A new paradise
Sandglass Theater is happy to announce the return of Puppets in Paradise! This year we are thrilled to present our most beloved community event and biennial
fundraiser in partnership with the Retreat Farm in Brattleboro. Families will walk
throughout the farm encountering puppets, theater artists and musicians located
along trails nestled amidst the fields, barns and animals including the majestic 2,300 lbs Brahma Red Holstein, Carlos!
A hay wagon will facilitate accessibility options for most of the event.
This year Sandglass is honored to present ten national performers who will animate
the grounds of the Retreat Farm with puppets large and small. Refreshments will be
available to enjoy while visiting the family-friendly landscape, children’s garden and
petting zoo. We look forward to seeing you at the farm for a fun filled day that is
sure to be an event that your children will remember!
Saturday and Sunday September 14 th and 15 th
10 am – 4 pm
$12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $8 for EBT card holders.
History of Sandglass and Puppets in Paradise events
Sandglass was founded in Munich, Germany in 1982 and moved to Puntey, Vermont in 1986. In March 1996 Sandglass opened its newly transformed barn doors to our community. Since then we presented high caliber, engaged theater work of all forms: for adults, families, activists, theater lovers, and the curious and playful of heart. We have strived to offer the best service to our community through the work we create, present and believe in. Our collaborations have spanned the world and created bridges with Cambodia, El Salvador, Poland, Germany, and across the United States and we have brought artist from all over the globe to meet our community through our International Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival. We have collaborated in forms, ranging from puppetry, theater, circus, dance, spoken word, social justice, gardening, and food. We have set the stage for the next generation in whatever incarnation it may be, and continue to widen our circle to include a diverse array of voices and visions.
Sandglass’s mission continues to sustain an artist-driven theater with an emphasis on advancing the development of puppetry as a unique and unusual theater form that embodies the human experience. Sandglass creates new work, engages in challenging collaborations, presents thought-provoking and responsible art, hosts other artists to promote the art of puppetry and expose our audiences to diverse styles and traditions, teaches our process and traditions, and cultivates a fire to create and to keep on creating.
Puppets in Paradise is a celebration of artistry, community and history.