AdvertisementTHE DETROIT PUPPET SLAM IS BACK! 2021 EDITION
Get ready for another amazing night! Please join CMAP and the 7 presenting artists in this iteration of the Detroit Puppet SLAM! as they perform bright, thought-provoking, and curious puppet and performing object pieces ranging from 2-8 minutes each.
This year the event will be both in-person and virtual-- make sure you select the correct ticket options. In-person attendees are encouraged to show up 10 minutes before showtime. Virtual attendees will be emailed the streaming link on the day of the event, make sure to check your spam.
Please consider making a donation with the purchase of your tickets. Donations will go toward our current capital campaign to add ADA accessible amenities to our outdoor space. Thank you!
Friday, June 18, 2021, 8:00PM EST, inside and online at CMAP, 2221 Carpenter Ave, Detroit, MI 48212
Like past Detroit Puppet SLAMS! this will be a one-night-only event! See below for participating artists and follow us on social media for updates.
1) "Squirreled Away" by Flaming Cardboard Theater, including Lindsay M., Jason Hicks, and Kristi Ternes, with music by Joel Jackson and Walter Prettyman
A new Toy-Theater-esque puppet show depicting baffling backyard behavior, cardboard critters and a triumphant escape from normality! We will be performing the show live with live music in a traditional "booth" type stage.
2) "Demtrius's Wild ride!" by James Abbott, with Monty Etzcorn
Demetrius is forced to get a way when an old friend comes back in town. He pulls out every trick he has to escape!
3) "Simorgh" by Tom Carey
Sketch for a shadow puppet adaptation of Sufi allegorical poem, "A Conference of the Birds" by Attar. Shadow puppet designs based on/influenced by Persian and Arabic calligraphy.
4) "Revenge is for the Birds" by Allyson Gonzalez
Ever want to scream at somebody but couldn't find the words? Hire one of our aviation technicians at Not So Sub Tweets to do the dirty work for you!
5) "I Thought I" by Kate Brehm
A puppet show of frames about love and loss for tiny cardboard creatures.
6) "Voyeurs of Earth" by Bridget Quinn and Leslie Rogers
This collaboration is the next chapter of Ground Cinema, an interactive projection performance series by Bridget, in which microscopic scenes of the grotesque and beautiful are sourced from surrounding flora, fauna, and friends. We plan to make wearables that transform us into masses of plant matter and urban detritus, developing characters from our surroundings who observe the audience, rather than the other way around.
7) "Tiny Computer Smoking Cigarette Tries to Create the Worlds Best Loaf of Bread" by Zach Kolodziej
It is about a tiny chain smoking robot on wheels who works for a tech start up slash creative think tank slash in the whimsical labyrinth headquarters of the Zero One Building. Tiny robot computer dude gets hired to create the perfect loaf of bread. Can tiny robot do it? Find out in this doodle-style shadow puppet show with an original soundtrack inspired by Shrek and traditional Jewish prayer melodies.
HOSTED & PRODUCED BY:
Carrie Morris and the CMAP Team
Special thanks to our sponsor Puppet Slam Network <3
Suggested general admission is $15.00, however we have a handful of Pay-What-You-Can seats available to those who need it, starting at $5.00.
If you are experiencing any covid-19 symptoms or have a fever over 100.4 degrees please do not attend in-person event, virtual options are available.
Though not required, masks are encouraged.
We cannot wait to see you!
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
CMAP, 2221 Carpenter St, Detroit, MI 48212, Detroit, United States