Giant Puppets! w/ Jamie Thomson
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The New Orleans Mardi Gras inspired Parade of Giant Puppets
will take place Saturday, 10 February in beautiful downtown
Silver City. The puppet parade will begin at 1pm starting
at the HUB - diagonally across from the SC Coop on Bullard, proceed
south on Bullard to Broadway, turn right to Texas, turn left to Spring
Street, right on Spring to Spring Street Park where puppetry will reign
with puppet theater and general merry making.
Bur don't wait! Get there early at 11am, dress
imaginatively, bring drums, instruments, bells & whistles, and join
in the surge of creativity as kids and elders, reptiles, and monkeys
make last minute additions and find a place in the pageant.
Release your Inner Puppet!
Few things spark the imagination like
hold one is to want to hear it speak in it's own unique voice.
Maria has a love of theater and creativity and began her
puppet craft in Minnesota with In the
Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre. Returning home to
Silver City, she sought out others with similar interests and she and
Jamie and an expanding crew are now working on a series of puppet
events for kids of all ages.
The next one is scheduled for Saturday 10 February in
downtown Silver City. In preparation for the event, they are
creating a series of puppets, masks, and movable scenery to be part of
their Giant Puppet parade and a puppet theater immediately following
They are actively seeking folks of all ages and skill levels
to participate in the creation of the pupppets and masks and join in
the parade and theater presentation on 10 February.
Join in the Fun NOW! Contact
Jamie Thomson at Big Brothers / Big Sisters 505.538.5786
or Maria Casler at 505.538.5463
so you can make your own puppets and masks and have them ready
for the event on Saturday 10 February. They have a script for the
puppet play and a several interweaving themes that provide both
structure and creative opportunity.
If you can't manage to actually make a puppet or mask, dress
festively and imaginatively and attend the parade itself. Lots of
props and accessories will be available for last minute participants or
bring streamers, musical instruments, oddities, and curiosities to
carry along the route.
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Bits 'N Pieces Theatre Click here for Spiral Q
Puppet Theater Click here for The Puppeteers' Cooperative Click here for Tucson Puppet Works Click here for Shoe String Theater