Tuesday, June 21, 2011

catch us in NYC!

Banners and Cranks Fest
THIS WEEK!

"Blues in Grey"
Performed by Possibilitarian Puppet Theater
WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY
@ 7pm
at HERE,
145 6th Ave, NYC

http://here.org/shows/detail/630/

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Event at SPACES Gallery TONIGHT

Garlic Mashed Thoughtatoes

3 Speakers, 3 Topics, All Mashed Together + Mashed Potatoes

Thursday, June 16, 2011, 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Three speakers on three topics, all mashed together with unexpected results. In the past we've explored feminism, decorative lattice and Public Enemy as well as Los Angeles-based collective art practices, chemical effects on human anatomy and jump roping. This time around Akron collective Rainbow Lightning lets us in on their process and Clevelander Meagan Kresge and others from Gather 'Round Farm and Let It Bee Garden are led in conversation by Diana Sette of Possibilitarian Puppeteers. We will also welcome Michael Ruhlman (http://www.ruhlman.com), noted local food writer and guest on Iron Chef America, Next Iron Chef, Cooking Under Fire and Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations!

All that and some tasty garlic mashed potatoes! 
FREE and open to the public!
Garlic Mashed Thoughtatoes

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Parade the Circle 2011

Parade the Circle, June 11, 2011 on Wade Oval in Cleveland.

Our Ensemble's Theme:

"Voices of the Capital-less: Mother Nature, Abandoned City, & Garbage Spirits"



















Photos by Susan McNamara

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

SUNDAY's PUPPET SHOW LOCATION CHANGED!

Hi There-
 
Due to many reasons, the location has changed of Sunday's sci-fi puppet show performed by Possibilitarian Puppet Theater's friend: RPM Puppet Conspiracy, "The Standard Model."  The show will not be held at 2909 E 117th Street, Cleveland.
 
If you were planning to attend the puppet show and even perform your own sci-fi puppet show as part of the RPM challenge, AND would still like to, please, contact me at 216-752-1307 and I can give you further information.
 
THANK YOU!  Sorry for any puppetry inconvenience!
 
Sincerely,
Possibilitarian Puppet Theater

Seth Tobocman & Understanding the Crash- this FRIDAY

YOU ARE INVITED TO A
POSSIBILITARIAN EVENT THIS FRIDAY!
 
 
WHAT: Seth Tobocman, author of Understanding the Crash
                    with music to follow by Possibilitarian Puppet Theater Band
 
The graphic novel author of Understanding the Crash, Seth Tobocmen, also a Cleveland Heights native and now resident of New York City, will give a presentation on the financial crisis as explained through comics.
Music to follow.
 
WHEN:  Friday, June 10.  7pm.  
 
WHERE:  2909 E 117th St, Cleveland

WHY:  Hear & see about the current financial crisis in an interesting way that can be simply understood.  Understand better what is happening and has happened to Cleveland and other cities around the country.  Think about how a city like Cleveland can recover from the financial crisis.  Meet other people interested in the world around you.  Listen (dance if you'd like) to some music by Possibilitarian Puppet Theater Band.
 
HOW: Take the Rapid (E 116th on Shaker Blvd is two blocks away).  Bike.  Drive and carpool. 
No money necessary, though, donations for Seth greatly appreciated.
 
More info about book:
When the housing bubble popped and Wall Street did a swan dive, they created an economic whirlpool that the rest of us are still struggling to escape. Two years later, Congress is trying--and failing--to pass a financial reform to stop the lending practices that led to the bubble and put the banking behemoths that speculated on it on a tight leash.
"Understanding the Crash" (Soft Skull Press / June 8 2010), uses a graphic nonfiction format to cut through the confusion and explain how mortgage lenders and investment banks managed to crash the economy. The book shows how low- and middle-income homeowners became a goldmine for lenders and speculators--until it all came crashing down--and what's needed to build a financial system that instead rewards community and sustainability.  Seth will present on what they found.  
Event is free, donations welcome and will take place at 2909 E 117th St, Cleveland, OH 44120.  Parking on street, and in driveway of vacant lot nextdoor.  Call Daniel at 216-752-1307 with questions. Refreshments provided

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

POSSIBILITARIAN EVENTS IN JUNE

WORKSHOPS, BOOK DISCUSSIONS, PARADES & PUPPET SHOWS- OH MY!

UPCOMING POSSIBILITARIAN EVENTS:

-Wednesday, June 8, June 15, June 22 (this date may change), & June 29.  4pm-5pm.  Possibilitarian Puppetry Workshop.  Coventry Village Library, Cleveland Heights.

Kids workshop that will culminate in puppet show for families and friends.  Registration required.


-Friday, June 10.  7pm.  Seth Tobocmen, author of Understanding the Crash. Presentation & Discussion.  
2909 E 117th St, Cleveland.

The graphic novel author of Understanding the Crash, Seth Tobocmen, who is also a Cleveland Heights native and now resident of New York City, will give a presentation on the financial crisis as explained through comics.

