My journey creating and producing puppetry... trials, tribulations, inspiration and contemplation.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Puppet Slam February 5th, 2010

Friday night, 2/5, I found myself in SoHo with a couple of good friends to take in the "Puppet Blok Gets Punched" at Dixon Place. The Dixon Place Puppet Blok teamed with Drama Of Works' PUNCH Puppet Slam for a night of adult puppet entertainment. It was a mix of drama, song, poetry and comedy with styles ranging from hand/rod puppets to bunraku and shadow puppetry. There was an awe-inspiring black-light performance by Evolve Company, a touching shadow puppetry homage to a soldier leaving home for war beautifully sung and performed by Alissa Hunnicutt with Sarah Lafferty, a loving tribute for a departed loved one by Papermoon Puppet Theater and rib-tickling comedic scenes provided by James Walton, Suzie Wong, Patryk Wilinski and Kim Mikenis. Bravo to all involved in bringing this show together. This was my FIRST adult puppet night out and it felt great to bask in the talent of my puppeteer peers and feel inspired. If you're in the NYC area, check in with Dixon Place for future Puppet Blok performances and Drama of Works PUNCH