Sunday, April 21, 2013

International Puppetry Museum

A wonderful photo gallery has been put up on line in celebration of  Alan Cook and the International Puppetry Museum in Pasadena, California.

Despite a wonderful renaissance in puppetry in recent years, there continues to be a struggle to support important institutions like this museum, that not only serve as archival and historical repositories, but as an educational tool for the public.

I encourage all who read this to consider supporting IPM.  There are many ways they offer to do this.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Toy Theatre Festival Benefit Gala

Great Small Works invites you to join your friends and supporters of Great Small Works at the GALA TOY THEATER FESTIVAL BENEFIT on Thursday, May 23rd, at the powerHouse Arena in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to support Great Small Works' TENTH INTERNATIONAL TOY THEATER FESTIVAL, June 14-23 at St. Ann's Warehouse.

The guest performers at this not-to-be-missed event include master puppeteer BASIL TWIST, toy piano virtuoso MARGARET LENG TAN and the inimitable musician and composer RIMA FAND. The powerHouse Arena storefront will also be filled with an ongoing spectacle of intimate paper theater plays created and performed by LAKE SIMONS, ERIN ORR, CHRIS GREEN, TONI SCHLESINGER, ED VALENTINE, and other luminaries of the miniature theater world! Join us for an evening of sparkling wit, compelling ideas, and visions of the possibilities of puppetry and community for the 21st century! How could you not come?

To find out more details, visit the event site.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

10th International Festival of Toy Theatre

Please take a moment to watch this video, then visit Great Small Works' fundraising site. They would appreciate contributions to help produce the 10th International Festival of Toy Theatre. Their past festivals have been amazing events, opening up the imagination and creativity of young and old alike!