File puptcrit/puptcrit.0904, message 264


To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2009 14:37:38 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] High School puppet shows


http://www.firehousetheatre.org/
It is a small theatre in Richmond, Va. Would be terrific for most  
kinds of puppet theatre.....I think we could get some shows there if  
any who is interested send their info their way.


Mary Horsley
mphorsley-AT-verizon.net



On Apr 19, 2009, at 7:30 AM, Hobey Ford wrote:

> Animalia is my nature show.  You can see a clip at
> www.hobeyford.com
> and a longer clip at www.loydartists.com
> Thanks Mary
>
> On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 7:27 PM, Mary Horsley  
> <mphorsley-AT-verizon.net> wrote:
>> Well, ok.......how about the nature show, the one with the eagle? How
>> long is it? The Firehouse Theatre is located in Richmond VA. Not much
>> happens during the summer months. It is smallish, seats 100 people  
>> and
>> ideal for puppet theatre. I think I could book some good shows there.
>> Let me know what you have....
>>
>>
>> Mary Horsley
>> mphorsley-AT-verizon.net
>>
>>
>>
>> On Apr 18, 2009, at 5:32 PM, Hobey Ford wrote:
>>
>>> No sory Geometry of Nature was retired as my collaborator moved away
>>> and we split up the puppets.  I may rebuild it one day but not any
>>> time soon.
>>>
>>> On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 3:47 PM, Mary Horsley
>>> <mphorsley-AT-verizon.net> wrote:
>>>> I would think all ages would enjoy this one!  Would you still  
>>>> perform
>>>> it? I would love to contract you for the Firehouse Theatre here in
>>>> Richmond. And it gets very dark......perfect for a puppetry arts
>>>> show!
>>>> Let me know, Hobey.....
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Mary Horsley
>>>> mphorsley-AT-verizon.net
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Apr 17, 2009, at 6:16 PM, Hobey Ford wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> It was a fun show to perform but as with black light shows we'd  
>>>>> ask
>>>>> for darkeness and not always get it.  One time they actually were
>>>>> ready for us and as I introduced the show out front, they hit the
>>>>> lights and it was so dark it took me several minutes to find my  
>>>>> way
>>>>> into my stage and find the lights.  From then on I have always
>>>>> carried
>>>>> a flashlight in my pocket. We had several geodesic spheres which
>>>>> when
>>>>> we spun would strobe off the 60 cycle black lights.  We also had
>>>>> something like those toy hoberman spheres, but ours was 4 ft in
>>>>> diameter and it looked like  a sea urchin until we threw it into  
>>>>> the
>>>>> air and it expanded into a beautiful sphere.  We used Bucky  
>>>>> Fuller's
>>>>> method of surgical tubing vertice joints.  He used them to join
>>>>> dowells into polyhedron to feel the dynamics of different
>>>>> shapes.  I
>>>>> still use the method to gather rods on some foamies with multiple
>>>>> rods
>>>>> and make them easy to grab.  I can share the technicque if there  
>>>>> is
>>>>> interest.  It invoves threading the tubing crosswise through a
>>>>> second
>>>>> section of tubing. Some vertice had as many a 6 ends to joint at  
>>>>> one
>>>>> joint.  At any rate Teachers loved the show because it turned a
>>>>> rather
>>>>> dry subject like geometry into an art spectacle.
>>>>> Unfortunately wecouldn't get Highschools to bite.  When they did
>>>>> they loved it.
>>>>> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 3:11 PM,  <puppetpro-AT-aol.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Marvelous!
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>> From: Hobey Ford <hobeyone-AT-gmail.com>
>>>>>> To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>>>>>> Sent: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 11:37 am
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] High School puppet shows
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Here is a picture of my eight foot wing spanned pteradactal
>>>>>> blacklight
>>>>>> rod puppet.  It flew like my eagle and had great movement.  It is
>>>>>> an
>>>>>> attachment so will follow shortly in the next e-mail below.  I
>>>>>> don't
>>>>>> have any decent video.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 2009/4/17 Mathieu René <creaturiste-AT-primus.ca>:
>>>>>>>   Hobey, do you have photos or footage of this show, that we  
>>>>>>> could
>>>>>>> see?
>>>>>>>   Sounds fun!
>>>>>>>
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