Watkins Nature Center Puppet Show, Apr 17 at 10am
Watkins Nature Center at Watkins Park presents a nature-themed puppet show and a chance to meet an animal.
Watkins Nature Center, Location: 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro MD 20774, Phone: 301-218-6702
Tickets: $3 for residents of Prince George’s County; $4 for non-residents.
Henson Awards Showcase at Clarice Smith, Apr 3
Henson Awards Showcase
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 . 7:30PM
Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Free, no tickets required. Cafritz Foundation Theatre, general admission.
The talented student recipients of the Jim Henson Fund for Puppetry will perform/present their funded projects. This year’s student presenters are Kristen Ahern (MFA Design candidate), Olivia Brann (MA candidate), Chris Brusberg (MFA Design candidate), and Stacey Carlson (MFA Dance candidate).
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 the Henson family to honor the memory of Jim Henson (1960), creator of the world famous Muppets.
Free, no tickets required.
Silencio Blanco presents Pescador at Clarice Smith, Feb 16-17
February 16 & 17, 2019
Sat, Feb 16, 2019 . 8:00PM
Sun, Feb 17, 2019 . 3:00PM
Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kogod Theatre.
Silencio Blanco’s silent, colorless puppets are charged with capturing humanity and giving voice to the voiceless. Returning to The Clarice after a moving creation residency and sold-out performances in 2017, this deeply empathetic company presents Pescador, an intimate experience that is dedicated to the lives of Chilean fishermen who face nature’s overwhelming magnificence while navigating a lonely existence to support those they love. In this most transparent of installations, the tender manipulation of the austere puppets crafts a narrative that allows us to view the beauty and struggle of a fisherman’s labor.
Tickets: General admission $35, Students/Youth $10. Click here.
DinoRock: Mi Casa Es Su Casa at the Publick Playhouse, Oct 11
Tiny Tots Thursday
Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 9:30 am & 11:15 am
DinoRock: Mi Casa Es Su Casa
Prince George’s Publick Playhouse
Description: Artivate’s “Mi Casa Es Su Casa” introduces our Latin American neighbors through bilingual songs, Latin rhythms, and travel stories. Award-winning artists Ingrid Crepeau and Michele Valeri present interactive programs children will long remember, with marvelous original music and colorful puppetry.
Recommended for grades Pre-K – 3. Curriculum Connections: World Languages, Social Studies, Language Arts
Katherine Fahey’s Crankies at the Greenbelt Community Center, Oct 7
Katherine Fahey presents Crankies
Katherine Fahey will present a series of intimate, table-top shadow puppet shows. Fahey creates exquisite, narrative “crankies” – backlit, hand-cranked panoramas with cut paper imagery combined with live-animated shadow puppets and music. The program will open with a visualization of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and a childhood memory of Baltimore’s arabber produce vendors and their colorful horse-drawn carts. Additional pieces will include a remembrance of the artist’s father and his love of birds, and two ghost stories to kick off the Halloween season.
Artful Afternoon Sunday, first Sunday of every month, 1pm to 4pm.
Craft project from 1pm to 3pm.
Performance at 3pm.
Studio open house and sale, 1-4pm, with the Community Center’s Artists in Residence.
Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.
Performance and craft workshop are free.