Diggin’ Puppets and Paleontology at the Publick Playhouse, Nov 6

Diggin’ Puppets and Paleontology at the Publick Playhouse, Nov 6

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse presents:
Diggin’ Puppets and Paleontology, A STEAM Event

Sunday, Nov 6, 2022, 3pm

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse.

The Dino Rock puppets are back at the Playhouse and bringing science with them. Join the dinosaurs and their friends as they sing and dance the scientific method and teach other fantastic fun facts for an entertaining afternoon of family fun.

Free. Click here to register.

Who is Making that Noise? at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 23

Who is Making that Noise? at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 23

Yard Dramas presents:
Who is Making that Noise?
Puppet Show

Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 2 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Whom can you hear in the Anacostia Watershed? Rabbit, Bear, Wolf, Fox, Vulture, Cricket, Frog, Locust. Using stories from indigenous cultures from around the world as inspiration, and with our imaginations, we discover the rhythms and songs of nature and explore our musical gifts that are part of the living world.

Tickets: $5. Click here.

Puppetry Workshop at the Publick Playhouse, Jul 27

Puppetry Workshop at the Publick Playhouse, Jul 27

Safe Summer: Puppetry Workshop
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 7pm

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse.

Join our friends from The Puppet Co. as they perform a few original tales and then give us a crash course on puppet-making and puppeteering. Learn the tricks and tips for becoming the next Jim Henson. Build a new puppet friend and bring them to life with your voice and skills.

Free workshop. Register here.

Henson Awards Showcase at Clarice Smith, Apr 8, In person

Henson Awards Showcase at Clarice Smith, Apr 8, In person

Henson Awards Showcase

Friday, April 8, 2022, 7:30pm

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. In Person.

The talented student recipients of the Jim Henson Fund for Puppetry will perform/present their funded projects.

The School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies hosts an annual competition and recipients are awarded funds to create a puppet project or performance. The Jim Henson Fund for Puppetry was established by Jane Henson ’55 to honor the memory of Jim Henson ’60, creator of the world famous Muppets.

Health + Safety: There may be COVID safety policies such as mask requirements in place when you attend this event. Please see our health & safety page for the most up to date information about attendance!

Tickets: Free, no tickets required. Click here.

Henson Awards Showcase at Clarice Smith, Apr 23, Online

Henson Awards Showcase at Clarice Smith, Apr 23, Online

Henson Awards Showcase
Friday, April 23, 2021 . 7:30PM EDT

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

The talented student recipients of the Jim Henson Fund for Puppetry will perform/present their funded projects.

The School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies hosts an annual competition and recipients are awarded funds to create a puppet project or performance. The Jim Henson Fund for Puppetry was established by Jane Henson ’55 to honor the memory of Jim Henson ’60, creator of the world famous Muppets.

Aqua and water walk into a bar by Christina Robson
Aqua and water walk into a bar, a collaboration between Christina Robson and Shane Rutkowski, uses found objects to animate an unforgettable journey made by a group of chemicals. Washers, nuts and bolts transform into charismatic representations of chemical structures, and thimbles become a gaggle of bachelorette party attendees. This short film blends choreography, comedy, puppetry and chemistry to bring everyday objects to life.

Exousia by Bill Kassay
Exousia is Greek for “authority” or “power.” In the piece, the protagonist is a rich and powerful creature with overstuffed pockets and a greedy nature. He uses his resources to inflict pain and suffering on innocents with the hope of gaining “prizes.” This is indicative of a civilian-operated military complex whose sole purpose is the accumulation of more wealth. There are far too many conflicts in the world that are being fought under this context. To soften the story, this piece uses a “whack-a-mole” machine to narrate—but the metaphor is the same.

Untitled by Tristan Koepke
In response to isolation and lack of face-to-face collaborators during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tristan Koepke sets out to create a new dance partner: a robot named Armando. What arises is a sly and humorous investigation of the possibilities and limits of puppetry and robotic technologies to replace missing human connection.

Channing Tucker (description coming soon)

Tickets: Free; Tickets Required. Click here.