Saturday, May 26, 2012

Upcoming: The Austin Puppet Incident, sponsored by Trouble Puppet and Glass Half Full, June 9

the Austin Puppet Incident
an evening of short puppet works from a variety of Austin-based puppet artists
June 9 @ 8 pm & 10 pm
at The Fort, 301 Chicon Street, Austin, TX, 78702 (click for map)
Tickets $10 General Admission/ $8 Student or senior.
Glass Half Full Theatre and Trouble Puppet Theater Company bring you the third Austin Puppet Incident, featuring short puppet acts for adults in a variety of styles, from time-based puppet installation to Taiwanese Fighting Puppets performing martial arts.

For this summer’s Incident, we’ve relocated to the Fort, an indoor/outdoor arts venue. Short puppet pieces will be performed all over the Fort, from the backyard stage to under the kitchen sink. Two Showings. One Night Only!  

The Austin Puppet Incident is a joint creation of Glass Half Full Theatre and Trouble Puppet Theater Company to highlight short works of puppetry for adults on the Austin stage. We encourage artists to participate in our reciprocal model, in which artists work with and for each other in a variety of pieces. This Incident will showcase local performers. The Incident is funded by a grant from the Puppet Slam Network.      

Glass Half Full Theatre creates puppetry and physical theatre of objects and ideas, devising visually driven narratives inspired by issues that concern humans across the globe. Our goal is to share stories that are generous, not only in their core content and narratives, but in their deeper invitations: to imagine, to participate, to question, and to strive for meaning. The company was formed in Paris, France in 2003 by a group of students from the Ecole Internationale de Theatre, Jacques Lecoq, and was based in Paris and Baltimore before settling in Austin, Texas in 2010.  Glass Half Full Theatre is a sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance and is funded in part by the Jim Henson Foundation and the Creative Fund.

Trouble Puppet Theater Company, recipient of such B. Iden Payne Awards as Outstanding Director of a Drama, Best Production of a Drama, Outstanding Original Script, and Outstanding Puppetry, is dedicated to the creation of outstanding works of puppet theater for grownups. Trouble Puppet was created in 2004 by Artistic Director Connor Hopkins and has in recent years been making trouble in shows such as Frankenstein: The Trouble Puppet Show, The Jungle, and Riddley Walker. Trouble Puppet is a sponsored project of Salvage Vanguard Theater and is supported in part by the city of Austin, the Jim Henson Foundation, and individual donors.

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