More info about book:
When the housing bubble popped and Wall Street did a swan dive, they created an economic whirlpool that the rest of us are still struggling to escape. Two years later, Congress is trying--and failing--to pass a financial reform to stop the lending practices that led to the bubble and put the banking behemoths that speculated on it on a tight leash.
"Understanding the Crash" (Soft Skull Press / June 8 2010), uses a graphic nonfiction format to cut through the confusion and explain how mortgage lenders and investment banks managed to crash the economy. The book shows how low- and middle-income homeowners became a goldmine for lenders and speculators--until it all came crashing down--and what's needed to build a financial system that instead rewards community and sustainability.  Seth will present on what they found.  
Event is free, donations welcome and will take place at 2909 E 117th St, Cleveland, OH 44120.  Parking on street.  Call 216-752-1307 with questions. Refreshments provided.

-Saturday, June 11.  Noon.  Parade the Circle.  Wade Oval Circle, Cleveland.

Along with many other artists in the city, Possibilitarian Puppet Theater will be represented in several ensembles featured in this years Parade the Circle, including the section "Voices of the Capital-less."  If you would like to be in the parade with Possibilitarian Puppet Theater, call Diana at 216-752-1307 or email diana_sette@yahoo.com.    
On-going puppet building workshops listed on http://possibilitarianpuppettheater.blogspot.com/
 
"Voices of the Capital-less" Info:
In a cultural environment where access to capital is increasingly necessary for one's voice to be heard, we choose to listen to and draw attention to some of the populations of this planet who cannot afford grant writers or PR officials, i.e. the squirrells and chipmunks, Lake Erie, the Soil, Mother Nature in general, abandoned parts of the city, abandoned humans, and of course the spirits of the garbage. 


-Sunday, June 12.  
11 AM: Performance as part of UU Service, "To Love a Parade," 2728 Lancashire Rd, Clev. Hts, OH.

On the topic of parades, Possibilitarian Puppet Theater will perform.  More info: http://www.uucleveland.org/worship/sermons.php


7 PM: RPM Puppet Conspiracy's Sci-Fi Puppet Show, "The Standard Model," 2909 E 117th St, Cleveland.

Friends of Possibilitarian Puppet Theater, RPM Puppet Conspiracy, traveling on a Mid-west tour will perform in the grand opening of the Mini-Theater of 2909 E 117th St, Cleveland, OH 44120 at 7pm with their new show, "The Standard Model."  Donations welcome.  Possibilitarian Puppet Theater Band to play following performance.  Also, included as part of the evening will be other sci-fi puppet shows you will bring to perform (see info below)!

Description of "The Standard Model":
In a world where Good battles Evil, and where stimulated emissions of photons blur the  
lines between the two, questions are raised!  For instance:  Why are there apparent 
violations of the symmetry between matter and antimatter? What was the nature of the 
quark-gluon plasma in the early universe? And where are our protagonist╩╝s 
eyeglasses?! 
Critics exclaim: “The best puppet show about particle accelerators in light years!  RPM 
Puppet Conspiracy is a shining beacon in a universe of Dark Matter!” 
Don╩╝t miss this moving exploration of friendship, intergalactic warfare, and the incredible 
longevity of packaged baked goods, coming to Cleveland for one night only. 
Also on tour, the RPM “All and Sundry Traveling Cheap Art Industrial Complex & 
Gimcrack Gallery” - handmade prints, posters, doodads, baubles, frippery, gewgaws, 
trinkets, bric-a-brac and more!  All available for peanuts and dollars!

http://rpmpuppetconspiracy.blogspot.com/    FLYER FOR SHOW ATTACHED.

PUPPETEERS & PUPPET SHOWS WANTED:
Throughout the course of human history there have been tests which have defined the limits of what we, as a species, are capable of.  Our compassion, our creativity, our humanity were set on altogether different tracks because of these seemingly insurmountable challenges and have emerged on the other side.  The RPM Puppet Conspiracy would now presume to pose just such a challenge.  RPM challenges - nay, DOUBLE-DARES you - to make a Science Fiction puppet show for public performance on the date, at the time, and at the place of their show in your town.  While only the limits of human imagination and ambition can possibly restrict the realm of science fiction, RPM does ask that your puppet show refrain from being more than 5 minutes, with the briefest possible set-up and tear down.  ALL PUPPET SHOWS WILL BE PERFORMED AS PART OF THE EVENING OF SUNDAY, JUNE 12.  BRING PUPPET SHOW & MATERIALS TO EVENT READY TO PERFORM.  Call Diana at 216-752-1307 if you plan on performing a puppet show.  Thanks!


-Wednesday, June 22.  7pm.  Banners & Cranks Fest.  HERE, 145 6th Ave, NYC.

Pre-cinematic technology takes over HERE for a week of contemporary cantastoria, cooked up by puppeteers, artists and craftspeople from across the country. A millennium-old art form is rejuvenated and re-imagined, as performers animate paintings and banners alongside texts, puppets, jokes, songs and stories.

Possibilitarian Puppet Theater will perform two new shows: “Blues in Grey (an anti-indifference post-industrial city song)”  and “LA LA HA HOORAH (a militant sound-based exorcism attempt)”

“Blues in Grey” A city song that translates Poorly into Grade-A Grammartically Correct Brain Games, and so chooses the Saxophone, and Scrolling Newsprint Visual Implementation and Imagination.

“LA LA HA HOORAH”: Sonic militancy combines forces with, while also competing against, brush strokeexpression and physical communication before your very eyes hearts bodies and minds.



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Possibilitarian Puppet Theater
2909 E 117th St
Cleveland, OH 44120
216-752-1307
diana_sette@yahoo.com
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