HomePuppetAugust 2021 Guild Assembly “In Individual” at Fairyland’s Puppet Truthful – SFBAPG...

August 2021 Guild Assembly “In Individual” at Fairyland’s Puppet Truthful – SFBAPG – San Francisco Bay Space Puppeteers Guild

Fairyland’s “Day of Puppetry” is an annual occasion (besides final yr) stuffed with quite a lot of joyful puppet exhibits and actions. At the present time will probably be further particular, as this will probably be our first alternative in over a yr and a half to get along with puppet associates and revel in reside exhibits on the attractive grounds of Fairyland. This will probably be a “Cautious” Puppet Truthful for all of us. Fairyland is following all security protocols and offering this shorter day occasion with  necessary masks to maintain all guests protected. For exhibits, there will probably be “The Leprechauns’ Gold” by The Puppet Firm, “The Vaudeville Follies” by Fratello Marionettes and a show of Fairyland’s treasure trove of hand-crafted puppets. 


When: Sat., Aug 28 Midday – 4 pm

The place: At Kids’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, https://fairyland.org

For instructions, public transit & parking, go to https://fairyland.org/visit-us/instructions

NOTE: This will probably be a “Cautious” Puppet Truthful for all of us. Fairyland is following all security protocols and offering this shorter day occasion with necessary masks to maintain all guests protected.



There may be avenue parking and parking at Fairyland. If all of the Fairyland areas are full, do not forget that Fairyland closes at midday, so spots will open up as folks go away. Please permit time for parking. If you wish to attend the Guild assembly, we ask that you simply park between 11:40-12:10. 


The right way to Enter For Guild Assembly beginning at 12:10 pm

The doorway will probably be closed to most people from 12-1 for deep cleansing. Please arrive on the primary entrance between 11:40-12:10. You’ll not be coming into by means of the primary gate. Go to the “Shoe” sculpture by the primary gate. Search for indicators on the fence to the best of the shoe. These indicators will take you to alongside the best hand facet of the fence and across the curve within the fence which faces the lake. The 1st gate you arrive at is the again gate to the Storybook Theater. There will probably be an individual (Randal Metz) at this gate to allow you to in. We’ll keep within the Cinderella Birthday Occasion space till midday, when the morning folks go away. When clear, we are able to all go the the Merry Meadow for the assembly, or if snug, can simply keep within the social gathering space. We hope that everybody will probably be inside Fairyland by 12:15. In case you miss the 12:15 deadline, from 12:16 to 12:45 you’ll be able to nonetheless enter the again gate by texting Kassandra Vargas at 916-519-8350 and she or he’ll get the gate opened. As we could also be assembly on the Birthday Occasion space on the opposite facet of the again gate, you can even strive calling out on the again gate and see if anybody hears you. In case you arrive later than 12:45, please wait till 1pm and enter on the primary gate. 


The right way to Enter from 1-3 pm

Admission is free to Guild members. Go to the “Shoe” sculpture by the primary entrance and inform a Fairyland “helper” that you simply’re with the Guild. They’ll have a roster. Guild members could convey associates who aren’t members, but when they aren’t serving to, they need to purchase a ticket upfront on-line, https://fairyland.org, except they assist out or be a part of the Guild that day. Fairyland could have an up to date roster of members. If non-helping friends aren’t capable of purchase tickets upfront, a Fairyland “helper” may help them do a web-based buy on-site. 

Guild Assembly

From 12:10-12:50 – Be part of the Guild meet & greet (convey one thing to sit down upon and a picnic if you happen to’d like) on the Occasion Space or Merry Meadow (TBD). Round 12:30 there will probably be a quick Guild assembly, led by our new Guild President, John Arnold. Meet your new Board of Administrators, find out about upcoming occasions, share programming concepts and extra. 


Puppet Reveals

2:00 (repeat at 3:00) An Irish Story – The Leprechauns’ Gold on the Storybook Theate

An authentic story from Eire in regards to the care and dealing with of leprechauns. Three brothers wish to marry Meg, however which might outsmart Wily Liam the leprechaun? Puppets and script by Randal Metz, performed by The Puppet Firm. 

The Puppet Firm was created by Randal Metz, and has been producing imaginative household leisure for near 50 years. It strives to current high quality kids’s productions that enchantment to all ages. Every story or well-known “puppet basic” is advised with humor and delights the eyes with well-crafted puppets and colourful scenic results. “Combining theater and puppetry is the important thing to a profitable and inventive manufacturing.” 

Randal has been pulling the strings of the Puppet Firm for the reason that age of ten. With a B.A. Diploma in Theater and Kids’s Theater from San Francisco State College, he’s effectively ready for the vigorous job of entertaining households. After 20 years of apprenticing with Grasp Puppeteer Lewis Mahlmann, of Kids’s Fairyland, he turned companions along with his “at one-time” trainer and presently produces seven totally different puppet exhibits a yr for Fairyland. 

2:30 (repeat at 3:30) “The Vaudeville Follies” on the Emerald Stage

This marionette selection present introduced within the spirit of the old-time music corridor. Our puppeteers carry out in full view of the viewers. Every efficiency is designed to have interaction and enthrall: an opera singer, a trapeze artist, Pierrot and his balloon, a educated canine, and that includes The Wonderful Cutlarini are just some of the acts you may see.

The Fratello Marionettes has been entertaining audiences by means of the artwork of marionettes since 1989. The corporate continues the custom of basic marionette performances. All of the puppets you see in The Fratello Marionettes’ repertoire are conceptualized and constructed by the puppeteers themselves, with painstaking consideration to element. Every marionette takes two to a few months to create.

The corporate additionally collaborates with native symphony orchestras to provide unforgettable performances mixing reside classical music with the storytelling artwork of puppetry.

Based mostly within the San Francisco Bay Space, The Fratello Marionettes has carried out in places world wide.

Volunteers Wanted

Our Guild can even be serving to with the festivities. Please contemplate signing up for a slot or two to share your love of puppetry. Every slot is half-hour and also you gained’t miss a present, as every of the 2 exhibits is repeated as soon as. 

Volunteer Positions

Puppet Greeters:

Please convey a puppet and greet households. You possibly can stroll round or pop up behind a hedge or just discover a shady bench to your puppet to welcome guests. In search of a minimum of 1 puppeteer per half hour, however the extra the merrier. 6 slots.

Puppet Demos

Carry quite a lot of puppets to demo, or your specialty (hand, marionettes, and so forth.) or a puppet you’re making and share your skills. Desk, chair and shade tent will probably be offered. You are able to do solo or ask a buddy to affix you. In search of 1 puppeteer per half hour, however you’ll be able to all the time crew up with a buddy. 6 slots.

Supervise the Puppet Show and Share Guild Data

Give out guild data & keep watch over the puppet show. 

Please have a look at the volunteer alternatives and join a brief shift so as to add your skills to this pleasurable afternoon at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A44ACAE2AA7F49-volunteers

Fairyland will probably be internet hosting the Puppet Truthful each Sat. and Solar. 08/28-29th. For extra data, go to https://fairyland.org/events-and-performances/schedule-of-event.






Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments