Saturday, December 31, 2011

Puppet Slamwich Coming Soon! Sat. January 14th!!

Saturday January 14th
Shows @ 7pm & 9:30pm
Tickets NOW available online HERE:
OR at the door 30 min before each show!
Seating is general admission and limited!
Facebook Event Page HERE!

January’s Puppet Slamwich is a Foot Long Sub, stuffed and stacked with so many acts, it’s enough to feed a small family! Hosted by the clown team of Pepito and Pumpernickel, the evening features the Brooklyn based Ragdoll Engine, a collective of dancers and electronic musicians, who will perform “Love in the Age of Junk.” Disclaiming, “We don’t really do puppets puppets, we do wacky performance with objects,” we replied, “Bring it on!” From the Brooklyn streets to the Ivy Leagues, the Princeton Puppet Peoplewill debut “Not Quite Snow White, Starring Rose Red,” a marionette production that turns an old tale on its head. UnSaddest Factory co founder Anna Fitzgerald returns from the Master in Puppet Arts program in Connecticut, to perform three new pieces of ‘string’ theory. Charm City’s inimitable La Hostess of the 14 K Cabaret presents gloomy chansons about love and death, Black Cherry Puppet Theater unveils a marionette dance and Towson theater artist Eric Avery casts a spell in Object Theater!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Postive Peers Polar Playhouse!

Shows at 7pm & 9:30 pm
Friday, December 9th, 2011
doors open 1/2 hour before each show!
Watch the youtube trailer HERE!

Positive peers is a friendship initiated art collective featuring talented artist from different genres! Get ready for a fun-filled wintery evening show! "Polar Playhouse" will feature music, puppets, dancing, storytelling, audience participation, sing-a-longs, costumes, and most of all, love! Featuring musical guests: The Creepers! Positive Peers: Jake Logan, Kevin Sherry, Emily Cumberland, Hannah Logan, Jordan Hudkins, Nicole Snead, Bryan Minnich, Shelbi Maietta, Katie D'Angelo, Gregory Berry

Friday, November 18, 2011

News from our friends at Puppet Underground in DC!

In solidarity with the Occupy movement, Puppet Underground has teamed up with folks at Occupy K Street to bring you this year's roving cabaret spectacular...
Occupy Kabaret Street!
Show starts at 12:30PM
Tours of Occupy K Street at 12pm
WHERE: Meet at the Statue in McPherson Square (15th and K St NW), Washington, DC
COST: Suggested Sliding Scale Donation $5-$15

Historical characters and roving musicians will lead you from Occupy K Street to other locations downtown with significant grassroots organizing history where you will see puppet shows and musical acts that will start your heart a-pumpin'! Join us to celebrate social justice movements in an exciting cabaret that will send you running to your nearest General Assembly! Wear comfortable shoes, be prepared to walk, and we invite you to stay after the show for OccuPie eating at our Occupy After-Party!

If you arrive late and we've left McPherson, call 646-734-6705 to find out where we are!


-Bread and Puppet Theater is coming with their newest show... about the Occupy movement! One of the oldest activist street theater troupes in the country, Bread and Puppet can make you laugh, make you cry, and make you want to occupy!

-The Occupy Wall Street Puppetry Guild lends us the fabulous puppeteer and musician Jo Robin, who will bring a paper circus of economic proportions!

-Puppet Underground will present a new show about a local organizing struggle to make housing a human right. The show will take us from a look into the past through to the present and into the possibilities of the future!

-The Shadow Senators will be performing a song and cranky show!
-Quique Aviles brings us a performance from his one-man show "Los Treinta"!
-Zein Elamine will share his poetry about DC!
We are looking for volunteers to bake pies and to usher! If you're interested in doing either, contact Janelle

We are a puppeteer's collective in DC committed to using art and performance to support movements and grassroots organizing for social and economic justice. We offer community art workshops, street theater shows, puppets, stilters, and help developing creative organizing strategies. We also do occasional public performances and bring touring puppet shows to DC.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Puppet Slamwich 5: Croque Monsieur edition! Oct.15, 2011

Alexander D'Agostino, Baltimore, MD/Horseboy

David Greenfieldboyce, Washington, DC/ Ruby Creek

C. Ryan Patterson, Rachel Valsing and Mary Pulcinella of Porch Puppets, Baltimore, MD/Millions of Cats

Chuck Green & Members of BROS. Baltimore, MD/ The Pelican Brief

Marianne Ross, Washington, DC/ The Medicine Show

Geppetta, Philadelphia, PA/ The Light Bearer's Nightmare

view all the photos HERE

Friday, October 14, 2011

Join us for the Slamwich SATURDAY NIGHT!!!

All the details on performers and buying tix are in the previous blog post HERE!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Puppet Slamwich! Soon! Saturday OCTOBER 15th!!

Black Cherry's Puppet Slamwich! series of puppetry and performances for grown-ups returns for a whole new season on Saturday, October 15, 2011

TWO SHOWS!! 7pm and 9:30pm
at Black Cherry Puppet Theater
1115 Hollins St., Baltimore MD 21223.

