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The Brookline Tab, October 2012
Brookline's Puppet Showplace to Present Monthly Folk and Fairytale Slam

"...Traditional storytellers from massmouth,inc. and the Puppet Showplace Theatre will present a new monthly series of folk and fairy tale slams for adults....Special Guest: Maria Tatar is the John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures. She chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University, where she teaches courses in German Studies, Folklore and Children’s Literature. Tatar’s bicentennial edition of the “Annotated Brothers Grimm” hits bookstores this month. Stick around after the slam for a Q&A session and book signing with the author. Read More...

Mommy Poppins Blog, July 2012
Pure Air-conditioned Fun: Puppet Showplace Theatre

Puppets aren’t really our thing. Well, at least I thought they weren’t. For a long time, we had heard about the delightfulness of the Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline, but we never understood the appeal. However, we’re up for almost any adventure this summer, so when a friend invited us to see Pinocchio last Friday, we said “Sure, sounds good”. The kids were actually excited from the start, but I wasn’t sold until I heard that the theater is air-conditioned. Little did I know, we were going to have the most fun we've had in ages. Read More...

The Brookline Tab, March 2012:
Brookline Shadow Puppet Class

"...Malone’s lizard is a shadow puppet. Lying on the table, it’s an inanimate cardboard cutout. But held in front of a lamp, it casts a lifelike projection onto a paper screen — complete with a wriggling tongue. The lizard is one of many simple puppets students designed for a shadow puppetry class hosted by the Puppet Showplace Theatre, one of the theater’s several adult offerings. Taught by resident puppeteer Brad Shur, the class meets once a week to hash out the basics of an art form with a storied history." Read more...

Puppet Slam Network, March 2012
Chatting with Slam Curator Roxie Myhrum
"...I hate the term Adult Puppetry. PST has a history of using Puppets at Night as a way to indicate that a certain event is not part of our regularly scheduled family or kids programming, which takes place in the mornings and early afternoon.  Most of our kid audience is in bed when our slam starts. The audience for the slams is pretty age-diverse, though, including many people who are older adults as well as students and even some teenagers.  Occasionally there are people who come expecting something super raunchy who are disappointed, but I guess I'm OK with that. Read More...

The Boston Globe, February 2011
New Director at Brookline Puppet Theatre
Dancer and arts administrator Isabel Fine joined the Puppet Showplace Theatre as its executive director this month.... The full-time position will involve fundraising and outreach to the community, Fine said, as well as working with the staff to move the organization forward. Read More...

The Brookline Tab, August 2011
One Man's Trash is another Man's Robot Puppet
When should you not put bottles and cans in your blue bins? When they can be used to make puppets. Parents and kids took plastic and aluminum commingles -- along with fabric remnants, paper bags and even broken umbrellas -- to the Puppet Showplace Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 6, to use in their masterpieces at a "Junk Puppets" workshop. Read More...

The Boston Globe, June 2010
Her Heroes have Always Been Puppets

If you start seeing a lot of young performing types streaming off the MBTA’s D Line in Brookline Village, you may have the new artistic director of the Puppet Showplace Theatre to blame. The Harvard grad and theater jack-of-all-trades brings visions of puppet collaboration as well as a commitment to the traditions and carefully crafted works of the age-old art form. Read More...


The Brookline Tab, March 2010
In Brookline, Puppets Aren't Just for Kids Anymore
There may be puppets on the stage, but don’t expect to find any toddlers or school children in the audience on March 20. “It’s puppetry without a safety net,” Ben Henry, marketing director at the Puppet Showplace Theatre, said of the upcoming PuppetSlam...Part of Showplace’s long-running adult series, “Puppets at Night,” the PuppetSlam offers a night of off-beat performances aimed at an adult audience that isn’t likely to take in a puppet show. Read More...
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