Holocene and local puppetry collective Beady Little Eyes present POP + PUPPETRY, an interdisciplinary extravaganza for the eyes and ears! 3 puppeteers of diverse styles (giant puppets, tiny puppets and shadow puppets, for example) will be paired with 3 inventive Portland-based pop groups. Each puppeteer will present an original puppet show created especially for this event and synced to the band’s music. 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, directed and crafted by local artists.
We can't confirm that there are puppets involved in this show, but there is heavy mask work and some beautiful headdresses. So, if you imagine there are google eyes on the headdresses, you have yourself a puppet show. Check it out and support live theater!
The Fox & Beggar Theater presents “Angamazad,” a multifaceted fusion of musical theatre, contemporary dance, cirque nouveau, and visual art. The show adapts and re-weaves stories within The 1,001 Arabian Nights into a surreal roadmap of love, suffering, and the deep endurance of the imagination.
This show will premier over three nights at Portland’s historic Alberta Abbey, marking an exciting partnership between Portland writer/director Heather Beckett and Asheville NC cirque producer Nat Allister. “Angamazad” features an original score by local composer and violinist Mr. Moo, sets by Ghost Stag Productions, and a cast of twelve culturally and artistically diverse singers, dancers, actors, and performers of all kinds.
“Angamazad” is all-ages. Children 12 and under are free.
VIP tickets will be sold for Saturday night’s show only, and will include a pre-show champagne reception with the show’s directors and designers, priority seating, a special VIP gift bag, and entry to the theatrical after-party (10:30pm-2:30am at the Abbey).
The next Portland, OR Beady Little Eyes puppet slam is seeking submissions in the form of live acts and short films. The next slam will take place at the Echo Theater on Saturday October 14 and Sunday October 15 @ 8pm both nights.
FOR LIVE ACT SUBMISSIONS: Please email your proposed puppet show in a short 2-3 sentence synopsis. 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 / youtube link. All shows must be 2 - 8 minutes in length. Please also indicate if you'd like to perform both nights or just one.
FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS: Please send a youtube/vimeo link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017
Send all submissions to: Katie@beadylittleeyes.com
"Trashman and the Noise Band" with Kelly Campbell, Summer Olsson, and Robert Randall
We here at BLE are HUGE fans of the National Puppetry Conference and the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. They harbor safe spaces to let puppeteers be artists and risk freely in a constructive environment. There is a new residency that is fully supported, so if you have a grand idea and no idea how to make it happen, you should give this a shot! Letters of intent are due July 17, 2017!
Held at the O'Neill's Waterford campus, the residency expands and broadens the work of the National Puppetry Conference and offers space and support to a deserving artist/company towards the completion of a new work of puppet theater. Interested puppeteers and puppetry companies are invited to submit Letters of Intent.
Residencies may be between 2-4 weeks, can support up to 10-12 project participants, and covers full room and board. Dramaturgical support for the project will be provided by the O'Neill's literary office, a unique feature of the residency that is comparable to the support offered to plays developed at the O'Neill's National Playwrights Conference. The residency can take place during the winter, spring, or fall months, with space available beginning in January 2018.