Friday, December 21, 2012


This Saturday December 22nd
Doors at 7pm Show at 7:30pm
General Seating/Tix at Door
@ Black Cherry Puppet Theater
1115 Hollins St
Batlimore, MD 21223

Monday, October 22, 2012

Apocalypse Puppet Slam!!! Sat. November 10th!

Saturday November 10th! One Show Only!!! doors 7:30 show 8pm

  • The Mayan cosmic calendar is grinding to a halt next month, which obviously means that the world is coming to an end. Please come join some of the finest puppeteers in Baltimore as they puppetize the impending APOCALYPSE.

    Performers include:

    Kevin Sherry-Seven Gods meet before and after the Apocalypse
    Porch Puppets- "Nothing ever happens on my Block"
    Adam Goode and Otterside Productions "How I met your Monster'
    Conner Kizer's new play "Baptism"
    Comedy with Charlotte Benedetto
    Daniel Friedman and Jessie Poole with "Red"
    Hosted by the Mayan God of calendars and stuff.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fall 2012- Summer 2013 Slam Series Dates & Call for Performers!

Calling all Puppeteers and Performers!

Now in its third year, Puppet Slamwich! at Black Cherry Puppet Theater is starting a new season of shows! We hope you will be a part of it!

Our 2012-13 season dates are:

Saturday, October 13, 2012  cancelled!
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Saturday, June 1, 2013

If you are interested in performing, please let us know by emailing

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Puppet Slamwich 8: Spit-fired Spirit Sub Edition! June 2, 2012

Kevin Sherry, Baltimore, MD 

Mr. & Mrs. Magoo's Traveling Trash Puppet Circus, Philadelphia, PA/
Professor Jibber-Jabber and His Mind Resonator Combobulator

Barrage Band Orchestra, Baltimore, MD

Pepito the Clown, Baltimore, MD

Katherine Fahey with music by ellen cherry, Baltimore, MD/Pickett's Charge

Porch Puppets, Baltimore, MD

All photos by Bill Haas
 To see more great photos from this Slam, please click HERE

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Get ready for our next Slamwich! Saturday JUNE 2nd!

                 Puppet Slamwich! Spit-fired Spirit Sub Edition
Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 7pm and 9:30pm
at Black Cherry Puppet Theater, 1115 Hollins St., Baltimore MD 21223.   
Tickets  $7
Pre-show tix AVAILABLE NOW thru 2pm June 2nd at 
(event name: Puppet Slamwich!) 
Tickets will also be sold at the door, thirty minutes before each show. 
Seating is general admission and limited. 
FB event page HERE

                  June’s Puppet Slamwich is a Spit-fired Spirit Sub.  Puppeteers light the primordial fire and take you on a shadowy trip to the far reaches of the human spirit and far off lands! Philadelphia’s Mr. & Mrs. Magoo's Traveling Trash Puppet Circus plummet into the collective unconscious with “Professor Jibber-Jabber and His Mind Resonator Combobulator,” an inter-active multi-media performance including light, sound, video, shadow and hand puppetry, live-action performance, clowning and ballet!   Kevin Sherry ferries us through  “Turtle Island” on the back of the Earth’s loneliest beast of burden.  Z Smith returns as this town’s most charming clown in “Pepito’s Big Date,” capturing the hearts of all while wooing one on a quest for love. Charm City’s Katherine Fahey presents a shadow puppet crankie about a young girl's inner questions about war and the universe, inspired (and performed live) by ellen cherry's song, "Pickett's Charge". Better Waverly’s Porch Puppets gathers us around the overhead projector for a row of campfire tales, including “Foreign Lands”. With all of those shadows dancing on the walls, it’s a good thing we’ll have Baltimore’s “Brass Disaster”, the Barrage Band Orchestra’s keeping the fire blazing all night with their Balkan, New Orleans second line and punk covers! Come gather round, folks!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Puppet Slamwich 7: Horseradish Surprise Edition! March 17, 2012

Our Lovely host Valeska with the most realistic looking cat puppet ever

PuppeTyranny, Philadelphia, PA/The Sad Show

Rebecca Nagle, Baltimore, MD/Expressive Group Therapy

Wit's End Puppets, Washington, DC/Flight to the Scraplands

Kevin Sherry, Baltimore, MD

All photos by Bill Haas
View a LOT more photos from this evening on our Flikr Page!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Get ready for our 7th Puppet Slamwich! March 17th!

Two Shows, One Night Only!!
Saturday, March 17th, 2012!
Shows are at 7pm and 9:30pm!
Doors open 1/2 hour before each show!
Seating is general and limited!

Advance Tickets available NOW for sale online HERE

March's Puppet Slamwich is a Horseradish Surprise, sure to bring tears to your eyes! Puppeteers plumb the depths of human experience, from the ribald and erotic, to the poignant and the quixotic. The evening features the celebrated Philadelphia-based collective Puppetyranny premiering "The Sad Show." Their new act "utilizes montage video, musical reenactments, and cardboard shenanigans in an effort to locate the central tear ducts and pull the strings of the heart. Nostalgia and the collective experience will be relentlessly manipulated."

DC collective Wit's End Puppets takes us on a fateful quest through unknown lands of debris in "Flight to the Scraplands," employing hand- and tabletop puppets and found objects.

Thanks Kevin Sherry for the awesome poster!

Check out our friends at Nana Projects!

On March 9th, 10th and 11th Quest Fest and Theatre Project present the not to be missed Shadow Puppet Show, Alonzo’s Lullaby. Gorgeous, hand-manipulated cut outs by Baltimore’s own visual alchemists, Nana Projects, with original music by singer-songwriter ellen cherry and Nicholas Sjostrom, tell a tale of madness, passion and intrigue inspired by the 1918 Hagenback-Wallace Circus train wreck.
More info can be found at

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Puppet Slamwich 6: Foot Long Sub Edition! Jan 14, 2012

Anna Fitzgerald, Baltimore, MD/String Piece

Princeton Puppet People/Not Quite Snow White, Starring Rose Red

La Hostess, Baltimore, MD/Chansons 1 & 2

Eric Avery, Baltimore, MD

Pepito and Pumpernickel, Baltimore, MD

Ragdoll Engine, Brooklyn, NY/ Love in the Age of Junk

Also there was a performance by Black Cherry, not pictured.
All photos taken by Bill Haas