When I Put On Your Glove at the Putney Craft Tour


The Putney Craft Tour is the oldest continuous craft tour in the country. What began in 1978 as a meeting around Margot Torrey’s dining room table, led the way to a national movement of craft tours starting up in many areas around the United States. This year as part of the Putney Craft Tour Sandglass Theater is pleased to present When I Put on Your Glove, A piece about belonging, memory and inter-generational dialogue. This piece is performed and created by Shoshana Bass based on a signature work of her father, Eric Bass.

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. 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; meeting the voice of the past with the voice of the present, and singing it into the future.

This year Sandglass Theater is pleased to present When I Put on Your Glove as part of the Putney Craft Tour. Performances are Saturday and Sunday November 24 and 24 at 7 pm at Sandglass Theater in Putney, Vermont. Reservations in advance are recommended and can be made by calling (802) 387 – 4051 or email info@sandglasstheater.org

“Shoshana’s enactment of her inheritance is technically and artistically assured, a faithful replica that honors the original while placing the young performer’s own creative stamp on it. The show as a whole is a kind of coming-of-age, as the daughter comes into her own as an artist and as the father, rather than simply retiring the show and the handmade, love-made puppets, passes his glove to the next generation.”

-Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

This project is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and donations from all those who generously contributed to the GoFundMe Campaign.

Video by Willow O’ Feral


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