When I Put On Your Glove goes to Montréal

Festival De Castiliers

Friday, March 8 at 8:30pm

Paul-Gerin-Lajoie-d’Outremont Auditorium
475 Bloomfield Avenue
Montréal (Québec)

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. This work addresses universal questions of belonging, childhood, loss, death and the complicated nature of navigating generational artistic legacy. The passing of these puppets into new hands marks a pivotal moment of generational transition for Sandglass Theater. It is an engagement with what legacy means in the field of puppetry; how an art form endures and transforms as it is handed to the next generation; and meeting the voice of the past with the voice of the present, and singing it into the future.

“How often do we get to see a meta-puppet show, a puppet-piece *about*
*puppetry*, a deep take on the creative processes of our art, and their
origins in the robust inner child that has survived every puppeteer’s
actual childhood ––a show that probes the making of this art in ways that
look both backward and forward at the same time: the older puppeteer
disappears behind his/her puppet-table to make the puppet fully visible;
the young puppeteer dances in the open space between the staging stations,
portraying in her own body the journey she has willingly taken on. This
gift from her dad which Shoshanna has taken possession of as a way to tell
her own story––Portrait of the Puppeteer as a Young Woman—I received it as
a gift in turn from her to us, her fellow-puppeteers, exploring for us her
initiation into what Julie Taymor calls “this rare and mysterious art.”

-Wes Sanders
Founding Artistic Director (retired), Underground Railway Theater

Special fundraiser for The Root Social Justice Center

Sunday March 17th
Sandglass Theater (Putney, VT)
1pm – 3pm      Ages 10+The play tells the stories of two families (one white and one African-American) as they encounter divides of race and struggle to respond. Presented as a staged reading, Gasping Whiteness runs one hour and is followed by a one hour facilitated dialogue, exploring how the themes of the play speak to our lives and our stories.
The cross-racial, cross-generational ensemble includes playwright Will MacAdams and social justice
educator/theatre maker Trenda Loftin (who co-direct and also perform in the piece); two Western MA child
actors, ages ten and eleven; and Atlanta-based visual artist Angela Davis Johnson, who developed its visual landscape.

100% of the proceeds from the performance will benefit The Root Social Justice Center.

Tickets and more information can be found at www.gaspingwhitenessputney.brownpapertickets.com

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