Eastern NY Meet-up?

To you Goonies who live in the Albany area: I, Nancy Sander, will be in Rotterdam on August 23rd for a 6:30 show. What say you eastern Goonies: would you be up for meeting for a picnic/restaurant meet and then head for the show? Puppeteers’ meeting together is always such a boost. If this is a good idea, we need an organizer. Justin, is that you?

Voice Acting Exchange

John Koethen has raised the question of a Voice Exchange – a network of people willing to provide voice recordings for member’s puppet performances.

This thread is for members to discuss the idea.  If there is interest, we’ll set up a means to sign up as a voice artists.

The Gift of a Puppetry Performance

On February 7, 2015, Nancy Hardy and Jaissa maran-Kaiel presented an adaptation of an old Polish folk tale as a puppetry performance for friends of theirs in the Society for Creative Anachronism.  The story was told in a szopka, which is a traditional Polish puppet stage that originated in the churches of Poland in the Middle Ages.  The szopka was built by Nancy, and the puppets were made by Jaissa.

The story, originally about an apprentice baker who rescues a bee from drowning and is rewarded with a pot of honey that enables him to bake the finest gingerbread in the land, was re-written to include the groom’s pursuit of soap-making.  The show was presented immediately following their wedding ceremony, to the delight of all gathered.

Click here to see the performance.