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Open Eye Figure Theatre

Minneapolis, MN


Open Eye Figure Theatre, under the leadership of acclaimed theatre artist Michael Sommers, creates grand theatrical events on an intimate scale; producing work that is at once both whimsical and profound. It entertains people of all ages with award-winning puppet-theatre in the company's beautiful, historic Minneapolis home.  Open Eye is also home to the nationally recognized Driveway Tour, which brings the magic of puppetry to neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities every summer; and Open Studio, a pioneering program which provides established artists with opportunities to explore new artistic directions.


Events

Strumply Peter

September 11, 2014 7:30 PM - September 21, 2014 4:00 PM

A toy theatre opera created by Michael Sommers
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HANDMADE WORLDS: A Festival of Puppet Theatre

September 25, 2014 12:00 PM

Produced by Open Eye Figure Theatre in collaboration with the Great Plains Region of The Puppeteers of America and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
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ON-TIME CIRCUS Performance by Margo McCreary

September 25, 2014 3:30 PM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre
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STRUMPLY PETER Performance by Open Eye Figure Theatre

September 25, 2014 5:00 PM - September 25, 2014 7:30 PM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre
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LOVE IS... Performance by Masque Theater Company

September 25, 2014 8:00 PM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre
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Workshop--BIRDNESTS FOR SPIRIT by Dan Polnau

September 26, 2014 9:00 AM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre. An in-depth exploration of the mystical origins of puppetry.
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Workshop--CHARACTER DESIGN FOR PUPPETS by Steve Mark

September 26, 2014 9:00 AM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre. How do you design a puppet that conveys great "character" and communicates that "character" well to your audience? Good question, huh.
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Workshop--MASK MOVEMENT FOR ALL by Larry Hunt

September 26, 2014 9:00 AM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre. Intended for Theatre or movement students or professionals interested in exploring the non-verbal elements of masks, or anyone else who wants to have fun.
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Workshop--PAPER CUTTING AND JOINT-ERY FOR SHADOW PUPPETS by Hannah Quinn Rivenburgh

September 26, 2014 9:00 AM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre. Clear linework imbues your shadow puppets with intentionality, expressiveness, and focus.
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Workshop--BASICS OF VACUUM FORMING by Gordon Smuder

September 26, 2014 10:30 AM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre. Explaining the basics of the vacuum-forming process.
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Workshop--OLD AND NEW STUFF IN THE STORES by M'El Reum

September 26, 2014 10:30 AM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre. The purpose of this workshop is to cover new and old products that lend themselves to working on puppets.
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Workshop--CINEMATIC SHADOW PUPPETRY TECHNIQUES by Manual Cinema

September 26, 2014 1:00 PM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre. In this workshop, participants will experiment with cinematic shadow puppetry using overhead projectors.
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Workshop--INTRODUCTION TO NEEDLE FELTING by Pam Corcoran

September 26, 2014 1:00 PM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre. Participants will learn basic needle felting techniques while constructing their choice of a small rod puppet, or a head for another type of puppet from un-spun wool and felting needles.
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Workshop--MONSTER PUPPETS (FROM CONCEPT TO CREATION) by Kimberly Baerg

September 26, 2014 1:00 PM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre. Participants will have the opportunity to design and create a moving-mouth monster puppet.
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Workshop--PUPPET MAKING FOR THE CLASSROOM TEACHER by Tom Bonham

September 26, 2014 1:00 PM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre. Tom Bonham will demonstrate quick puppet making processes from common and inexpensive materials.
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Workshop--MONKEY MIND PIRATES: A WORKSHOP IN PLAYFUL MINDFULNESS by Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith of Z Puppets Rosenschnoz

September 26, 2014 2:30 PM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre. Tap into the power of puppets, rock and yoga with the Monkey Mind Pirates, Z Puppets' award-winning arts and mindfulness initiative.
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THE MYSTERIOUS METAMORPHOSIS OF MR. KRANK Performance by Toybox Theatre and Cripps Puppets

September 26, 2014 5:00 PM - September 26, 2014 7:30 PM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre
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OAKWOOD APARTMENTS Performance by David Commander

September 26, 2014 7:30 PM - September 26, 2014 9:30 PM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre
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THE BEST OF THE FULL MOON PUPPET SHOW! Performance curated by Liz Schacterle

