When I Put On Your Glove

When I Put On Your Glove on tour!

Through puppetry, dance and spoken word, a daughter explores what it means for her to slip into her father’s art – both the art form and the actual pieces. This work addresses universal questions of belonging, childhood, loss, death and the complicated nature of navigating generational artistic legacy. The passing of these puppets into new hands marks a pivotal moment of generational transition for Sandglass Theater. It is an engagement with what legacy means in the field of puppetry; how an art form endures and transforms as it is handed to the next generation; and meeting the voice of the past with the voice of the present, and singing it into the future.

“How often do we get to see a meta-puppet show, a puppet-piece *about*
*puppetry*, a deep take on the creative processes of our art, and their
origins in the robust inner child that has survived every puppeteer’s
actual childhood ––a show that probes the making of this art in ways that
look both backward and forward at the same time: the older puppeteer
disappears behind his/her puppet-table to make the puppet fully visible;
the young puppeteer dances in the open space between the staging stations,
portraying in her own body the journey she has willingly taken on. This
gift from her dad which Shoshanna has taken possession of as a way to tell
her own story––Portrait of the Puppeteer as a Young Woman—I received it as
a gift in turn from her to us, her fellow-puppeteers, exploring for us her
initiation into what Julie Taymor calls “this rare and mysterious art.”

Wes Sanders
Founding Artistic Director (retired), Underground Railway Theater

Raritan Valley Community College

Friday, February 1 at 7pm
Saturday, February 2 at 3PM

118 lamington road
Branchburg, NJ


Festival De Castiliers

Friday, March 8 at 8:30pm

Paul-Gerin-Lajoie-d’Outremont Auditorium
475 Bloomfield Avenue
Montréal (Québec)

Sandglass Theater’s favorite series of puppet shows for families coming soon!

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