Tickets are $7, and are AVAILABLE NOW at Tickets will also be sold at the door, thirty minutes before each show. Seating is general admission and limited.
October’s Puppet Slamwich is a Croque Monsieur, a sumptuous serving of the deliciously familiar and the delectably foreign and unknown!!!

Baltimore’s Alexander D’Agostino debuts Horseboy, a mystical tale about spirit creatures on a quest.

C. Ryan Patterson, Rachel Valsing and Mary Pulcinella of Porch Puppets present their new shadow puppet show Millions of Cats! peopled by the fantastical characters and familiar streetscapes of Charm City.

The Grand Dame of the Cranky, DC’s Marianne Ross presents The Medicine Show, the story of Dr Stonestreet, and a Slightly Jaundiced History of Medicine.

Philly’s Geppetta performs The Light Bearer's Nightmare, a segment of her poetic puppet cabaret Beware Disembodied Phenomenas! in which a traveler gets wrapped up in a chilling mystery of a murdered cephalapod.

Strange encounters on the road also figure into David Greenfieldboyce’s Ruby Creek, a cautionary fairy tale with marionettes.

Surreal supplants the strange in The Pelican Brief, written by Josh Van Horne and directed by Chuck Green of BROS. A hit at the 10-minute Play Festival, this drama revolves around a fancy coconut put on trial for philanthropy. Welcome to the courtroom of the absurd.
Don't miss this awesome puppet filled evening! Remember its one night only, but you have two chances to catch it (7pm or 9:30)! Doors open 1/2 hour before each show!
Facebook event page HERE

*supported in part by The Puppet Slam Network!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Call to Performers!

We are currently putting out a call to puppeteers/performers for our upcoming Puppet Slamwich Saturday, October 15th, 2011! If you think you may be a good fit for this show (or for a future slam) please email Valeska at ASAP!!!

Puppet Slamwich at Black Cherry Puppet Theater celebrates puppetry for adult audiences in all of its forms, from traditional
to experimental, as well as related genres, such as vaudeville, cabaret, sleight of hand, toy and object theater and handmade animation. Puppet Slawich hopes to introduce audiences to a broad array of puppetry, welcoming emerging and established artists from the Mid-Atlantic Region and beyond. We welcome seasoned puppeteers as well as artists new to puppetry and performance. We celebrate experimental, innovative, inclusive, transgressive, political and poetic work. We also invite traditional performances, from handpuppet shows to marionettes, to highlight the richness and depth of this art form. Shows can be anywhere from 30 seconds to 30 minutes!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Puppet Slamwich 4: Dagwood edition! June 18, 2011

Kathy Fahey, Baltimore, MD/Elizabeth Whitmore

Jen Liu, Baltimore, MD/Frankie and Johnny

Mika Eubanks, Batlimore, MD/ How Spider got his Waist

Kevin Sherry, Baltimore, MD/Sherrywood Forest

Also, not pictured, we screened two awesome animations:
Miranda Pfeiffer’s “Food for the Worms” and Meagan Jenigen's "Tenderfoot"

Photos by Bill Haas

Puppet Slamwich 3: Mufuletta edition! March 26, 2011

Eric Brooks and Christopher Hudert, Washington, DC/ Goldileaves and the Free Beer

Sam Shea, Baltimore, MD/ Only Girl In The World

Christopher Hudert of Applause Unlimited, Richmond, VA/ The Gift

Kevin Sherry, Baltimore, MD/ Levels

Pepito the Clown (Z Smith) as Country Diva

Jeanine Padgett and Lisa Krause, Baltimore, MD/The Dance of the Devil Dolls

Poster Design by Eamon Espey

Photos by Bill Haas

Puppet Slamwich 2: Po’Boy Edition! January 15, 2011

Valeska Populoh, Baltimore, MD / Professor Bluegill and His Harbor School of Fish


The Shadow Senators, Washington, DC / The Curse of the Hope Diamond & The Demon Cat

Marianne Ross, Washington DC / Emperor Ti Li's Victory

Showbeast, Baltimore, MD / How to Disappear Completely

Z Smith and Anna Fitzgerald, Baltimore, MD / Pepito and Paul in Pea Soup

H. Honne Wells, Brooklyn, NY / Wooden Sun

Photos by Bill Haas

Puppet Slamwich 1: Pulled Pork edition! October 21, 2010

Possibilitarian Puppet Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio/ Wild Music Marching Ensemble

RPM Puppet Conspiracy, Vermont/ The Only Good Corporation is an Undead Corporation

Donna Sellinger of Missoula Oblongata & Justin Durel, Baltimore, MD/Jeremiah 8:7

Hoesy Corona, Baltimore, MD/ Mexican Quick Change

Possibilitarian Puppet Theatre/ Dumb Show History of Humanity in 8 Pictures

RPM Puppet Conspiracy/The Story of the Tiny Mouse & the Tiny Cat

Photos by Bill Haas