Yearly Archives: 2016

Linda Parris-Bailey and Don Spencer speak at Voices of Community

Interview 2.16Nov2016 from Sandglass Theater on Vimeo.

Anu Yadav and Josh Davis speak about housing justice and displacement at Voices of Community


Anu Yadav (writer/performer) is a Helen Hayes-nominated actress, writer and theater-based educator dedicated to uplifting untold stories.  As an actress, Yadav has performed with the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Imagination Stage, Theatre Alliance, and African Continuum Theatre,


…30 years and counting

Help us celebrate 30 years of vibrant puppetry and theater art in southern Vermont with a gift of at least 30 dollars.

ericinesIn 1980, Eric and Ines met, and the rest is history—the inspired adventure in puppetry and theater art that is Sandglass Theater.

Crankie Fest

Join us for the Third Annual Crankie Fest at Putney’s Sandglass Theater on December 3rd and 4th.


Celebrating the magic and diversity of “crankies”, an art form that accompanies songs and stories with illustrated scrolls that are hand-cranked within small wooden theaters,

Autumn Portraits, Side by Side

side-by-sideOn Thanksgiving weekend Sandglass Theater presents Eric Bass’s annual performance of his award winning solo, Autumn Portraits. This year however will honor the changing of the seasons in a physical and metaphorical sense. Eric will be joined by his daughter,

D-Generation on Tour

dgenD-Generation goes back on tour in October

After enjoying much success in Erfurt, Germany, D-Generation is embarking for two more weekends of performances, closer to home:

University of St. Joseph, West Hartford CT
Autorino Center for the Arts
Fri and Sat October 7 and 8 at 7:30 and Sun October 9 at 2 PM

Raritan Valley Community College North Branch NJ
The Theatre at RVCC
Fri October 14 at 7 PM and Sat October 15 at 3 PM



Anna & Elizabeth

Popular ballad & Crankie duo returning to Sandglass Theater by very popular demand.

Sunday November 6th, 2016 at 7 PM
An evening of all new ballads and crankies

Anna & Elizabeth bring their intimate and haunting traditional music &

Mamulengo! Traditional Brazilian Puppet Show by Chico Simões


Chico Simões: Mamulengo Presepada

Saturday September 24 at 3 pm

Don’t miss it! One Show Only! The talented Brazilian Mamulengo handpuppet performer Chico Simões will be in the U.S. this September with his masterful performances of Mamulengo,

Voices of Community 2016

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Voices of Community: Art, Food, Shelter, Justice

a presentation of Sandglass Theater and Next Stage Arts Project

November 13-20, 2016


Voices of Community brings together artists,

Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller at Sandglass

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Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller perform country and old-time music, singing close harmony with Jesse’s unique finger-picked guitar style and a healthy dose of old-time fiddling.  Emily was raised playing and singing old-time and country music (the Louvin Brothers and the Stanley Brothers were household favorites) with her parents while they traveled the world as journalists.

first full work-in-progress showing of Babylon

To purchase tickets for Babylon at Next Stage please click here

Tickets are $18 general admission and $16 for seniors and students.  The performances are on Friday and Saturday April 28 & 29,

NEA Chairman Jane Chu visits Sandglass


State of the arts
NEA Chair Jane Chu visits Windham County to survey its creative scene


Randolph T. Holhut/The Commons

Alex Aldrich, left, the executive director of the Vermont Arts Council,

Paul Sheren

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing
of Paul Sheren, Sandglass Theater’s beloved board member. 
He is greatly missed and will not be soon forgotten. 
He spent his last hours in the company of cousins,
Gabrielle Tenzer,

VT Gives


Mark your calendars JUNE 7th for VT Gives!  It is a day of state wide donations to nonprofit organizations and Sandglass Theater is delighted to offer this chance to show your support for our work.

Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year To You From All of Us at Sandglass,
and May Your Winter Be Full of Sunshine. 

As we reflect on this last year, we find Sandglass at an organizational transition. Many questions of succession, life cycles,

Puppeteer Cuts His Strings

A Puppeteer Cuts His Strings

Kirk Murphy is moving on. Kirk has been Sandglass Theater’s administrator for over eight years. He’s also a great performer who has toured with us in D-Generation: an Exaltation of Larks and in The Story of the Dog,

Helios, The Winter Sunshine Puppet



Helios, The Winter Sunshine Puppet is
Searching For a Forever Home

We had a wonderful closing to our Ninth Winter Sunshine season! These shows are always a fantastic way to brighten up the dim winter days.

New Accessibility Ramp


Sandglass Theater has added a new cement walkway to improve physical accessibility at the theater’s events. While the theater has had a legally accessible grade for years, the gravel walkway has been less than adequate, especially in bad weather.

BRAD SHUR – Cardboard Explosion

Due to circumstances beyond our control,
this show has been cancelled.
Cardboard Explosion
Brad Shur of Puppet Showplace (MA)
April 9, 2016 at 1:00PM and 3:00PM


Get ready to exercise your imagination in this brand new and highly interactive show!

FAYE DUPRAS – The Great Red Ball Rescue

Faye Dupras - REd Ball

The Great Red Ball Rescue
Faye Dupras (MA)
March 19, 2016 at 1:00PM and 3:00PM
All seats are $8

Tickets for 1:00PM Show

Tickets for 3:00PM Show

Sandglass’s beloved Winter Sunshine Series continues with a romp around the world in an upturned umbrella that will surprise and delight audiences of all ages.