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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 (9/11-9/25)

September 18, 2014 7:30 PM - September 25, 2014 7:30 PM

A toy theatre opera created by Michael Sommers
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FESTIVAL PASSES to 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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FESTIVAL PUNCH CARD to HANDMADE WORLDS: A Festival of Puppet Theatre

September 25, 2014 12:00 PM

Part of Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre
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ON-TIME CIRCUS Festival 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 Festival Performance by Open Eye Figure Theatre (9/25)

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... Festival 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 Festival 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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FULL MOON PUPPET SHOW! Festival 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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OAKWOOD APARTMENTS Festival 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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SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET Festival 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 Festival 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 Festival 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 Festival 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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ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, MICROCOSM, AND GIACCO Festival Performance by Michael Montenegro / BIRDHEART Festival Performance by Julian Crouch and Saskia Lane.

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 Festival 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 Festival 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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The Longest Night 2014

December 11, 2014 7:30 PM - December 22, 2014 7:30 PM

In "The Longest Night", Bradley Greenwald celebrates winter, the holidays and "hell-idays", seasonal affective disorder, friends, family, Christians and Pagans with pianist Sonja Thompson.
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Open Eye Figure Theatre
Box Officer

Address
506 E 24th ST
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone
612-874-6338

Email
boxoffice@openeyetheatre.org

Website
http://openeyetheatre.org

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