Sunday, March 25, 2012

April 2012 Slam Calendar

There’s no fooling with April when it comes to Puppet Slams and Cabarets! #SanJuan #Houston #Melbourne #KansasCity #Philadelphia #Providence #DC #Portland #Columbia #Toronto #Richmond #Asheville #GlenEcho #NYC 

Sobre La Mesa Slam #SanJuan
Sunday April 1st at 8:00PM
Friday April 6th at 8:00PM
Saturday, April 7th at 8:00PM
Sunday, April 8th at 8:00PM
Taller Teatro Y No Habia Luz
1416 Avenida Ponce de Leon, Santurce, frente de la Escuela Central High
San Juan Puerto Rico 00912
(787) 365-1925

Puppeteers create short pieces inside a labyrinth of intimate spaces based on their response to an identical object.

Bobbindoctrin's 8th Annual Puppet Slam #Houston
Friday April 6th at TBA
Saturday, April 7th at TBA
Sunday, April 9th at TBA
Midtown Arts Center
3414 LaBranch
Houston TX 77004
(713) 521-8803

Bobbindoctrin's Puppet Slam returns to Houston for another vivid collection of short puppet plays.

Set Up Punch #Melbourne
Thursday, April 12th at 11:00PM
St Ali
12 – 18 Yarra Place Sth Melbourne
0478 548 709
Featuring Randy, The Mighty Littles, Derek Rowe’s puppet band, Wes Snelling, The Soubrettes, Humple the Slam Poet and Ken the Koala. Set Up Punch is a one night Slam celebrating FUNNY puppets, especially for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2012.

KC Puppet Slam #KansasCity
Friday, April 13th at 8:00PM
Saturday, April 14th at 8:00 PM
Paul Mesner Puppets Studio
1006 E. Linwood Blvd.Kansas City, Missouri 64109
(816) 756-3500

Join us for the KC Puppet Slam. A puppet slam is an evening of adult-themed puppet pieces. Quirky, edgy and oh-so-naughty...You’ve never seen a puppet show like this before!

Puppet Manualfesto #Philadelphia
Saturday, April 14th at 7:00PM & 9:00PM

Puppet Manualfesto #Philadelphia
Walking Fish Theatre
2509 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa, 19125
(215) 427-9255
$12 Advance / $15 Door
Come join Puppet Manualfesto as it celebrates short-form puppetry and community, embracing a multitude of performance aesthetics. If it involves puppetry, mask work or object theatre we want to see and share it with everyone else.

Bobbindoctrin's 8th Annual Puppet Slam #Houston
Saturday, April 14th at TBA
Sunday, April 15th at TBA
Midtown Arts Center
3414 LaBranch, Houston TX 77004
(713) 521-8803
Bobbindoctrin's Puppet Slam returns to Houston for another vivid collection of short puppet plays.

Blood From a Turnip #Providence
Friday, April 20th at 10:00PM
Black Box at 95 Empire
95 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 331-2695
Video-ventriloquist Evan O’Television and non-motivational speaker Brian Longwell explore their relationship to puppetry together under the umbrella, “The Itching Man A/V Society Presents”.

Puppet Underground Cabarets #DC
Friday, April 20th at 8:00PM
La Casa Community of Christ
3166 Mt Pleasant St NW
Washington, DC 20010
$5-$15 Sliding Scale
This slam will feature NYC puppeteer Erin Bell’s “Do Right Belly Fire, Do Right Monkey Brain” as well as other local acts.

Beady Little Eyes #Portland #OR
Friday, April 20th at 8:00PM
Funhouse Lounge
2432 SE 11th Street
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 841-6734
Beady Little Eyes to take SE Portland by storm! The theme, Heroes and Villains will evoke triumph and despair in the hearts of even the quirkiest Portlanders. $1 off admission with a superhero/villain costume.

Spork In Hand Puppet Slam #Columbia #SC
Friday, April 20th at 7:00PM
Saturday, April 21st at 7:00PM

Spork In Hand Puppet Slam #Columbia #SC
Tapp's Arts Center
1644 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
$10 advance / $12 door
Spork in Hand Puppet Slam will be a celebration of Southern puppetry that is off-the-beaten-path. We hope to amaze, entertain, and inspire with two gloriously gritty evenings of experimental puppet and object theatre performances heretofore unseen in South Carolina.

Feed the Birds Cabaret #Toronto
Thursday, April 26th at 8:00PM
Tallulah's Cabaret at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1B4
Feed the Birds brings on the love and feathers in the latest installment of their performing objects and puppetry cabaret

All The Saints Spaghetti Dinner! #Richmond
Saturday, April 28th at 7:00PM

All The Saints Spaghetti Dinner! #Richmond
The Backyard Theater
1012 W. 49th St.
Richmond, VA. 23225

Our Spaghetti Dinners act dually as a grassroots artists cabaret of puppetry, vaudeville, and good old cardboard enthusiasm while feeding the community all at a sliding scale rate.  Eccentric, delicious, and the ultimate go-to for Richmond’s experimental performance scene.

Wham, Bam! Puppet Slam #Asheville
Saturday, April 28th at 9:00PM
The BeBe Theatre
20 Commerce Street
Asheville, NC 28801

For the National Day of Puppetry, the Wham, Bam! Puppet Slam presents a ‘Quick & Dirty Slam’! One show only! Twelve acts, five minutes each!  Come witness the mayhem and madness, or even come perform yourself!

Playhouse Puppetry Slam! #GlenEcho #MD
Saturday, April 28th at 7:00PM & 9:00PM
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812

The Puppet Co. Playhouse presents its adult-friendly showcase of vignettes. Content ranges from the raunchy and risqué to the tender and tear jerking, in a fast-moving succession of both rough and polished acts with live jazz by JFQ in between.

Puppet Playlist City #NYC
Monday, April 30th at 8:00PM
The Kraine Theater
84 E. 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 777-6088
You've heard it through the grapevine, now join Puppet Playlist as we bring Motown to Downtown with original works of puppetry & musical interpretations by some of NYC's most exciting singer-songwriters! Let's Get It On. Program repeats Tuesday May 1st at 7:30PM and 9:30PM.

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