September 26, 2014 7:30 PM - September 26, 2014 10:00 PM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre
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SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET Performance by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

September 27, 2014 10:00 AM - September 27, 2014 12:00 PM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre
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FINDING HOME Performance by Eulenspiegel Puppets

September 27, 2014 1:30 PM - September 27, 2014 3:00 PM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre
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PULCINELLA Performance by Paul Mesner Puppets

September 27, 2014 1:30 PM - September 27, 2014 3:00 PM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre
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ADA/AVA Performance by Manual Cinema

September 27, 2014 4:30 PM - September 27, 2014 7:30 PM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre
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BOULBUS I, MICROCOSM, AND GIACCO Performance by Michael Montenegro / BIRDHEART Performance by Julian Crouch

September 27, 2014 4:30 PM - September 27, 2014 7:30 PM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre
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RODEO WING DING CABARET Performance by Festival Performers

September 27, 2014 9:30 PM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre
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MY LIFE AS A FAIRYTALE Performance by Open Eye Figure Theatre

September 28, 2014 10:00 AM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre
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Contact
Open Eye Figure Theatre
Susan Haas

Address
506 E 24th ST
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone
612-874-6338

Email
susan.haas@openeyetheatre.org

Website
http://openeyetheatre.org

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History

Hammer, Anvil, and Stirrup

August 06, 2014 7:30 PM - August 11, 2014 7:30 PM
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Full Moon Puppet Show

July 12, 2014 9:00 PM
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Beer 101

June 21, 2014 3:00 PM
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Open Eye Garden Party

June 16, 2014 6:00 PM
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Weill and Brecht: The Berlin Years

June 05, 2014 7:30 PM - June 08, 2014 7:30 PM
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Spring for Summer

May 16, 2014 6:30 PM
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Full Moon Puppet Show

April 12, 2014 10:00 PM
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The Platform Series

April 10, 2014 8:00 PM - April 26, 2014 8:00 PM
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Workshop: Creating Content

April 05, 2014 9:30 AM
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Workshop: DIY Shadow Puppetry

March 26, 2014 7:00 PM
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Workshop: Limitations of Myself

March 01, 2014 1:30 PM
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Strumply Peter

February 21, 2014 7:30 PM - March 15, 2014 7:30 PM
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Workshop: The Secrets of "Trash/J...

February 01, 2014 9:30 AM
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Full Moon Puppet Show

January 25, 2014 9:00 PM
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Workshop: Making Marionettes Move

January 04, 2014 9:30 AM
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The Longest Night

December 19, 2013 7:30 PM - December 22, 2013 7:30 PM
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Workshop: Down and Dirty Crankie...

December 07, 2013 9:30 AM
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An Idiot Divine

November 18, 2013 7:30 PM - November 20, 2013 7:30 PM
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Workshop: Creating and Telling th...

November 02, 2013 9:30 AM
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The Clumsy Man

November 01, 2013 7:30 PM - November 23, 2013 7:30 PM
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Full Moon Puppet Show

October 19, 2013 9:00 PM
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Don Juan in Vegas

October 11, 2013 7:30 PM - October 14, 2013 7:30 PM
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The Paper Hat Game

September 27, 2013 7:30 PM - September 29, 2013 4:00 PM
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Puppetry Workshop: The Gesture

September 14, 2013 9:30 AM
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Humanimal

August 08, 2013 7:30 PM - August 18, 2013 7:30 PM
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Full Moon Puppet Show

July 27, 2013 9:00 PM
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Milly and Tillie

June 28, 2013 7:00 PM - July 21, 2013 4:00 PM
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The Accidental Hero

June 06, 2013 7:00 PM
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Discovery Through Puppet Play Wor...

June 01, 2013 9:00 AM
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Spring for Summer

May 17, 2013 6:30 PM
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Full Moon Puppet Show

April 27, 2013 10:00 PM
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Devon

April 18, 2013 8:00 PM - April 21, 2013 4:00 PM
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SOLO: An Evening with Michael Mon...

