Seattle Community Puppet Day – Free
Broadway Performance Hall
Seattle, WA 98101
Seattle Community Puppet Day at Seattle Central Broadway Performance Hall is a public event celebrating the puppet arts with an afternoon of free puppet performances and workshops.
All events are FREE and open to the public. Funding provided by the Neighborhood Matching Fund from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Tickets are required to ensure safe capacity.
Three pigs strike out on their own looking to have fun and adventures. But first, they must build houses for themselves. Straw, sticks, and bricks add up to hilarity and mayhem as the Pigs try and out-smart the Big Bad Wolf. Puppet Art Theater Co. uses digital sets and simple animations in combination with hand and rod puppets to create a unique adaptation of the classic tale "The Three Little Pigs".
Art Grueneberger founded Puppet Art Theater Co. in 1996. His company has
eighteen productions that tour across California and beyond performing hundreds
of live and online shows every year. Grueneberger has become a master at
developing marvelous puppet shows that charm and delight family audiences. In
addition to his work for children, Grueneberger has also produced large-scale
theatrical productions for adults that incorporate puppets. He has taught at
multiple colleges and was a featured guest artist at the Eugene O'Neill
National Puppetry Conference. Currently, he is the host of the Puppeteers of
America online program "Meet Our Mentors".
Doors open at 11:15 am. Funding provided by the Neighborhood Matching Fund from the Seattle Department of
Recycled Robots Workshop with Cheryl Hadley
Saturday, Aug 6 at 1 pm (Pacific)
Broadway Performance Hall
Workshop tickets (Free)
Kids, ages 8+ (6+ with an adult who stays and helps) can create a large robot puppet with springy arms and a head that turns. Customize your puppet with all sorts of embellishments. This workshop will last approximately one hour and follows the first performance of "Three Little Pigs".
Space is full of Stars. But how did those stars get their names? Watch Roman and Greek myths come to life and illuminate the stories behind the constellations, such as Hercules, Andromeda and Perseus, Artemis and Orion, Bellerophon and the Chimera, and many others. This production is a non-stop romp of mythic proportion and is perfect for k-5 audiences. Cheer for hero and titan alike!
Performance type: Mixed Styles
About Pegasus Puppet Theatre
Wolf and Zuzu Alexander are a brother and sister duo and third-generation puppeteers. They are the grandchildren of the founders of the internationally renowned Tears of Joy Theatre (1971-2019). Wolf and Zuzu are continuing the legacy of bringing the magic of storytelling through puppetry to children across the Pacific Northwest.
Doors open at 2:30 pm. Funding provided by the Neighborhood Matching Fund from the Seattle Department of
Seattle Community Puppet Day is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our attendees. We have adopted the following policies to ensure everyone's safety: Masks are required inside the venue at all times by all event attendees and staff, except when actively eating or drinking where permissible. Any attendee or event ticket holder who does not comply with any COVID-related health protocol may be asked to leave the event without a refund. We appreciate your cooperation.
To contribute to well-being of the community our festival presenters and other interested members of the public will clean up litter around the performance hall on Capitol Hill on Saturday before welcoming the community to the puppet shows. Volunteers will help collect litter in an area bordering Seattle Central College (Harvard Ave on the West, Denny Street on the North, Cal Anderson park (11th) on the East, and Pine St on the South). The intent is to improve the Broadway area (between Denny and Pine) and Cal Anderson park for everyone to enjoy over the weekend.