Saturday, August 6, 2011

Last Incubator of the Summer!

TUES | AUG 9th | 7pm to 9pm

About Incubator: Every other Tuesday from 7pm - 9pm, PST hosts a "drop-in" session where emerging artists, veteran pupp
eteers, teachers, and puppet enthusiasts gather to discuss and develop creative ideas in a casual, informal environment.

Our last summer Incubator meeting, featuring...YOU!
Our last few Incubator sessions have featured the work of master puppeteers. Now, we're excited to hear from you! Come by Puppet Showplace Theatre on Tuesday August 9th with your materials, your puppets, and your imaginations. As a special treat, we'll introduce you to our brand new giant goldfish, Goldie!

Fall adult classes @ PST!
Oh man, we are so excited about our upcoming puppetry classes for adults! Furry Monsters 101, taught by Jon Little, begins in September, followed by Puppet Building 101 in October, taught by Artist in Residence Brad Shur. Our g
oal is to have classes offered continually throughout the year, so keep checking out our current offerings in the Adult Workshops section of our website!


Four Thursday Evenings
September 22 - October 13,
7PM - 9PM
Ages 16 and up-

Taught by Jonathan Little, PST Slam EmceeRegister onlineor call our box office at (617) 731-6400.This class will focus on the proper manipulation of Muppet-style hand and rod puppets regularly featured on Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and Avenue Q. Professional puppeteers know how to make these characters appear as living, breathing beings with their own thoughts, desires, and motivations. After learning the basics of proper body position, breathing, lip-synch, and focus, your hand will start to have a mind of its own. The class will also cover the following essentials: characterization, rhythm and timing, storytelling, puppet assisting, working in puppet teams, working with props, creating a film, improv and comedy, television monitor techniques, and puppet/actor interactions. Students will also produce an original sketch of their own from beginning to end which will be showcased on Saturday 10/15 @ 8:00 pm. In-class practice puppets and camera equipment will be provided by the instructor. This is an ideal class for actors, comedians, die-hard Muppet fans, dancers, animators, or anyone interested in learning puppetry. Class size is limited: enroll today!

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