Yearly Archives: 2014

Do Elephants Dream of Eclectic Sheep?


The audience is invited to visit the bedroom and mind of a slumbering elephant whose dreams are just beginning to unfold. The elephant begins to question her fate as the contents of her room and mind reveal messages either fraught with meaning or frivolous…or perhaps both…or neither?

Sandglass receives NEA Art Works Grant for 2015 programs


Dec 9, 2014 – Sandglass Theater is recipient of a grant of $30,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support our 2015 season, including the September international festival, Puppets in the Green Mountains.

The grant recognizes Sandglass’ achievements in producing its own shows,

An Almost Victorian Christmas


Sandglass Theater heralds in the Holiday spirit with a traditional favorite, An Almost Victorian Christmas on Boxing Day, December 26th at 3pm and 7pm. Come in from the cold and celebrate among friends with music and classic stories brought to life in puppetry and theater.

Keith Murphy at Sandglass Theater

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Keith Murphy: Suffer No Loss, CD Release Concert

Saturday, Dec 13, 7:30pm  Tickets      
at Sandglass Theater
$16 / $13

Local luminary in the world of traditional music, Keith Murphy celebrates the release of his new solo recording,

D-Generation Puppets and Video in Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center exhibit

Nov 6, 2014 – Puppets created by Coni Richards, Jana Zeller and Ines Zeller Bass are on exhibit with video animations developed by Michel Moyse for Sandglass Theater’s D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks at the Brattleboro Museum &

Autumn Portraits on Thanksgiving Weekend


Saturday, Nov 29, 7:30pm 
at Sandglass Theater
$16 / $13

On Thanksgiving weekend Sandglass Theater honors the changing of the seasons with Eric Bass’s annual performance of his award winning solo, Autumn Portraits.

2014 – The Dolly Waggler’s ‘Gross Bliss’

Friday, Nov 7 – 8, 2014

at Sandglass Theater
$16 / $13  

On November 7th and 8th at 7:30pm, Sandglass Theater’s New Visions series presents The Dolly Wagglers from Northern Vermont, with their brand new Work in Progress,

Spybird Theater’s ‘Egg Noir’

Oct 24-25, 7:30pm  

On October 24th and 25th at 7:30pm, Spybird Theater brings Egg Noir to Sandglass Theater as part of this year’s New Visions series. Drawing on object theater and puppetry traditions,

“Feeling Crankie..” – Sandglass Theater and Friends


Friday,Oct 10, 7:30pm  
Sunday,Oct 12, 3:00pm

Come experience the mystique and low-tech charm of pairing song and story with scrolling pictures, when Sandglass Theater and friends come together to present an evening and afternoon of Crankie theater. Featuring performances by: Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass, 

Reflections on Cry You One


From Shoshana Bass

The last two weeks at Sandglass Theater have been a unique experience, unlike any program we have ever produced. To sum up the Cry You One residency necessitates the re-collection of all my senses: back to the welcoming sounds of the voices and instruments that would guide us through the rest of the events,

Cry You One Residency: Gumbo and Film


The much anticipated Cry You One residency gets rolling next week when Sandglass Theater and Vermont Performance Lab present The Jumbo Gumbo Combo at Next Stage Arts Project in Putney. The evening begins with a Louisiana gumbo supper,

Sandglass Gathers to Say Thank You!


Sandglass Theater’s Board of Directors, Staff, and Artists, recently hosted an event to say thank you to and celebrate the support of our donors and friends, and offer a view behind the scenes of our little theater.

2014 Voices of Community


Sandglass Theater and Vermont Performance Lab present
Cry You One

Created and Performed by Mondo Bizarro and ArtSpot Productions

September 9 to 21, 2014
This September, eleven New Orleans theater artists,

TCG awards Sandglass Grant for New International Collaboration

Nathan the Wise, Teatro Luis Poma


Sandglass Theater has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Theater Communications Group as part of TCG’s Global Connections initiative.  This exciting award goes toward the next stages of development in Sandglass Theater’s collaboration with the El Salvadoran company,

Double Image Theater Lab at Sandglass


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A Chance Shadow
July 18-19, 7:30pm

As part of this year’s New Visions series, we’re pleased to be host to the international collaborative team that is Double Image Theater Lab.

Evening of American Roots With a Master Multi-Instrumentalist


MCG & SSS.webMartin Grosswendt with Susanne Salem-Schatz
Thursday, June 26th

Martin Grosswendt is an extraordinary instrumentalist and powerful singer who covers a wide range of American roots music, particularly well known as an interpreter of the country blues of the 20’s and 30’s.

Taking a show on the road – in Cuba


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An Illustrated Talk on Touring in Cuba
Thursday, May 22nd, 8pm
at Sandglass Theater

Join Eric Bass and Kirk Murphy at Sandglass Theater, Thursday, May 22nd at 8pm, as they show images and share some of their experiences on tour in Cuba.

Sandglass Receives Grant for Festival


PGM2015placeholderThe Clowes Fund has awarded Sandglass Theater $20,000 for the September, 2015 Puppets in the Green Mountains international festival.  This beloved Sandglass event has served to bring countless renowned puppet companies from all over the globe to Southern Vermont.  

2014 New Visions Series

The next New Visions Series will take place in October- November of 2017.  Check back here soon for updates on this years exciting lineup!

The New Visions series is funded in part by a grant from the National Endownment for the Arts.

Parade, Puppets, Geraniums and more!


Sandglass Helps Celebrate Library’s 100th Anniversary

PrattLibraryDUMMERSTON, VT-  Dummerston’s Lydia Taft Pratt Library celebrates its 100th anniversary on Saturday, May 17. The day will be filled with events guaranteed to tickle everyone’s fancy. The festivities begin at 10 a.m.