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A Puppet Slam is a showcase of short, contemporary puppetry work typically aimed at an adult audience. This event showcases the work of members of the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh. There will be a picnic on the lawn from 6-7:30 where you can enjoy outdoor puppetry activities including a workshop by Light Bright Beautiful Puppetry and an opportunity to dance in a giant puppet with Giant Puppet Dance Club followed by a puppet parade into the performance venue. During the picnic all attendees are invited to bring a puppet that they love to share with others. Spring Hill Brewery will be open for the event and folks can purchase beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Looks like Asado Taco Truck will be there, but you are also welcome to pack your own picnic. Make sure you save room and a few bucks for the puppet-themed bake sale that will benefit the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh.
NOTE: Parking at the venue is tight. Guests are encouraged to carpool, UBER, bike and walk.
We will move indoors at 7:30 for a series of short performances hosted by Tom Sarver and Dave English accompanied by Daniel Baxter and his band Imaginary Friends. The evening's line-up includes shows from local favorites Felicia Cooper, Fuzzy Boundary (Cheryl Capezzuti and Kellee Van Aken), Alison Babusci, Bob Rumba, Joann Kielar and Giant Puppet Dance Club. There will also be three guild members performing for the first time: Theresa Casciato, Becky Spevak and Albert Pantone. The audience should also be ready to participate in an improvisational puppet experience inspired by Kirsten Ervin and her CoStar album collection.
Proceeds from this event benefit the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh. The Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh unites puppeteers, puppet-makers and people that love puppets. We support and celebrate the art of puppetry in the greater Pittsburgh region.
The Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh is a project of New Sun Rising, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to building vibrant communities through culture, sustainability, and opportunity.
Workingmen's Beneficial Union and Spring Hill Brewers (View)
1958 Varley St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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