Sep
14
12:30 PM12:30

Puppet Time for Parents and Tots-- coming in the Fall!

Hello friends!  For the fall, I am planning an 8 week, 1 hour parent/child program (ages birth to 3 years).  It is called 'Puppet Time for Tots', with a delightful focus on stories, puppets, and puppet play.  Do you know anyone who might be interested?

Please use my contact page to request more information, or to join my contact list.

This event will take place in my new traveling traveling puppet venue!

See my blog page for updates on the progress of Tiny House Theater.

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Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

Private Event: Fireside Puppets is being rescheduled!

Hello dear puppet friends of Jana, Josh, Julia and Koa!

Please check back for the rescheduled date for this performance!

I’ll be performing the story of Shingebis, a wise little duck who Old Man Winter can’t beat.

Fireside Gate opens at 4pm, show at 4:30, supper immediately following the show.

We’ll roast sausages over the fire, and I’ll make a baked bean casserole, salad, and cornbread with pasture butter. Please bring the type of sausage your family prefers for roasting, as well as buns if you want them. I’ll provide condiments like ketchup, mustard, etc.

Looking forward to our event!

 
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Sep
2
5:00 PM17:00

Puppets in the Garden

This is my last Puppets in the Garden of the summer! Look for my Puppets and Supper performances in the coming months, or maybe host one yourself at your home, community group or school! Email me at tinyhousetheater@gmail.com for more info.

 

The puppet show this week, The Apple Elf, is a story I learned from my puppetry teacher, Suzanne Down. An old woman harvests apples from her beloved trees, and solves a mystery as well.

 

The freshly prepared, organic supper this week is “turkey pot pie” soup, mixed greens and arugula salad with vinaigrette, bread from Companion Bakeshop and pasture butter and apple cobbler with ice cream!

 

Garden gate opens at 4:30 with a garden friends scavenger hunt. Show starts at 5:00pm, supper immediately following the show.

 

This is a zero waste event!

 
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Aug
26
4:30 PM16:30

Puppets in the Garden

The puppet show this week is a Grimm’s tale. The Three Billy Goats Gruff encounter an obstacle on their way up the mountain, and they each find their way around it to get to the summertime meadow.

The freshly prepared, organic supper this week is white bean soup with dry farm tomatoes, mixed green and arugula salad with vinaigrette, bread from Companion Bakeshop and pasture butter.

Garden gate opens at 4:30 with a garden friends scavenger hunt. Show starts at 5:00pm, supper immediately following the show.

This is a zero waste event!

 
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Aug
19
5:00 PM17:00

Puppets in the Garden

The puppet show this week is the Grimm’s fairy tale, Little Red Cap, or Little Red Riding Hood, as it’s more commonly known. Little Red Cap gets distracted from the task her mother gave her with an unpleasant consequence. Attentiveness and kind willingness from a passerby saves the day.

The freshly prepared, organic supper this week is beef barley soup, simple green salad with vinaigrette, bread from Companion Bakeshop and pasture butter.

Garden gate opens at 4:30 with a garden friends scavenger hunt. Show starts at 5:00pm, supper immediately following the show.

This is a zero waste event!

 
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Aug
12
5:00 PM17:00

Puppets in the Garden

The puppet show this week is an original tale, Little Mouse Finds a Home. Will Little Mouse find just the right house? Will he find friends?

The freshly prepared, organic supper this week is split pea soup, coastal kale salad with sunflower sprouts and lemon dressing, bread from Companion Bakeshop and pasture butter.

Garden gate opens at 4:30 with a garden friends scavenger hunt. Show starts at 5:00pm, supper immediately following the show.

This is a zero waste event!

 
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Jul
29
4:30 PM16:30

Puppets in the Garden

The puppet show this week is the Grimm’s tale, The Bremen Town Musicians. Having experienced misfortunes, four friends join together and use their wits to secure a happy new life.

 

The freshly prepared, organic supper this week is seasoned lentils, brown rice, mixed green salad with basalmic vinaigrette dressing, bread from Companion Bakeshop and pasture butter.

 

Garden gate opens at 4:30pm with a garden friends scavenger hunt. Show starts at 5:00pm, supper immediately following the show.

 

This is a zero waste event!

 
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Jul
22
5:00 PM17:00

Puppets in the Garden

Come see the magic of puppetry and storytelling in my beautiful garden!

This week I'll be performing an adaptation of the tale of the industrious little red hen, who discovers a way to get some help from her friends while enjoying the fruits of her labors.

