D-Generation is headed to Seattle, Washington March 3-9!


A week long residency with performance and workshops

The D-Generation team are gearing up to travel to the Pacific Northwest for an exciting residency in Seattle. On Sunday, March 5th at 3pm, Eric Bass, Ines Zeller Bass, Kirk Murphy, and Sabrina Hamilton will start their week-long residency with an exclusive performance of D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks, their award-winning piece on dementia. The team then will stay on to lead a series of workshops for Seattle caregiver networks, family members of people living with dementia, and, of course, other puppeteers!

Since its premiere at the Ko Festival of Performance in Amherst, MA back in 2012, D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks has enjoyed an extensive tour of the US and Europe. Garnering critical acclaim and several awards, D-Generation has been performed for thousands of audience members along the way. The endearing cast of this challenging although ultimately hopeful and uplifting piece has truly touched the hearts of so many, and we are very proud of this work. This Seattle residency marks this project’s 18th engagement and we are thrilled to be bringing D-Generation to the west coast. Sandglass Theater hasn’t performed on the west coast since 2000 with The Pig Act and not in Seattle since performing Isidor’s Cheek in 1999.

Developed using a collective story–making method called TimeSlipsD-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks explores the rich creative potential and ability to communicate that exists in people with late-stage dementia. Their words, their images, and their creative imaginations yield work that is poetic, humorous, and quite mysterious. From these gathered stories, Sandglass Theater forms scenes of the inner lives of the characters, and creates a piece that reflects the stigma and the acceptance, the despair and the joy that is equally present and possible in both the person with dementia and in their caregivers, family members, and broader community.

SUNDAY, MARCH 5  @ University Prep Theater

D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks

Matinee Performance: 3:00 p.m. – Tickets Available here

MONDAY, MARCH 6 @ Phinney Neighborhood Center

WORKSHOP: The Freedom to Imagine: Drawing on the TimeSlips Technique

10:00 am –  For Home Care Providers
2:00 pm –  For Memory Loss Professionals


TUESDAY, MARCH 7 @ Greenwood Senior Center

WORKSHOP: The Freedom to Imagine: Drawing on the TimeSlips Technique
10:00 am –  For Clergy and members of Congregational Caring Communities
2:00 pm –  For Family Members and Loved Ones of those with Dementia

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 @ Northwest Puppet Center

WORKSHOP: The Soul of the Puppet
10:00 am – Open to all
PRESENTATION: Making D-Generation Style Puppets
2:00 pm – Open to all

THURSDAY, MARCH 9 @ North Seattle College

– Part of the With A Little Help, Inc Annual Care Conference
WORKSHOP: Empower and Encourage Through Story Telling
8:45 am – 12:30 pm –  More info here
Thanks to funding support, most of the workshops are being offered at no cost.
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to work with Sandglass artists!
All workshops have a maximum capacity of 30 participants.
Advance registration is required.

Tickets for the performance and registration
for the workshops are all available online:

Tickets for D-Generation on March 5th!

Register for Workshops


Special thanks to the following for their funding and support of this residency:
The Mackenzie Family Charitable Trust, CarePartners Senior Living, With A Little Help, Inc.,
Seattle Neighborhoods, Temple Beth Am, and the Greenwood Senior Center

And our continued thanks to the following
for their support of the creation of D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks:

The New England Foundation for the Arts National Theater Project with lead funding from
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The National Endowment for the ArtsThe Jim Henson Foundation
The Clowes FundVermont Arts CouncilFresh Sound Foundation

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