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• ONE OF A KIND SHOW - Visit our booth: H39
Retail Store Closed - November 23 - December 5,2011
Crazy to Kill - Toronto Masque Theatre
• Puppet Slam: November 12th
• Studio Babette:
Little Fairy Tales for Little People
• Puppet Mongers: Bed and Breakfast

Open Door Designs' OPEN HOUSE
• Papier Mache Moldmaking Workshop a Success!

• New Vintage

• Very Old Cat Marionette
• The Puppet Bike

• Basement Studio Available for Rent
• Perth Dupont Community Garden
• Image Foundry

• Zocalo

When you enter the promotion code "ADa4uyc" from your coupon into the One of a Kind ticket page, you instantly save $3 off the regular on-site adult admission ($11 vs $14!) when you buy tickets online.
Retail Store

November 23 - December 5.

If you need to contact us, please call (416) 531-1290 and leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible or visit our booth H39 at the One of a Kind show.

Crazy to Kill
Friday, November 11, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011

8:00 pm (7:15 pre-show chat)
Enwave Theatre
231 Queen's Quay West

$40 regular/$33 senior/$20 under 30
More Info

Can no one stop the murderer who is stalking the dim halls of the Elmhurst, a private southwestern Ontario asylum? What is the nature of the relationship between Detective Fry and “model patient” Agatha Lawson? What is the significance of the life-sized dolls Lawson creates as part of her rehabilitation? Will the madness never end?

Come see the long-awaited Toronto premiere of the piece with a star-studded cast, and 18 puppets, representing the staff and guests of Elmhurst. Home-grown mystery, gory intrigue, affecting characterization and a brilliantly inventive musical score: Crazy to Kill is a work of great depth and beauty that will have you on the edge of your seat

Saturday, November 12 · 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ralph Thornton Centre - www.ralphthornton.org
765 Queen St. E - it's on the corner of Queen E. and Saulter St., 2 blocks east of Broadview, and there is a pay parking lot on Saulter, Toronto, ON

more info please click

Doors open at 6:30 pm, and you'll want to sit right up front so get there early!!!

Admission is FREE!

Are you craving time spent with PUPPETS!!? Of course you are! You need to play with puppets every now and again or you become sad and your fur loses it's shine...
UNRAKU is once again hosting a wonderful, original ONE NIGHT SLAM, full of bold new acts and exciting videos, and even some improvisation!
What's a PUPPET SLAM, you ask? Well, have you heard of a Poetry Slam before? It's a bit like that, but less rhymey and more fuzzy...
Please note, this is a show for mature audiences - there may be coarse language or references to sex, death, or even rock'n'roll! If you want to bring your kiddies, just be warned you might need to explain some of the jokes to them, or just tell 'em you'll explain it when they're older...

Sunday, November 20, 2011
2:00 p.m. – 1 show
Little Fairy Tales for Little People: Little Red Riding Hood & The Three Little Pigs
Ireland House, Burlington
Applefest Fall Fair ~ A Country Fall Fair right in the Heart of Burlington!
Admission by donation

More Info - www.studiobabette.ca

Puppet Mongers Present:

December 2011 Holiday Season

Tarragon Theatre, Extra Space
30 Bridgman Avenue (at Bathurst & Dupont)

School Performances Dec. 14-23
twice daily Tues-Fri. 10 am & 1:30 pm
Family Performances Dec 16 , 17, 26 & Jan 1st (Gala Performance)


MORE INFORMATION: www.puppetmongers.com or 416.531.1827

This year's Open House was a wonderful success.

Thank you to all that came and John Park and Mike Harding for performing.

See you next year!

Papier Mâché Mold Making
Last Sunday I had the privilege of actually taking one of our workshops! Alexander Mergold is a fabulous teacher and we learned how to build a model, prepare a mold and lay it up with paper and all in ONE day! I can highly recommend this workshop. Alexander taught us many ingenious techniques that he has devised to produce molded papier mâché parts for puppet and doll making.

Alexander's next workshop is a Tabletop Puppet building workshop:

4 days, Sundays
January 15 - February 5, 2012
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
For more information or to sign up click here. Space is limited so sign up soon.

 Baba Yaga - German?
'50's-60's, Handpainted papier mâché


 Big Bad Wolf - Japan
'60's - 10" x 6" - Mint

 Little Red Riding Hood & Sailor
11" x 8" - plaster heads. rubber hands

Shackman Baby Puppet - Handpainted Bisque
50's-60's?, 9" X 8"

Rubber, 9" x 4"

Beautiful old Cat Marionette Interesting Punch and Judy Set - 2-D, painted wood


The puppet bike concept was created by artist and inventor Jason Trusty. The bike itself consists of a large custom-built (by Trusty and his brother Eric) tricycle complete with a small box on the back which serves as a stage for puppet shows. The box is brightly decorated with images of the puppets themselves and other designs. Solar panels on the roof help power the ghetto blaster (which provides music for the shows), as well as fans inside the box that help cool the performer.

The popularity of the bike has increased to the point that Trusty has had to turn away people interested in performing. The summer 2007 lineup included the bipolar friend, an artist from Ontario, Canada, bicyclists, teachers and theatre buffs. The performers keep the majority of their earnings, while Trusty keeps a small portion for bike maintenance.
In the summer of 2008, Trusty had planned to take the bike through Canada to the Arctic.



The basement 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.

more info: info@opendoordesigns.ca , (416) 531-1290

Perth Dupont Community Garden
Started 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 MORE

Material Donations Needed

Donations may be dropped off at Open Door Designs or email Nancy Davis Halifax for more information.

fabric, wool, embroidery floss, needles, crochet hooks, old sweaters

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.

Image Foundry specializes in edition printing, custom art reproduction projects, and high-end photo-retouching work.

1581 Dupont Street,
Toronto, Ontario
M6P 3S5

phone: 416-477-5652

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