The Boston Area Guild of Puppetry - Dedicated to celebrating and advancing the art of puppetry!

Sunday, March 11, 5:30 PM
at the Puppet Showplace Theatre
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA 617-731-6400


Sarah Frechette & Jason Thibodeaux present: Our Creative Process!

Our special guests will be the amazing Sarah Frechette and her partner Jason Thibodeaux, who will talk about their creative process and what they've been up to lately. While at the PST, Sarah and Jason will be conducting an Adult Class ~ NIGHT SHADE: Cinematic Shadow Effects, on Thursday, March 8th, 6:30-9:30. Sarah will be performing at Puppet Showplace Theater that weekend with "The Snowflake Man". You can come to the 3:00 performance before our meeting to see the show. 

Sarah Frechette co-founder of Night Shade and founder of Puppetkabob, studied marionettes with Master German Puppeteer Albrecht Roser and performed with Phillip Huber on Tony Oursler and Dan Graham's marionette rock opera Don't Trust Anyone Over Thirty, for which Sarah also built the puppets costumes. Together with Jason Thibodeaux, she won the Unima-USA Citation of Excellence for the traveling trunk show The Snowflake Man, as well as, celebrating their 10 year anniversary running the live artist collective Night Shade Shadow Theater. Sarah's studio work includes: LAIKA, HOUSE Special, Bent Image Lab and on the PBS children's television series SeeMore's Playhouse.

Jason Thibodeaux co-founder and director of Night Shade Shadow Theater is currently painting puppets for the stop-mo television show "The Shivering Truth" on Adult Swim. He painted on LAIKA's stop-motion feature films Coraline, ParaNorman, The BoxTrolls and Kubo. Jason illustrated and sculpted the characters for The Spooky Girls puppet film project; had a Savage Dragon Twisted Funnies comic published with Image Comics; and has performed several years at the Lake Eden Arts Festival in Black Mountain, NC; and the Giant Puppetry Festival in New Orleans, LA.

There will also be Show and Tell, if you would like to bring in a new puppet or projects. Also a potluck dinner during the break, so bring something to share. We will also talk about upcoming events, and this year's Regional Festival. Hope to see you there!

Contact John Lechner for more information.


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The Boston Area Guild of Puppetry is a chartered guild of the Puppeteers of America. We are a collection of puppeteers and puppet enthusiasts ranging from professional performers and artists to educators and hobbyists, located throughout upper New England. We hold meetings several times a year at the Puppet Showplace Theatre, to share knowledge and inspiration, and to offer support to other puppeteers.

We offer workshops, consultations and support for those interested in puppetry. We have members who specialize in custom-made puppets or offer performances at venues such as schools, community centers, and birthday parties. Click here to learn more about BAGOP or download a Membership Form.

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