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Glass Onion

Posted by Steve on Jul 27, 2010 in Characters | Subscribe

Frown Town is a patchwork quilt of secondhand garbage.  Not only are the puppets physically constructed from used gear, but the characters and ideas that underpin it all are cobbled together from quirks and fragments collected elsewhere.  Does that paint us as a pair of pernicious plagiarists?  That depends on your poetics.  T.S. Elliot, for one, has got our back: “The poet’s mind is in fact a receptacle for seizing and storing up numberless feelings, phrases, images, which remain there until all the particles which can unite to form a new compound are present together.”  True for poets, true for puppeteers. Read more…

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Kickin’ It

Posted by Andy on Jul 19, 2010 in Production | Subscribe

Magic is real, unicorns exist, and the internet believes in puppets. This past Friday we not only successfully met our Kickstarter funding goal, but exceeded it. After a year of uncertain labor on an insanely outlandish project in a room with no windows, it feels incredible to finally wander out into the light and find that we are loved. Read more…

 
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The Setup

Posted by Steve on Jul 14, 2010 in Production, Sets | Subscribe

Apologies for the long delay between our last post and this one.  We’ve been tackling some fundamental issues concerning the execution of the show, reconsidering the underpinning of the entire production.  Ok.  Mostly we’ve just been watching entirely too much of The Wire.  That show shoulda been called Frown Town, for real.  Now, here’s some work we did detailing the sets.  Read more…

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Step into the Puppet Womb

Posted by Steve on Jun 24, 2010 in Production, Workshop | Subscribe

Being one of 6 to 9 young adults cohabiting in a huge ramshackle house has its ups and downs.  The dishes don’t get done and someone keeps shattering the wineglasses, but at least we’ve got a whole spare room to make puppets in. Read more…

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Set Building on the Sabbath

Posted by Andy on Jun 15, 2010 in Production | Subscribe

Sunday ain’t no kinda day of rest when puppets are involved. We broke that Sabbath, we broke it good. Read more…

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Made of Mission

Posted by Steve on Jun 9, 2010 in Production | Subscribe

Times is tough all over.  It’s not like the old days when any schlub in a smock could pick up a foam injection mold making rig for a sawbuck.  High-voltage electric flocking fields don’t grow on trees, and an animatronics workshop can’t be scrounged off Craigslist for a fiver.  That’s why our puppets are made of Mission. Read more…

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Kickstarting the Show

Posted by Andy on Jun 7, 2010 in Production | Subscribe

Our shoes have run out of string, help us fund the freaky puppet show that haunts our dreams. Read more…

 
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The Fellowship of Felt

Posted by Steve on Jun 4, 2010 in Production | Subscribe

We’re proud to announce we’ve been blessed with nonuplets.  So pleased are we with our felty brood, we took them down to Sears for some family portraits.  Won’t you come and meet the kids?  Read more…

 
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Sunday, Puppet Sunday

Posted by Steve on May 25, 2010 in Production, Sets | Subscribe

This Sunday we invited all our pals down to Frown Town for a good old fashioned puppet set raising.  It was really rather Amish, except for all the whiskey and beer.  Read more…

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The Family Rumsey

Posted by Andy on May 19, 2010 in Characters, Costumes, Props | Subscribe

The Rumsey family looking their finest. Read more…

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