Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre Presents: Puppet Slam

Sunday, October 18, 2020

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

This event repeats every day between 10/17/2020 and 10/18/2020.

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The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is proud to announce a virtual open house presented with Open House New York. Taking place on October 17 & 18, the open house will offer an in-depth look into the history of the theatre and its puppeteers, followed by “Puppet Time” a family-friendly, first-ever Puppet Slam showcase.

Tune in on the Open House New York websiteCity Parks Foundation YouTube or the City Parks Foundation Facebook page.

October 17th

11:00 AM ET:

Part I: A History of the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre facilitated by Swedish American puppeteer Cinna Vesterberg
From its origin in Sweden, through its journey to Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park’s Centennial Exhibition in 1876, to its final, current destination in Central Park, Cinna will explore this schoolhouse-turned-marionette-theatre’s intriguing history and place as an Historic House Landmark.

Part II: Behind the Scenes with Swedish Cottage Marionette Puppeteers facilitated by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon
The Swedish Cottage puppeteers’ history began 63 years after the Swedish Schoolhouse debuted at the Historic 1876 Centennial Exhibition. Bruce Cannon will take us through the history of the puppeteers and their fascinating journey as a puppet troupe into the 21st century.

12:00 PM ET

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre presents Puppet Time
With support from the Puppet Slam Network, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, housed in the historic theatre in Central Park, will be presenting a digital family-friendly Puppet Slam, “Puppet Time,” originally planned to be performed live during Open House NY weekend. Brought to you virtually from various sites in Central Park. The hour-long “Puppet Time”will feature familiar and never-before-seen marionettes, performances that demonstrate the collective and individual talents of the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre puppeteers, past and present.

“Puppet Time” is funded in part by the Puppet Slam Network (a project of IBEX Puppetry)


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