in the process of scheduling the Fall
Workshops. Please check
here for those that
have been already scheduled and watch future
newsletters for more info.
You can also get on a mailing list to get a note when
particular workshops are scheduled by emailing
indicating the workshops you are interested in.
you can put together a group of 4 or
more we are more than happy to schedule any
of the workshops to suit your timetable.
studio is now finished and available for rent
for small meetings and events. A beautiful clean new space,
there is approximately 350 sq ft of floor space. 2 tables, 12
chairs, microwave, kettle, coffeemaker, fridge and bathroom.
$15/hr - 8 hour minimum
$20/hr by the hour.
& Friends are visiting from the USA. Bob will performing
in Toronto libraries as shown below and then again, at Puppets
Up! in Almonte.
Don't miss it! Visit the Puppets to Go website
festival is the most wonderful event! Open Door Designs
will be there again this year. Look for us near the Post
year’s “All Creatures Great and Small”
theme tells it all – the festival has been turned
over to all the bugs and birds, and critters and plants
that charm and fascinate us in our natural world. Check
out our fabulous line-up of puppet troupes and watch for
more details about all the fun we have planned."
Pedaler’s Wager Dufferin Grove Park, Toronto
Stationary Shows: 7pm Weds - Sunday and 2pm Friday in Dufferin
Mobile Matinees: 2pm Saturday & Sunday
until August 14. MORE INFO
Written & Directed by David Anderson
& Amira Emma Routledge
Design by Amira Emma Routledge
Music Direction by Chris Wilson & Nuno Cristo
& Paper Theatre proudly presents our first ever bicycle-based
mobile play: The Pedaler’s Wager. This original comedy
features puppetry, live music, and our very own CYCLOPS: Cycling
Oriented Puppet Squad. Each weekend audience members are invited
to cycle from act to act alongside performers, literally following
the troupe to the show's conclusion.
We invite you on a journey through an epic tale of modernity,
as spun by a peddler and his troupe who risk their livelihoods
to tell this story of societal transformation. When a small
family is forced to leave their riverside home, cajoled by developer
Baron Boots, his consort Lady Grabsome, their disastrously hungry
son Otto, and a smooth-talking PR Department, where will they
go? Pushed into the new life of the Future, how will the family
This ambitious undertaking is the culmination of three years
of development establishing Clay & Paper Theatre's CYCLOPS:
Cycling Oriented Puppet Squad. This show will take Clay &
Paper’s unique brand of theatre to the streets; animating
and energizing Toronto’s public spaces, promoting active
living, and drawing attention to urban environmental issues
through original bicycle-infused theatre.
Exit, pursued by a bear.
Created By Quality
A multidisciplinary puppet play exploring the relationship
between humans and bears. "
"On the streets of Vancouver a young girl befriends a
prophetic beggar who never tells the same story twice. Her
dreams are being haunted by a mysterious Grizzly. Could this
curbside encounter reveal the troubling truth that connects
these star-cross'd strangers?
Time: Saturday, August 6 at 10:30pm - August 13 at 7:00pm
Location: Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue
or 6 for $5
Childcraft Puppets are all marked 1988 and are $22.00
each. 6" - 8"
Cat Push Puppet '50s
4" - $25
the Wonder Dog Push Puppet
missing ears-6"; base 2.5"- '50s - $45
Dragon Puppet -'50's-'60s- Painted Papier Mache and cotton
- 10" x 5" - $35
Lady Marionette - 30's-40's
16" x 12"; 38" Strung
#806 - 1950
Mint - $75.00
#? - 1950
Mint - $75.00
Witch - '50s-'60s
'70's - $80.00
am also pleased to say that we now have some provenance on these
wonderful Czech puppets were brought into the store. They are
in mint condition and we now know that they were made after
1948. They were purchased "as old" in the early 1950's.
from the Puppet
Museum in Chrudim in the Czech Republic wrote this about
puppets displayed in your slideshow are small marionettes
from a serial production for family theatres. They were manufactured
by Mr. Lubor Svorcik (*1911 - ?) from Pardubice, Czechoslovakia.
He obtained a licence for "a production of art puppets"
in 1948. He designed and produced the puppets himself, only
with a help of his wife until the early 1980´s."
26 puppets are about 10" tall and including the controller
24" tall. The owners would like to sell them. They are
available individually @ $35 ea or the set of 26 for $780. If
you would like to purchase them, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (416) 531-1290.
White of the Stanchester Eco Pirates reacquainted me with Puppet
and here is one of their offerings. Visit their website.
"The shows date from the 18th Century, when a French
dentist, Laurent Mourget, adapted a character from the Commedia
dell'Arte -- Polichinelle, called Punch in England -- and
cast him as the rambunctious star of short puppet shows, which
he used to attract clients. (He pulled teeth for free and
made his money selling painkillers after the procedure.) Eventually
Polichinelle morphed into Guignol, a poor tradesman with great
wit and a strong sense of justice, who was constantly getting
the better of those he tangled with.
shows proved more popular than his dental practice, so Laurent
devoted himself to them, and they spread to all parts of France.
Many of the Guignol companies that survive today can trace
their decent back to the dentist and his children, who carried
on their father's work."
falsetto sock puppet theatre
Absolutely nothing to be said!
Here is the link to Kev f Sutherland's website
This note from Susan
Berman of the Perth Dupont Community Garden:
" Our garden is looking for one or two people interested
in flowers and roses, to help with our Front flower Bed, and
our Native Plant - Butterfly Garden."
just as a garden with individual plots in 2005 by the City Councillor
Adam Giambrone, it has been transformed into a thriving Community
Garden, and is now a center for Urban Agriculture. With ethnic
and lifestyle diversity, our garden is a place to grow food, flowers,
friendships, and personal social and leadership skills. READ
June Harlowe Foods
1627 Dupont Street
(Between Dundas & Symington, south side)
RED WAGON COLLECTIVE
may be dropped off at Open Door Designs or email Nancy
Davis Halifax for more information.
RED WAGON COLLECTIVE: DONATIONS
fabric, wool, embroidery floss, needles, crochet hooks, old
RED WAGON COLLECTIVE was formed in 2006 in response to our desire
to deepen our artistic, collaborative, and community-engaged
practices through residency projects that would enable us to
develop both intensive and extensive relationships in the Junction
- a rapidly changing neighbourhood in Toronto's west end. We
share a desire to work collaboratively with artists and non-artists
to create work that inspires new conversations; softens boundaries
between groups separated by age, culture, ability, and economic
status; promotes the presence of art in everyday life and contributes
to increasing public engagement in community development. The
work we create with communities is used in producing exhibitions,
public installations, and celebratory performance events.We
are currently working within the walls of the Evangeline Shelter.
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