A decade retrospective of Austin Puppet Incident streams online


From the sublime to the sophisticated to the silly, for ten years the Austin Puppet Incident has gathered up and presented short puppet theater works from around the world.

In lieu of a live performance this year — if puppets may not be at risk of the coronavirus, puppeteers and a human audience are — the annual showcase streams online Aug. 29.

Co-curators Caroline Reck, of Glass Half Full Theatre, and Connor Hopkins, of Trouble Puppet Theatre Company, have selected a line-up of outstanding performance from the past decade of shows.

Related: “Caroline Reck Builds a Theater of Objects and Ideas”

The cabaret-style show will stream live on YouTube at 8 p.m. CST Aug. 29. The show is free though donations are welcome. To watch go to: youtube.com/user/caroreck

Reminder: Austin Puppet Incident is puppet theatre for adults, not children.

Featured are marionette, shadow puppetry, Punch and Judy hand puppets, tabletop puppetry, glove puppetry, hand and rod puppetry, lion dance, and luminescent puppetry from the following artists:

Connor Hopkins, Caroline Reck, Gricelda Silva, Zac Crofford, Marta Mozelle MacRostie, Amanda Faith Maddock, Ed Valentine, Sarah Nolen, Anatar Marmol-Gagné, Rob Jacques, Mark Stewart, Indigo Rael, Marina DeYoe-Pedraza, Jesus Valles, Emily Weerts, Norman Tran, Helen Febrie, toshio alan mana, Neko Cowan, Dorthi Baker, and Cynthia Nguyen-Nikolovska.


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