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

Fairyland’s “Day of Puppetry” is an annual occasion (besides final 12 months) stuffed with quite a lot of joyful puppet reveals and actions. At the present time can be additional particular, as this can be our first alternative in over a 12 months and a half to get along with puppet buddies and revel in reside reveals on the gorgeous grounds of Fairyland. This can be a “Cautious” Puppet Honest for all of us. Fairyland is following all security protocols and offering this shorter day occasion with  obligatory masks to maintain all guests secure. For reveals, there can 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 Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, https://fairyland.org

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

NOTE: This can be a “Cautious” Puppet Honest for all of us. Fairyland is following all security protocols and offering this shorter day occasion with obligatory masks to maintain all guests secure.



There may be avenue parking and parking at Fairyland. If all of the Fairyland areas are full, keep in mind that Fairyland closes at midday, so spots will open up as folks go away. Please enable time for parking. If you wish to attend the Guild assembly, we ask that you just park between 11:40-12:10. 


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

The doorway can be closed to most of the people from 12-1 for deep cleansing. Please arrive on the fundamental entrance between 11:40-12:10. You’ll not be coming into by 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 can be an individual (Randal Metz) at this gate to allow you to in. We’ll keep within the Cinderella Birthday Celebration 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 get together space. We hope that everybody can be inside Fairyland by 12:15. Should you miss the 12:15 deadline, from 12:16 to 12:45 you possibly can nonetheless enter the again gate by texting Kassandra Vargas at 916-519-8350 and she’ll get the gate opened. As we could also be assembly on the Birthday Celebration space on the opposite facet of the again gate, it’s also possible to strive calling out on the again gate and see if anybody hears you. Should you arrive later than 12:45, please wait till 1pm and enter on the fundamental gate. 


The 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’re with the Guild. They’ll have a roster. Guild members could convey buddies who aren’t members, but when they aren’t serving to, they need to purchase a ticket upfront on-line, https://fairyland.org, until they assist out or be part of the Guild that day. Fairyland may have an up to date roster of members. If non-helping visitors 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 a part of the Guild meet & greet (convey one thing to take a seat upon and a picnic if you’d like) on the Celebration Space or Merry Meadow (TBD). Round 12:30 there can be a short Guild assembly, led by our new Guild President, John Arnold. Meet your new Board of Administrators, study 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 concerning 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 attraction to all ages. Every story or well-known “puppet basic” is informed 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 artistic 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 Children’s Theater from San Francisco State College, he’s nicely ready for the vigorous job of entertaining households. After 20 years of apprenticing with Grasp Puppeteer Lewis Mahlmann, of Children’s Fairyland, he grew to become companions together with his “at one-time” trainer and at present produces seven totally different puppet reveals a 12 months for Fairyland. 

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

This marionette selection present offered 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 skilled canine, and that includes The Superb Cutlarini are only a few of the acts you may see.

The Fratello Marionettes has been entertaining audiences by 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 supply unforgettable performances mixing reside classical music with the storytelling artwork of puppetry.

Primarily based within the San Francisco Bay Space, The Fratello Marionettes has carried out in areas world wide.

Volunteers Wanted

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

Volunteer Positions

Puppet Greeters:

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

Puppet Demos

Deliver quite a lot of puppets to demo, or your specialty (hand, marionettes, and many others.) or a puppet you make and share your abilities. Desk, chair and shade tent can 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 possibly can all the time group up with a buddy. 6 slots.

Supervise the Puppet Show and Share Guild Information

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 abilities to this gratifying afternoon at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A44ACAE2AA7F49-volunteers

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






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