…30 years and counting

Help us celebrate 30 years of vibrant puppetry and theater art in southern Vermont with a gift of at least 30 dollars.

ericinesIn 1980, Eric and Ines met, and the rest is history—the inspired adventure in puppetry and theater art that is Sandglass Theater.

This year marks 30 years in Vermont of authentic, thought-provoking original work, engaging international festivals, beloved Puppets in Paradise, and exciting collaborations with ensemble theaters and puppeteers throughout the world. In 2016, your generosity brought performers from around the country and around the world to Putney, and our Annual Puppetry Intensive hosted students from Turkey, Poland, Canada, Japan, and the US. In a time of intolerance, true to our mission and vision of inclusiveness, minds and hearts remain open at Sandglass.

With your help, we sustain our regular series’: Winter Sunshine shows for kids, New Visions, showcasing new, artistic work, and a re-invented Voices of Community, a week of dynamic performances, and energizing workshops, forums, lunch conversations, and panel discussions. This year’s theme—Food, Art, Shelter, Justice—began an essential conversation on how the arts can be a force for social justice in our community, and brought us much-needed hope.


Thanks to you, the art of founders Ines and Eric Bass continues to evolve, and the next generation of artists, inspired by the Sandglass spirit of discovery, steps onto the stage.  Daughters Jana Zeller and Shoshana Bass perform locally and on tour, and bring their own creative imprint to several of Ines and Eric’s signature pieces for children and adults. Our latest production, Babylon, co-directed by Eric Bass and Roberto Salomon uses a new Sandglass ensemble, a beautiful choral score, puppets crafted by Ines, and the testimony of refugees and asylum seekers to reveal the aching heart of this humanitarian crisis, and how it affects us all.  With your help, Babylon will debut in 2017.

Sandglass has flourished where it was planted because of you, our extraordinary audience and community.  Thank you for keeping us green and growing! Grants fund only part of Sandglass Theater’s expenses.  Your generosity pays our hard working staff, keeps the doors open and the lights on, and helps keep ticket prices affordable for most of our community. You can donate online by clicking the button below.

Sandglass Theater presents responsible art, teaches our process and traditions, and above all—cultivates a fire to create, and to keep on creating.

With great appreciation for 3 decades of unstinting support—Thank You!

The Sandglass Theater Artists, Staff, and Board Members

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