April Workshops and Sandglass On Tour

April Workshop Weekends

Puppet Building Workshop

April 5-7

Under the masterful guidance of Sandglass co-founder Ines Zeller Bass and Sandglass company member Jana Zeller, participants will learn the basics of a customized rod puppet. The process will include modeling a head and hand, techniques for painting puppet faces, and a fabric body. From this foundational structure students will develop and discover their own unique puppet characters. Get your hands busy and your imagination fired up in this weekend long immersion in the art of building your own puppet. This workshop is for adults (age 18 and up) of all levels of experience.

  • Friday April 5 from 6 – 9 pm
  • Saturday April 6 from 9 am – 4 pm
  • Sunday April 7 from 9 am – 3 pm


Introduction to Performing with Puppets

April 12-14

Sandglass Artistic Directors Eric Bass and Shoshana Bass will lead participants  through a number of exercises and concepts for breathing life into a puppet.  Through breath and the power of the imagination, students will develop skills for working with one-person and three-person puppets, as well as developing short performance pieces.

  • Friday April 12 from 6 – 9 pm
  • Saturday April 13 from 9 am – 4 pm
  • Sunday April 14 from 9 am – 3 pm

Puppets in the Classroom

April 26-28

Puppetry is an amazing means of encouraging expression in children, developing confidence, literacy, hand/eye coordination, team building and delving into the imagination. Sandglass company members Jana Zeller and Shoshana Bass will share ideas and projects for grade-level puppetry projects, and how to emphasize and support your course curriculum with a hands-on process.

  • Friday April 26 from 6 – 9 pm
  • Saturday April 27 from 9 am – 4 pm
  • Sunday April 28 from 9 am – 3 pm

Workshop cost is $250 plus $25 materials fee. $50 deposit to hold you spot. Reserve your place in any of the April weekend workshops by contacting info@sandglasstheater.org

Sandglass Theater On Tour

Babylon, Journeys of Refugees

SANDGLASS THEATER’s action-packed, high energy show, Babylon: Journeys of Refugees, is a response to the world wide refugee crisis and it’s impact on communities in the United States.

Puppet Showplace Theater’s Puppets at Night Series

January 24-26 at 8:00 pm
Modern Theatre, Suffolk University
525 Washington Street, Boston MA 02111

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Refugee Journey: A Community Workshop

FREE Interactive Community Workshop with Sandglass Theater
January 23 (Wed) | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Space is limited – register today!
Suffolk University Modern Theatre
525 Washington Street, Boston MA 02111

What does it take to get someone to safety?

Join Sandglass Theater artists for an interactive workshop and discussion designed to deeply engage audiences in the real-life stories and global political circumstances that inspired BABYLON: JOURNEYS OF REFUGEES.

When I Put On Your Glove

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.
Raritan Valley Community College
February 1 at 7pm and Saturday, February 2 at 3PM

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Festival de Casteliers
March 8 at 8:30 pm
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D-Generation: An Exhaltation of Larks

Final performance of this award winning Sandglass production about dementia and caregiving.

New England Youth Theatre
May 24 and 25 at 7:30 pm
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