Yearly Archives: 2017

Sandglass Ensemble Speaks: Shoshana Bass

Year End Appeal

Sandglass is dedicated to the arts of theater and puppetry as means of exploring contemporary issues, inspiring dialogue, and sparking wonder.  This past year Sandglass engaged with issues of social justice through performing Babylon and D-Generation,

Sandglass Ensemble Speaks: Terrell J.Jones

Place your bid by this SUNDAY

Two more days left to place your bid on a crankie built by one of our areas esteemed artists and also support Sandglass Theater’s fundraising drive.A cranky is a wonderful way to bring the family together for songs,

Annual Appeal and Puppet Showplace Theater

Annual Appeal

In the last 31 years, Sandglass Theater has been able to create original ensemble performances, present diverse artists, produce events in our community, and teach the art of puppetry in our community and internationally. With your support we can continue for the next 31 years.

Crankies! performances and Year End Appeal

Crankies! 4th annual weekend of performances
Saturday December 2nd at 5pm and 8pm and
Sunday December 3rd at 3pm
This weekend Sandglass Theater presents the annual weekend of crankie performances. Come see what the crankie craze is all about!

Year End Appeal 2017


Dear Sandglass Theater patron,

The past year has been a time of change at Sandglass. As you read this summary and prospectus, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help Sandglass continue to evolve and meet new challenges.

A Farewell Performance of Autumn Portraits by Eric Bass

On Thanksgiving weekend Sandglass Theater honors the retiring of Eric Bass’s award winning solo, Autumn Portraits. Sandglass’ longest touring piece of repertoire will perform on Friday and Saturday, November 24th and 25th at 7:30pm for the last time.

Babylon at Landmark College

October 31st at 12:15pm and November 4th at 7:30pm Landmark College will present Sandglass Theater’s newest production, Babylon for a special residency and free public performance.  Performances take place at Ladmark’s Greenhoe Theatre.

Babylon at Raritan Valley Community College

The Babylon Company has arrived in New Jersey where they are in residency at Raritan Valley Community College this week. RVCCArts presents a wide range of cultural programming by professional touring companies of regional,

Welcome Divymaan Sahoo to the cast of Babylon

Sandglass Theater’s new work Babylon requires that performers have skills in puppetry, movement, music and acting as well as an ability to resonate with the difficult subject matter and to mesh in an ensemble environment.  When James Gelter stepped away from the project he left big shoes to fill and Sandglass is delighted to introduce Divymaan Sahoo who has been working with the ensemble to get up to speed for the upcoming November 4th performance at Landmark college and for touring beyond.

Sandglass is holding a fundraising crankie celebration!

Sandglass is looking forward and in the process of implementing a strategic plan to create a sustainable organization that can continue to serve this community, create new work, and build bridges in our own culture and abroad. We now need your help!

Winter Sunshine Series 2017

Saturday March 18th

Double Image Theater Lab: I Laid An Egg

 I laid an EggMargot goes on an adventure with her imaginary pal, Egg, in a world made of evocative shadows and quirky household items.  A nonverbal interactive show filled with unexpected surprises and discoveries that presents a poetic journey for the child in all of us.

the game

Refugee Journey
Babylon workshop and game development

BabylonGameDevelopmentFor the past two weeks some of the Babylon team has been working in Burlington at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.

Job opportunity at Sandglass Theater

Sandglass Theater in Putney, Vermont is looking to hire a consultant to help us implement our Strategic Plan. This hire is funded in part by the USDA Rural Development program.  The consultant would work with Sandglass staff over a period of months to help us initiate programs,

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

Congratulations to our beautiful 2017 summer puppet arts training intensive participants who brought so much courage, trust, and creativity to their work and each other.

This summer has been active for Sandglass in many ways:

When I Put On Your Glove toured to Seattle,

hip hop master dance class with Amirah Sackett hip-hop group “We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic“ was conceived of by dancer Amirah Sackett in 2011, a moment Sackett referred to as “a really tumultuous time in history as far as Islam is concerned.”Determined to shift the terms of the conversation,

Babylon on tour

SANDGLASS THEATER’s new production looks at the relationship of refugees to their homelands, lost and new, and the conflicts that exist within American communities to which they have fled. Working with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, we have interviewed “new residents” in order to gain first hand insight into their plight,

Autumn Portraits at Sandglass Theater


Eric Bass’s Farewell Performance of Autumn Portraits

On Thanksgiving weekend Sandglass Theater honors the retiring of Eric Bass’s award winning solo, Autumn Portraits. Sandglass’ longest touring piece of repertoire will perform on Friday and Saturday,

Puppet Crimes at Sandglass

Coming soon on Saturday August 12th at 7 PM Jana Zeller and Kalob Martinez present original hand puppet pieces at Sandglass Theater.

El Beto by Kalob Martinez is a one man, bilingual, hand puppet version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and is set in the world of the Mexican drug cartel.

National Puppetry Festival 2017

July 18 – 22, 2017
Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota

Puppet Festivals are ideas made real. Imagination brought to life. Creativity shared. Bonds made and friendships forged.

The National Puppetry Festival 2017 brings together nearly 400 puppet artists of all kinds,