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CANCELED - The Fairy Tailor with Sarah Nolen
Mayo Street Arts
Portland, ME
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CANCELED - The Fairy Tailor with Sarah Nolen
Featuring Sarah Nolen, Puppet Showplace Theater Resident Artist

Meet the Fairy Tailor, hard at work in her enchanted shop, where dressing racks and laundry baskets are known to have a mind of their own. Watch as she transforms everyday garments into extraordinary characters, and shares stories of bravery, from Little Red Riding Hood(ie), to The Emperors New Clothes. With the audiences help, the Fairy Tailor summons the courage to take a stand against a giant, crafting a solution that combines cleverness with creativity. This colorful, interactive production is guaranteed to inspire audiences of all ages.

Duration: 50 minutes.
Recommended for ages 4 and up.

About Sarah Nolen

Sarah Nolen is a puppeteer and filmmaker from Austin, Texas. She has a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Puppetry from the University of Connecticut, and a BFA in Film from Southern Methodist University. Sarah moved to Boston in 2017, and is currently the third ever Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline. Since coming on board at Puppet Showplace, Sarah has debuted two new shows: The Fairy Tailor in February 2018, and Judy Saves the Day in January 2019. As resident artist, Sarah tours her own solo family puppet shows around the greater New England area  including to libraries, schools, community theaters, and local events. She teaches puppetry classes to all ages, and also takes on puppet design and build commissions. Recent clients & projects include Suffolk University Theater, The Metropolitan Opera Chorale, The Boston Pops Orchestra, and INSIGHTS Intervention, LLC.

As a puppeteer, Sarah has trained with Sesame Workshop, Sandglass Theater and at the National Puppetry Conference at the ONeill Theater Center. In 2011, she completed a year-long improvisational training program at the Dallas Comedy House, creating the long-form puppet improv troupe Commerce Street. She has performed internationally in Canada, Turkey, and Denmark. Her solo puppet works have been selected for the National Puppet Slams of 2013, 2014 and 2015. She has performed as a puppeteer in puppet slams and festivals around the country, including the Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival, the Casteliers Festival in Montreal, EnvisionFEST Hartford, and The Out of Bounds Festival in Austin.

As a puppet builder, Sarah has interned for Puppet Heap in Hoboken, NJ. She has worked as a puppet builder for AchesonWalsh Studios, The Boston Pops Orchestra, Central Square Theatre in Boston, Suffolk University, and is currently building a new show in development as a co-production with the Boston-based non-profit, Wee the People. In 2018, she received a Drama Desk Award Nomination for her work with Sinking Ships production of The Hunger Artist.

As a filmmaker, Sarah has worked as a production coordinator for nationally-syndicated television shows on networks such as CMT & HGTV. Her short films have screened at the Slamdance Film Festival in Utah, the USA Film Festival, the AFI Film Festival in Dallas and the Atlanta Film Festival. In 2015, she received the Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship for her television project, Treeples. http://www.sarahnolen.com/


Mayo Street Arts (View)
10 Mayo St.
Portland, ME 04101
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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