9 PM, 118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro Tickets
Celebrated political satirist Paul Zaloom presents a comedy about the changing face of race in America, tackling the gnarly subject of the upcoming de-honky-ization of the United States when white people in America will be what art critic Lucy Lippard once called, "just another other." Employing toy theater puppetry and ventriloquism, Zaloom explores hidden anxieties among the Caucasian majority, including his own.
Sandglass Theater (USA)9/13, 8PM, NEYT, Brattleboro Tickets
9/18, 8PM, NEYT, Brattleboro Tickets
D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks is a full-length theater piece based on stories written collaboratively by groups of people with late-stage dementia. The work is performed by three puppeteers (the caregivers) and five puppets (the residents of a care-facility). Set to a compelling original score and striking animated video segments, D-Generation takes us into a world that is all too much a part of our lives.
Kimi Maeda (USA)9/16, 8 PM, Sandglass Theater, Putney Tickets
9/18, 8 PM, Sandglass Theater, Putney Tickets
9/19, 8 PM, Sandglass Theater, Putney Tickets
Using sand as her canvas, Kimi Maeda transforms image after image, combining live feed projection of these drawings with archival footage to tell the story of her father Robert Maeda's relationship to modernist sculptor Isamu Noguchi. As dementia gradually overtook Maeda’s life, his daughter, Kimi, was inspired to take on the task he started decades ago, exploring the life of Noguchi in relation to his (and her) own personal history.
Theater Waidspeicher (Germany)9/19, 8 PM, NEYT, BrattleboroTickets
9/20, 8 PM, NEYT, BrattleboroTickets
A remarkably original production of Romeo and Juliet that dispenses with words, and is not a ballet, but rather musical theatre with puppets! The piece begins seconds before the tragic ending: Juliet awakes from her deathly sleep in the tomb, and in a half-trance relives the story of her love for Romeo and further experiences events she knew nothing of before.
Bread And Puppet Theater (Vermont, USA)9/12, 3PM, Living Memorial Park, BrattleboroTickets
Vermont's own Bread and Puppet Theater will take up residence and transform the landscape of Brattleboro's Living Memorial park with an evocative new spectacle event. Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of larger-than-life pageant-style puppetry by one of the most iconic and internationally celebrated puppet companies of our time.
Trudi Cohen and John Bell of Great Small Works (Boston), Facto Teatro (Mexico) & Barbara Steinitz (Germany)9/13, 11 AM Latchis Ballroom, BrattleboroTickets
9/13, 3PM Latchis Ballroom, BrattleboroTickets
Three countries meet on one small stage. Great Small Works from New York meets Facto Teatro from Mexico and Barbara Steinitz from Germany to present three pieces of small theater made of paper.
Magali Chouinard (Quebec, Canada)9/11, 5:30PM, BMAC, Brattleboro; Paired with GALA
9/13 7:00 PM, NEYT (outdoors), Brattleboro;
9/14, 6:30 PM, Landmark College (outdoors), Putney
paired with Landmark Speaker Series
A visual and poetic puppet and mask performance using puppets and masks. With La Femme Blanche, Magali takes a tender look at how solitude can be a special place, a place where we can discover and rediscover ourselves. By daring to be silent, to move slowly and deliberately, and by Steering away from a linear narrative, she empowers her visual poetry. She captivates and moves her audience with a succession of images and allegories.
Thingumajig Theatre (England)9/19, 11 AM Tickets
9/19, 3 PM Tickets
Hilltop Montessori Theater, Brattleboro.
An eccentric couple travel their strange monochrome world in a quirky land-boat, until their lives are turned upside down by a new arrival — the adorable and colourful Lulu. In her ever-changing forms, Lulu teaches the couple all about love, play and eventually, how to say goodbye. Entertaining, joyous and poignant, the show features exquisite puppetry, live music and songs.