Sat, Jun 17|
Heck hath no fury like puppets filmed.
an outdoor, experimental live puppet show filming with a small live audience. Puppeteers are Playdoh, Rafiana, InJest Puppets, and Heads Out Hands Out.
Time & Location
Jun 17, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
About the event
Date & Time: June 17th 6-8pm
Description: An outdoor, live puppet show filming project in front of a small live audience.
- If you want to be part of a live audience, please rsvp. Limited to 20 spots.
- Rain or shine. If it is rainy, we will be under the pavilion.
- Age 16+ is recommended. Be advised that there may be some adult content and strong language. Minors should have their parents'/guardians' permission and/or an adult supervisor.
- It's perfectly fine to bring your own food and drinks.
- Parking is limited and on one side of Milton Street. Please carpool or rideshare.
- Suggested donations to the puppeteers $10 Donations can be made here https://www.heck.house/donate or onsite.
- This is a private event not open to the public. Until Heck.house receives its business license (pending) all events are run as a hobby by Paula Novelle.
Scroll down to cHECK out the puppeteers
Playdoh is a multimedia performance artist exploring contested spaces and animated objects. They work as a prop and puppet maker and performer, creating work that irreverently comments on the way we structure our lives under capitalism, and the ways we try and fail to create and maintain authentic connections with one another. Most of their productions are created from trash and recycled materials and feature rag-tag community casts.
See his reel here: https://youtu.be/Vk1w_4VP7rA
Heads Out Hands Out (Adam Clarke and Daniel Dotson)
Heads Out Hands Out is the only Atlanta-based puppetry group that guarantees you will see the head AND hands of the puppeteers during a performance. It is their solemn vow that you will never see their hands gloved, or faces obscured. You are sure to see them from the base of the neck to the top of their head, and from their wrists to their fingertips. Everything else is up to the discretion of Heads Out Hands Out.
Adam and Daniel met as coworkers at a pizza place over a decade ago. They have since managed to become somewhat functioning adults, and have collaborated on a number of puppetry performances, songs, and live comedy performances. Daniel is a long-time puppeteer and ventriloquist, and Adam studied writing and performance at The National Puppetry Conference in 2022.
A video of their local holiday puppet slam piece: https://youtu.be/o6IK8xyu8QU
Rafiana is a multidisciplinary artist and performer and theatre/musical director of the performance art group Tooth Lifeless. Often, their works are based on dreamlike poetry. The most recent live works they have produced have been large-scale experimental theater pieces in which a live orchestra has been present scoring movements and actions that are loosely choreographed with an emphasis on the performer improvising through 'moods' created by the various elements in each scene. Their work has since begun to move into the realms of clowning, organic spatial interruption, and bizarre theater. Rafiana designs many of the aesthetic elements of their theater world which involves creating costumes and puppets among other things. The more recent themes of their work have been rooted in thoughts about identity disillusion, time/timelessness, destiny, and death/saints of death. There is ritual present in the movements of the art. What will be presented will reflect the flow of a river through them and objects present in the garden that grows into the earth.
His Tooth Lifeless live act: https://youtu.be/MY721DhXcsI
For over 15 years now, Heidi Carpenter has been selling her unique puppet creations and performing as In Jest Puppets (occasionally recruiting her musician husband Paul and talented daughter Joy to assist)! She currently serves as President of the Atlanta Puppetry Guild. Her favorite performing credit was playing ROCKY in The Rocky Horror Puppet Show! Heidi loves teaching puppet building and performance techniques to kids at various summer camps every year, and has built the masks and puppets for two productions of The Lion King Junior! She never misses the chance to perform at Atlanta PUPPET SLAMS, and is equally excited to do shows for toddlers! Her puppet creations are often made from unusual and unexpected materials such as: oven mitts, wooden spoons, car-wash mitts, gloves, recycled plastic bottles, fuzzy socks, thrift store toys, pizza box shadow stages, etc. She hasn't missed a National Puppetry Festival since attending her first one in 2007.
A short here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MLDZmW2bO4
Any questions or concerns? Email Paula firstname.lastname@example.org