On Saturday, November 10th the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the UConn Puppet Arts Program will host the Fall UConn Puppet Slam! This evening of fascinating new works for short-form puppetry will bring together active puppeteers from across the United States, and current Puppet Arts Program students, in an amazing array of entertaining and compelling work that will expand your notions of the art of puppetry. Please note that many of these shows are geared for mature audiences, and are not appropriate for children.
The Fall UConn Puppet Slam will include works by performance artist, sculptor, and videographer J.R. Uretsky (a UConn graduate in Visual Arts and member of the feminist collective Dirt Palace); S.B. Parks (UConn Puppet Arts graduate and currently Costume Crafter at Hartford Stage); Paul Spirito (Technical Supervisor at the Puppet Arts Program); current Puppet Arts graduate students Penny Benson, Sarah Nolen, Seth Shaffer, Carianne Hoff, and Anna Fitzgerald; and, from Los Angeles, special guests Caitlin Lainoff and DanRae Wilson.
The Fall UConn Puppet Slam starts at 8 p.m. on UConn’s main campus in the Studio Theater in the Drama and Music Building and it is FREE!
*Again, please note that some material in these pieces is geared for mature audiences*