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Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 11:26:49 -0600
To: puptcrit list <>
Subject: [Puptcrit] FW: PuppetFest MidWest

Hello, Friends!  Here's info about this year's Puppetfest Midwest.  It's a
great opportunity to take an intensive workshop.  I took Luman Coad's last
year, and it was incredibly helpful (thanks, Luman, if you're on this list)!
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From: Deborah Allen <>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 10:54:46 -0600
To: Monica Leo <>
Subject: PuppetFest MidWest

Hi Monica,
    This is Debbie Lutzky Allen. I hope you don't mind my sending you
information about this year's PuppetFest MidWest. I would like to send
you more updates on performances and workshops. If you do not want to
receive any updates, please let me know and I will take you off of my
list. If you can think of anyone else who might be interested, please
let me know or pass this on to them. Thank you for helping us spread
the word about this puppet festival.
    Every year, for one week in July, a group of puppeteers get together
to share their expertise and their passion for live puppet theatre.
PuppetFest MidWest (July 12 - 17, 2005 in Trenton, Missouri) is an
independent annual puppetry festival that is presented, organized and
financially supported by puppeteers as a gift to other puppeteers in
the hope that it will inspire, strengthen and renew our commitment to
Puppet Theatre. Wouldn=B9t you like to join us? We have workshops every
day and performances every night. Everyone spends a total of twenty
hours (during the week) studying one aspect of live puppet theatre. At
the end of the week, we have a =B3show and tell=B2 recital where everyone
performs or displays what they have created during these intensive
sessions. This year=B9s workshops include:
"POLYFOAM PUPPETS THE FOAM BOOK WAY" with Drew Allison of Grey Seal
Puppets, North Carolina
Design, build and learn to manipulate your own polyfoam hand and rod
"THE PLOT THICKENS" with Luman Coad of Coad Canada Puppets, British
Columbia, Canada
Learn the basics of dramatic structure as you write and revise your own
=B3NEEDLE FELTED HAND PUPPETS=B2 with Pam Corcoran, Wisconsin
Create your own needle felted hand puppet and work in a group to
present a number of short vignettes by the end of the week using your
newly constructed hand puppets.
=B3MARIONETTE DESIGN ON PAPER=B2 with Phillip Huber of The Huber
Marionettes, Tennessee
Cover the basics of marionette design including body structure,
jointing and stringing. Take your concept for your marionette character
from initial idea and mental visualization to a complete drafted
drawing with patterns.
"TABLETOP BUNRAKU" with Lynne Jennings, California
Make a simple tabletop puppet and create a series of short performance
pieces, ready to perform by the end of the week.
=B3ROD PUPPETRY=B2 with Paul Mesner of Paul Mesner Puppets, Missouri
Build your own rod puppets, learn to manipulate them and create a short
performance piece, ready to perform by the end of the week.
"SHADOW PUPPETRY" with Jim Napolitano of Nappy's Puppets, Connecticut
Construct your own shadow screen, shadow puppets and short performance
pieces that will be ready to perform by the end of the week.
Contact information:
PuppetFest MidWest Directors, Peter Allen & Debbie Lutzky Allen
PO Box 14, Jamesport, MO 64648
Phone (660) 684-6825

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