Puppet Crimes and When I Put On Your Glove in July

Puppet Crimes at Great River Theater Festival

Sandglass associate artists Jana Zeller and Kalob Martinez present two original hand puppet pieces at Main Street Arts in Saxton’s River

El Beto

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. While the US engages in the war on drugs another war is fought by the cartels in order to gain control of the US/Mexico border.

Kasper and Gretel

Jana Zeller will be presenting her adult Kasper and Gretel. This raucous hand puppet piece features traditional German hand puppet heroes Kasper and Gretel, as they struggle with the duties of a married couple inside an old shack. The action turns comical, tragic and grotesque as the two juggle the baby, their chores and making money, dream of a better future and hide a dangerous secret from each other.

Jana Zeller’s Kasper and Gretel in Puppet Crimes

July 7

10:30 am ~ Punschi: Kasper’s Adventures (family show)
at Main Street Arts Main Stage

4:00 pm ~ Puppet Crimes
at Main Street Arts Main Stage

July 8

10:30 am ~ Punschi: Kasper’s Adventures (family show)
at Main Street Arts Main Stage

1:00 pm ~ Tape Guy Puppet Workshop
at Main Street Arts Art Room

4:00 pm ~ Puppet Crimes
at Main Street Arts Main Stage

When I Put On Your Glove at Fury Factory

FURY Factory festival of ensemble and devised theater, a biennial gathering of performing artists from around the Bay Area and the world. Since its inception in 2005, FURY Factory has become one of San Francisco’s most exciting cultural events, a diverse and accessible home for audiences and artists.

Sandglass Theater’s When I Put on Your Glove

July 12, Thursday8:00 pm at NOHspace
July 13, Friday8:30 pm at NOHspace
July 15, Sunday5:00 pm at NOHspace

When I Put On Your Glove is a puppetry, dance and spoken word piece that explores a daughter’s relationship to her father’s work building upon a premise that puppets are containers of memory. In it, a daughter explores what it means for her to slip into her father’s art – and not just the form, but the actual pieces. This work addresses universal questions of belonging, childhood, fear of loss, death and the complicated nature of navigating generational artistic legacy.

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