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Robert Amico + Keziah Peterson in Puppet Slam 2017

The Beady Little Eyes Puppet Slam is seeking submissions in the form of live acts and short films for their August PUPPET SLAM. The next slam will take place at the Headwaters Theater in North Portland.

DATES:  August 15 @ 8pm, August 16 @ 8pm and August 17 @ 2pm and 8pm

THAT'S FOUR SHOWS!  We are hoping that you want to commit to participating in all the performances, but do let us know if you can only be available for a few of the shows (and which ones!). You must be able to perform in AT LEAST two of the shows scheduled AND attend the tech rehearsal scheduled for Thursday Aug 15th @ 5pm.  Each act will be paid a stipend of $35 per show.

FOR LIVE ACT SUBMISSIONS: Please email your proposed puppet show in a 2-3 sentence synopsis.  It can be a show you've already done or a new piece that you have yet to work on.  Please send pictures of your work or a website / youtube link of  live performance.  
FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS:  Please send a youtube/vimeo link to katie@beadylittleeyes.com.

All shows/films must be 3 - 9 minutes in length!  
We can't consider shows that are longer than 9 minutes.
 

DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: Friday June 28, 2019Send all submissions to: Katie@beadylittleeyes.com
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Mary Nagler knows her stuff! Learn from a master and make some friends (fuzzy and non-fuzzy) along the way!

Over the course of 4 sessions, participants will design, from their own imagination, a unique character and build a table top figure; gaining experience in wire armatures, sculpting, finishing, painting, drafting, and some simple stitch work. Storytelling, plot development and manipulation will be explored, culmination in a final session performance.

Time & Dates:
Saturdays 1pm - 4pm
Classes :
Saturday May 4th
Saturday May 11th
Saturday May 18th
Saturday May 25th

Level: Open to students 12 years old & up and adults.

Course fee: $235 per student, materials included.
To enroll, please email: shae@elisabethjones.art

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Check out this shadow puppetry intensive happening this JULY 2019 in San Francisco, CA!

Description from the website :

By popular demand, now announcing a Cinematic Shadow Theatre Masterclass in the San Francisco Bay Area with Shadow Master Larry Reed and ShadowLight Productions in July 2019. This rarely offered workshop will cover shadow theatre history, a variety of lighting and projection methods, screen types, puppetry, set and mask technique and a hands-on ensemble workshop culminating in a live performance. Specifically, we will demonstrate ShadowLight Productions’ signature large-scale modern cinematic style of shadow theatre. All skill levels are welcome. We recognize that this is a new art form for many people. We provide all training, tools, and materials so that everyone can succeed.

We welcome seasoned theatre practitioners and shadow aficionados as well as enthusiastic beginners to join us this summer. This workshop is also a professional development opportunity for educators who want to bring shadow theatre to their schools or communities. Ensemble work within the ShadowLight creative process encourages collaboration, imagination, reflection, inquiry and kinesthetic learning. These are skills you can bring back to any work or creative environment. Instruction in Spanish is available as needed. Participants must be 15 years or older. If an applicant is under 18, they will need to provide a letter of recommendation from a current or past instructor.  Our cinematic shadow theatre workshop is offered in two different parts: a three-day introduction course or a twelve-day intensive. You must attend the three-day Introduction to Cinematic Shadow Theatre in order to participate in the twelve-day intensive workshop. Registration is limited to twenty participants for the twelve-day intensive workshop to ensure a high-quality experience.

More info can be found here: https://www.shadowlight.org/workshop

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Puppetry alert! Chicago’s Manual Cinema is coming to Portland for a weekend with the symphony February 1 - 3, 2019 with Hansel und Gretel!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS / INFORMATION
HÄNSEL UND GRETEL - Trailer - YouTube
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Hear a whispered tale about an artist’s life while watching an intimate puppet show for just two people. Travel through the tunnel of shadows into a laboratory where you can wield your own lights and puppets, get inside a painting, or build your own city. Watch in wonder as dancers animate sculpture, puppeteers coax abstract art to life, and stories unfold into the light. 

Luminaries is an international collaboration between puppeteers and performers from Teatr Figur Krakow (Krakow, Poland), Sandglass Theater (Vermont, US), and Portland locals Summer Olsson and Katie McClenahan. 

Inspired by the Polish Avant Garde art movement, 1914-1939, this immersive theater performance uses images, shapes, colors, and ideas of the artists working during this period, to create something new. Audiences are invited to explore the work of Maria Jerema, Katarzyna Kobro, Wladyslaw Strzeminski, and others, in a broadly accessible way. Drawing on their extensive shadow puppetry experience, the creators of Luminariesbring joy and play to the artwork and stories from the past, and illuminate where we might go in the future. 

Dates: July 27 - 29, 2018

Times: Friday 7pm & 9pm, Saturday 2pm & 7pm, Sunday 2pm & 7pm

 Location: Shaking the Tree Theatre, 823 SE Grant St, Portland, OR 97214

Tickets: $20 Adults, $10 Children

On the Web: www.merctickets.com

Other Info:This show is family friendly

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Portland!  Important last minute announcement! The puppet rock dance band from New Orleans, Quintron and miss Pussycat are playing at Mississippi Studios Tuesday July 3rd! Doors @ 8pm, Show @ 9pm. 

See you there!

Click HERE for more info!
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Jim Henson's masterpiece, The Dark Crystal, is playing at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland for two special 70mm showings on July 14 and 15, 2018.  Tickets go on sale May 23rd @ noon!

MORE INFO HERE!
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