Puppets & Poets is an annual festival and workshop series produced by Alphabet Arts to explore and celebrate puppetry and poetry, two of the world’s oldest and most diversely practiced art forms.
Join us at The Bushwick Starr, December 6-8, 2013 for two eclectic programs blending poetry, puppetry, and other arts. Our 3rd annual festival features poets, puppeteers, musicians, actors, dancers, and other artists from NYC, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Austin in an evening cabaret for mature audiences (8pm Fri-Sat, 7pm Sun) and a family-friendly matinee program (3pm Sat-Sun).
We need your help to make P&P 2013 our biggest and best yet! Please watch and share our indiegogo campaign and contribute what you can. Every dollar helps! Perks for contributing include VIP Festival Tickets, massages, gypsy cab rides, handmade puppets, and more!
Matinees are FREE, interactive, appropriate for all ages, and followed by poetry-writing and puppet-making workshops. Evening cabarets are big fun for grown-ups and worth every penny ($15 tickets here or $18 at the door).
A few highlights of this year’s festival include The Folk Opera by San Francisco poet/musician Annie Bacon and her band with puppetry by Alphabet Arts; a David Bowie-inspired puppet rocket adventure called Spacetansmananagasm by Austin actor/puppeteer Zeb West; and Blown Away by Poetry, an interactive puppet musical by NYC’s Urban Stages.
For more flavor of the show, check out this fun preview article published in Poets & Writers!
For more details, including a full list of participating artists, please visit our Current Projects page.