File puptcrit/puptcrit.0606, message 156

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Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 16:05:57 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Call for Puppeteers for Young Ones

Inflatable stage?
Woah,I'd love to see that. A real opportunity for a genuine moon walk?
A walk down a Marshmallow Lane?
Bouncy bouncy!

Me likes.
Perhaps you could start small scale, meaning you can get a few inflatable 
pieces of furniture, fuse them together, and make only the stage area 
inflatable. Lots of shapes and colors available, from couches to beds to 
bean bag types.

Mathieu René Créaturiste
Marionnettes, Masques, Etcetera...
Puppets, Masks, Etcetera...
(514) 274-8027
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From: "Joe" <>
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Sent: Monday, June 12, 2006 3:40 PM
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Call for Puppeteers for Young Ones

> mjm Wrote:
> >Having done lots of outdoor performing as well as rather (12" - 16")
> >large puppets, I have for quite some time, longed to explore an
> >"inflatable: or "air-supported" stage/audience are along with large and
> >small "inflatable: and "air-supported" puppetry. Anyone doing this?
> I've had similar thoughts, but never really pursued it.
> Bits-n-Pieces puppet theater in Tampa Florida has used inflatable
> scenery for their large scale puppet shows.
> (the pictures of the shows that now use the inflatables has the old
> version with painted flats)
> It seems a really great way to fill a larger stage area.  It can be a
> push-button scene change if you plan for it.  I spoke with Holly
> Brook of Bits-n-Pieces, and she said they were initially concerned
> about the noise of the fan, but it turned out to not be an issue.  I
> didn't hear the fan at all in the 300 seat theater in which I saw
> their production.
> I've certainly seen some wonderful advertising inflatables.  Most of
> them are cartoon-ish, but many are very realistic.  I've sketched out
> a few ideas for puppet related stages, but never implemented them.
> Joe Dunfee
> Gordonville, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
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