Monthly Archives: January 2017

Sandglass stands against the refugee ban

Sandglass Theater is working with Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program to create a performance that tells stories of the journeys of people who have fled war and violence.

Years ago, I was caught in a snowstorm coming home from Vancouver just before Christmas.

Sandglass on upper Broadway


Last weekend, Punschi made it’s upper Broadway debut at Symphony Space. Sandglass enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of this beautiful venue and we were tickled at seeing “Punschi” up in lights!

Next month Punschi will be going to Boston with two Public library performances: February 23 at the Marlborough Public Library at 3 PM and February 24 at the Auburn Public Library at 4 PM. 

Puppets without Boarders at Next Stage

Puppets Without Borders

Please join Jana Zeller and Chris Yerlig in a slideshow and video presentation about their work with children in India, Monday Feb. 6 at 7pm at Next Stage Arts Project in Putney,

Sandglass in India

Puppets_photocredit:Jana Zeller

In November Jana joined Magicians without Borders and traveled to Mumbai, India, to teach and perform puppetry at an art camp for orphaned boys and girls. “Learning Beyond” is a camp designed to inspire underprivileged children to find confidence,

Eric Bass’ Keynote in Calgary

Eric Bass, Sandglass Theater

Keynote in Calgary from Sandglass Theater on Vimeo.

HowlRound; Staging The Glass Menagerie with Puppets


There are two things about Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie that suggest a staging including puppets. The first is that the piece is a memory play. Puppets love memory plays. The second is that Laura lives in a world of glass animals.

Network of Ensemble Theaters/TEN Shareback


Sandglass Theater – Working toward a Puppet Dramaturgy in El Salvador

Spring 2015 Grant Recipient

Sandglass Theater (Putney, VT) collaborated with Teatro Luis Poma (San Salvador, El Salvador) on a puppetry production of G.E. Lessing’s Nathan the Wise,

HowlRound, The Myths of Puppet Theater

Eric Bass
May 14, 2014

Every object has natural properties. For the moment, I will use the words puppet and
object interchangeably. The puppet is, after all, an animated object, and while object
theater is different from puppet theater,

University of Connecticut Article by Reay Kaplan

The Art of Eric Bass
by Reay Kaplan
student paper for Trends in Contemporary American Puppet Theater
University of Connecticut

Eric Bass is truly an innovator in the world of puppetry.