April 11, 2013 8:00 PM - April 14, 2013 4:00 PM
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Contestoria Puppetry Workshop

April 06, 2013 9:00 AM
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Loss Machine

April 04, 2013 8:00 PM - April 07, 2013 4:00 PM
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The Birthday Party

March 22, 2013 7:30 PM - March 30, 2013 7:30 PM
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Crash Course in Marionettes

March 02, 2013 9:00 AM
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To The Moon

February 14, 2013 7:30 PM - March 16, 2013 7:30 PM
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Puppetry Workshop: DIY Shadow Pup...

February 02, 2013 9:00 AM
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Full Moon Puppet Show

January 26, 2013 9:00 PM
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Puppetry Workshop: Cardboard Crea...

January 05, 2013 9:00 AM
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Want and Ignorance Present "Littl...

December 13, 2012 7:30 PM - December 16, 2012 7:30 PM
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Full Moon Puppet Show

October 27, 2012 9:00 PM
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The Learning Fairy

October 19, 2012 7:30 PM - November 17, 2012 7:30 PM
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A HOLE

September 22, 2012 8:00 PM - October 01, 2012 8:00 PM
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Evidence of Happiness- a concert...

September 21, 2012 7:30 PM
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Barbara Meyer

August 24, 2012 7:30 PM
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POLITICO

August 10, 2012 7:30 PM - August 19, 2012 4:00 PM
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BLIND DATE the CONCERT

July 28, 2012 8:00 PM
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Toy Theatre After Dark Workshops

April 16, 2012 6:30 PM - April 18, 2012 6:30 PM
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Toy Theatre After Dark

April 13, 2012 7:30 PM - April 21, 2012 10:00 PM
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The Accidental Hero

April 01, 2012 2:00 PM
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Bend in the River, a concert by C...

March 29, 2012 7:30 PM - March 30, 2012 7:30 PM
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice

February 09, 2012 7:30 PM - March 11, 2012 7:30 PM
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Lay of the Land by Tim Miller

January 13, 2012 8:00 PM - January 14, 2012 8:00 PM
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The Learning Fairy

October 13, 2011 7:30 PM - November 13, 2011 4:00 PM
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Yarrh! the lusty, busty, pirate m...

September 09, 2011 7:30 PM - September 24, 2011 10:00 PM
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Joice Rejoice

August 11, 2011 7:30 PM - August 21, 2011 7:30 PM
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Milly and Tillie

July 08, 2011 7:00 PM - July 24, 2011 4:00 PM
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Children and Other Optical Illusi...

June 09, 2011 7:30 PM - June 11, 2011 7:30 PM
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Refreshments

May 26, 2011 9:00 PM - June 04, 2011 9:00 PM
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THR3E x THR3E

May 06, 2011 7:00 PM - May 22, 2011 4:00 PM
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It's Women's Work: 5

April 21, 2011 8:00 PM - April 23, 2011 8:00 PM
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It's Women's Work: 4

April 15, 2011 8:00 PM - April 17, 2011 7:00 PM
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It's Women's Work: 3

April 08, 2011 8:00 PM - April 10, 2011 7:00 PM
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It's Women's Work: 2

April 01, 2011 8:00 PM - April 03, 2011 7:00 PM
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It's Women's Work: 1

March 25, 2011 8:00 PM - March 26, 2011 8:00 PM
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It's Women's Work Series Pass...

March 25, 2011 8:00 PM
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November Day

March 04, 2011 10:00 AM - March 06, 2011 4:00 PM
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The Holiday Pageant, Written and...

December 03, 2010 7:30 PM - December 23, 2010 7:30 PM
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Cabinet of Wonders:an impossible...

October 29, 2010 7:30 PM - November 14, 2010 4:00 PM
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Peter Ostroushko Anniversary and...

October 01, 2010 8:00 PM - October 02, 2010 8:00 PM
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The Maria Project

August 18, 2010 7:30 PM - August 19, 2010 7:30 PM
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Folks and Heroes, by Kevin Kling

August 11, 2010 7:30 PM - August 17, 2010 7:30 PM
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Jelloslave's Purple Orange CD Re...

April 02, 2010 7:30 PM - April 03, 2010 7:30 PM
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Seeds & Toy Theatre After Dark

March 19, 2010 7:30 PM - March 28, 2010 2:00 PM
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The Mushroom Picker, written and...

January 15, 2010 7:30 PM - January 16, 2010 7:30 PM
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The Holiday Pageant

December 04, 2009 7:30 PM - December 23, 2009 7:30 PM
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