Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Dear Friends, Fans and Patrons of Possibilitarian Puppet Theater!

For there to be Life, there must be Death! 
And with that, I write to inform you of the official end of Possibilitarian Puppet Theater,
and also to invite you to visit
the Official Archive Website of Possibilitarian Puppet Theater
archiving Possibilitarian Puppet Theater as it existed from 2007 to 2013.

On the website you can view a full list of productions, workshops and abbreviated history of the company.  Also, there are photos of the work, links to reviews, and more video clips and photos to be added with time.

Thank you for your interest and support over the past several years!

Farewell and Warm Regards!

-Diana Sette, co-founder/puppeteer

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bread & Puppet in Cleveland!

 Our dear friends, BREAD AND PUPPET THEATER are coming to Cleveland and will be performing "50 Years of Bread & Puppet" which includes five revived old shows from years gone by.
This is a special event not to be missed!

at 8PM
at Negative Space Gallery
Asia Town Center
3820 Superior Ave East, Cleveland
Contact Diana at (216) 752-1307 if more interested.


More about "50 Years of Bread & Puppet: Dead Man Rises and Other Short Shows" ....

Performed by a company of 5 puppeteers, "50 Years of Bread & Puppet: Dead Man Rises and Other Short Shows" is a series of four short shows that span the fifty years that Bread & Puppet Theater has been in existence.  Dead Man Rises was first performed at Columbia University in 1968 during the student occupation.  President and Chair was created in 1982 and is a ridiculous puppet show which makes fun of puppet shows and election campaigns.  A more recent show created around 2000 is History of Humanity that is short and lively and has been performed many times over the years in many places all over the world.  And finally A Man Says Goodbye to His Mother originally created & performed during the Vietnam War Era.

More about Bread & Puppet Theater...

The Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side. Besides rod-puppet and hand puppet shows for children, the concerns of the first productions were rents, rats, police, and other problems of the neighborhood. More complex theater pieces followed, in which sculpture, music, dance and language were equal partners. The puppets grew bigger and bigger. Annual presentations for Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and Memorial Day often included children and adults from the community as participants. Many performances were done in the street. During the Vietnam War, Bread and puppet staged block-long processions and pageants involving hundreds of people.

In 1974 Bread and Puppet moved to a farm in Glover in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The 140-year old hay barn was transformed into a museum for veteran puppets. Our Domestic Resurrection Circus, a two day outdoor festival of puppetry shows, was presented annually through 1998.
The company makes its income from touring new and old productions both on the American continent and abroad, and from sales of Bread and Puppet Press’ posters and publications. The traveling puppet shows range from tightly composed theater pieces presented by members of the company, to extensive outdoor pageants which require the participation of many volunteers.
Bread and Puppet is one of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country.

“We believe in puppet theater as a wholesome and powerful language that can touch men and women and children alike, and we hope that our plays are true and are saying what has to be said, and that they add to your enjoyment and enlightment.”
–Peter Schumann

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Toy Theater Festival

Daniel McNamara & Diana Sette will be performing "Dialogue Dream Poem" at the 10th Annual Great Small Works Toy Theater Festival at St. Ann's Warehouse in NYC in June 2013.  Tickets go on sale starting May 1st.  More details to come with performance dates, etc.

Go to this link to find out more info:

We hope to see you there!
photo from "History of Humanity" (2010)


Word Play with Lake Erie Ink

Starting a couple weeks ago, and running through the end of the month with a final performance, Daniel McNamara and Diana Sette of Possibilitarian Puppet Theater have been working with a group of youth to create a number of toy theater puppet shows!

Here's a peek at some of the workshop....

the tools of the trade.

starting to sketch out the stories and create the puppet theaters....

The word on the street is that this show has something to do with the Titanic.

Come see the final shows the last Wednesday of March 
around 6pm at Lake Erie Ink located inside the old Coventry School in Cleveland Heights!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Yes, it's true folks, we, like dancing bears, have gone into Winter Hibernation.

Though, with request from Mother Earth, we will be present at the "Whose Your Mama Festival" in Kent this April for a performance.

Catch us there!

PS- Parade the Circle is approaching, and we may need some folks to jump into puppets or the parade and perform!  If you are interested in getting involved with us, email saying what you are interested in doing.  THANKS!


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Photos from Living Storefront

Photos taken by Pandora Robertson at the Living Storefront event in Ohio City.  Possibilitarian Puppet Theater performing "Dialogue Dream Poem."

Photos from this summer's "Rags & Riches Circus"

Photos taken from "Rags & Riches Circus" as performed in Fairview Park 
in Ohio City, Cleveland, OH on July 30, 2012