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Winter Sunshine Series for kids

Sandglass Theater thanks all of you for your support during our year end appeal
and in the many ways you are a part of the work we do.

We owe our success to the community in which we thrive.


Year end appeal goal in sight
Thanks to all of your support Sandglass has almost reached the year end fundraising goal of $20,000.  It is not too late for you to pitch in toward the flourishing of our area’s beloved puppet theater.

Teaching puppetry

Sandglass Theater fosters the development of the art of puppetry by offering workshops for children and adults in our community and beyond.  Workshops give participants techniques for building, animating and performing puppets as well as composing puppet pieces.  To book a workshop for your school,

Sandglass Theater on Tour


Babylon tells the story of today’s refugees: their sense of home, their arduous journeys and the challenges of resettlement. Performed by puppets and actors with moving panoramas known as crankies. Babylon weaves together the stories of people recently resettled from Syria,

Punschi at Skirball, Los Angeles

Shoshana Bass and Jana Zeller of Sandglass Theater present a collection of delightful and compelling short puppet pieces in Punschi. Perfect for kids and adults alike, Punschi features hand puppets, a miniature circus, music, and lots of laughs! 

Sandglass at The Yard

Sandglass Theater puppetry workshop and Performance at The Yard

Sandglass will be in residency at The Yard in Martha’s Vineyard, MA January 15th- 20th.

Teaching and performing artists Shoshana Bass and Jana Zeller will be
participating in The Yard’s Making It residency,

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Sandglass Theater!

Sandglass Ensemble Speaks:
Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass
Seventh and last of a series of comments by Sandglass performers and designers.

As founders, Ines and I are very pleased to see new life and projects flow into Sandglass. 

Babylon on Tour


Flynn Center
Burlington, Vermont

Shows on January 12-13  8:00pm

The fallen mythic civilization of Babylon becomes a metaphor for the destruction and destabilization that is leading much of the world into a refugee crisis of mythic proportion.

Sandglass Ensemble Speaks: Jana Zeller

Year End Appeal

Puppets are an exciting means to engage children with their imaginations, encourage creative play, break down social barriers and act as an effective means of communication. Puppets open a door to discovering an interactive experience of narrative,

Sandglass Ensemble Speaks: Shoshana Bass

Year End Appeal

Sandglass is dedicated to the arts of theater and puppetry as means of exploring contemporary issues, inspiring dialogue, and sparking wonder.  This past year Sandglass engaged with issues of social justice through performing Babylon and D-Generation,

Sandglass Ensemble Speaks: Terrell J.Jones

Place your bid by this SUNDAY

Two more days left to place your bid on a crankie built by one of our areas esteemed artists and also support Sandglass Theater’s fundraising drive.A cranky is a wonderful way to bring the family together for songs,

Annual Appeal and Puppet Showplace Theater

Annual Appeal

In the last 31 years, Sandglass Theater has been able to create original ensemble performances, present diverse artists, produce events in our community, and teach the art of puppetry in our community and internationally. With your support we can continue for the next 31 years.

Crankies! performances and Year End Appeal

Crankies! 4th annual weekend of performances
Saturday December 2nd at 5pm and 8pm and
Sunday December 3rd at 3pm
This weekend Sandglass Theater presents the annual weekend of crankie performances. Come see what the crankie craze is all about!

Year End Appeal 2017


Dear Sandglass Theater patron,

The past year has been a time of change at Sandglass. As you read this summary and prospectus, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help Sandglass continue to evolve and meet new challenges.

A Farewell Performance of Autumn Portraits by Eric Bass

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, November 24th and 25th at 7:30pm for the last time.

Babylon at Landmark College

October 31st at 12:15pm and November 4th at 7:30pm Landmark College will present Sandglass Theater’s newest production, Babylon for a special residency and free public performance.  Performances take place at Ladmark’s Greenhoe Theatre.

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.

Sandglass 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. We now need your help!

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.

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