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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.



crankie-posterSandglass 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.

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,

Sandglass at Festivals

KO Festival

A long illustrated scroll is wound around two spools and set into a box with a
viewing window. The scroll is hand cranked, the unfolding story narrated, sung
or just accompanied by music. Participants will build their own crankie and
create their own story.

Punschi at Mutton & Mead fair and Putney Library


This weekend June 24th and 25th catch two Punschi shows at the annual
Mutton and Mead Festival in Turner’s Falls, MA.

Sandglass Theater full res 300dpi-49_webKasper and the Cow
created by Ines Zeller Bass and
performed by Jana Zeller
for family audiences

Enjoy a funny adventure with Kasper,

When I Put On Your Glove plays at the Network of Ensemble Theaters Symposium in Seattle

gloveflyerwebOn June 22nd -25th Eric and Shoshana head to Seattle, Washington to join the Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET) National Symposium, Past Forward. Shoshana will be at the conference performing a studio rendition of When I Put on Your Glove,

Puppet Crimes

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

Kasper and Gretel by Jana Zeller


This raucous hand puppet piece features traditional German hand puppet heroes Kasper and Gretel,

Great River Theater Festival at Sandglass Theater


When I Put on Your Glove

A solo tour de force, will be part of the first Annual Great River Theater Festival comes to beautiful Putney, VT July 6-9, 2017. Enjoy an entertaining mix of comedy,

Summer with Sandglass, Summer of Glove

Mark your calendars!

June 3
with Jana Zeller and Shoshana Bass during the
Strolling of the Heifers at the Retreat Meadows in        **Brattleboro,

Crankie workshop with Ines at KO Festival

July 3  – 8, 2017
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Co-Founding Artistic Director of Sandglass Theater

A crankie is an old storytelling art form that has recently become hot again.

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