Garden gate opens at 4:30pm, show starts at 5pm.

Freshly prepared, organic soup supper immediately following the show. The menu on Sunday is vegetable soup with fresh herbs, mixed green salad with red wine vinaigrette, corn bread and pasture butter.

This is a zero waste event!

 
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Jun
17
5:30 PM17:30

Puppets and Supper, Sunday June 17 5:30pm

This is the first show of my summer puppetry performances! I will be doing a Grimm’s fairytale series at the Playgarden this year. This month I will be performing Rapunzel. July I’ll be doing Little Red Cap, also known as Little Red Riding Hood, August will be Hansel and Gretel, and Labor Day weekend I’ll be doing Snow White and Rose Red.

 

Check back for details of the upcoming fairytale shows.

 

These classic tales are so strengthening for our spirits, whether we are young or old, as they deal with events of the world of all kinds, and suggest how we can manage fate, chance and choice in admirable and effective ways.

 

Rapunzel lives out the consequences of choices not in her control until she finally gets a chance to make some choices of her own to change her fate.

 

The fresh, organic soup supper this time is split pea soup, kale salad, bread from Companion Bakeshop and pasture butter.

 

This is a zero waste event!

 

Show starts at 5:30pm, supper immediately following the show.

 

Location: The Playgarden, 203 Surfside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, enter through gate on Pendegast St.

 

Tickets available at tinyhousetheater.com

 
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May
20
5:30 PM17:30

Puppets and Supper, Sunday May 20 at 5:30pm

This month I will be performing an adaptation of the Mexican folktale, “The Bear Prince.”   A young woman looses what she loves by listening to bad advice. Can she accomplish what she must to regain what she has lost?

 

The freshly prepared, organic supper this month is turkey chili, brown rice, green salad and vinaigrette dressing, bread from Companion Bakeshop and pasture butter.

 

This is a zero waste event!

 

Show starts at 5:30pm, supper immediately following the show.

 

Location: The Playgarden, 203 Surfside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, enter through gate on Pendegast St.

 
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May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Neighborhood Playgarden May Fair 10am-3pm

Join me in Half Moon Bay for an encore performance of the Grimm's tale "Rapunzel!"

Neighborhood Playgarden's annual May Fair runs from 10am-3pm. May pole dancing, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, make a May crown, children's activities, Waldorf puppet show, tractor rides, hay rides around the farm, the Bubble Guy, live music all day. Bring your own picnic lunch or buy from the food trucks.

Pastorino's Farm is located at 12391 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019.  San Mateo Road

 
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Apr
29
5:00 PM17:00

Puppets and Supper, Sunday April 29 at 5:00pm

This month I will be performing an original story, "The Woman Who Loved Birds," inspired by a beautiful card I found by batik artist Alexandra Sanders. A wealthy man finds his way to true happiness in an unexpected way.

The freshly prepared, organic supper this month is tomato lentil soup, romaine and arugula salad with feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, bread from Companion Bakeshop and pasture butter.

This is a zero waste event!

Show starts at 5:00pm, supper immediately following the show.

Location: Little Roots Garden Preschool, 505 Fair Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

 
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Mar
25
5:00 PM17:00

Puppets and Supper

This month I’ll be performing The Sea Shell, a story by fellow puppeteer and storyteller Connie Manson, of Starlite Puppets in Florida. A group of sea creatures discover friendship as they help each other in this sweet tale.

 

The freshly prepared, organic supper this month is clam chowder, romaine salad with creamy vinaigrette, bread and pasture butter.

Show starts at 5pm, supper immediately following show

 

The Location is 111 Windsor St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

 
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Feb
25
4:00 PM16:00

Puppets and Supper

Join me for for an enchanting performance of “Badger’s Birthday.” Kindness and friendship transforms misunderstanding in this delightful, original animal tale. 

This month the organic, homemade soup supper following the performance features potato leek soup, green salad with vinaigrette dressing, and bread from Companion Bakeshop with pasture butter.

This is a zero waste event!

When: Sunday, February 25, 2018

Show starts at 4:00pm, Supper immediately following the puppet play 

Where: Sun for Seedlings Nature Program

6411 Freedom Blvd

Aptos, CA 95003

a note about parking: limited on site

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship just past Sun for Seedlings on same side of street has a large parking lot available free for our event and you can walk right over to the preschool once you park. Look for the orange balloons!

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