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SFBAPG Guild Meet 8/26/06

SFBAPG meeting of August 26th was held at Oakland’s Fairyland, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Fairyland and the “Grand Opening” of the remodeled puppet workshop and stage.. The meeting was preceded by a viewing of a video taken by Lee Armstrong at the 26th Annual Puppet Faire -in 1988. On […]


Stolen Puppets! Keep An Eye Open!

Yesterday, during the first day of our fall rehearsal, we found that 8 puppets had been stolen out of our van. These are puppets that took us months to create for our show, “Little One Inch.” I don’t have to tell you how devastating this kind of loss is, and […]


Japanese Puppeteer Manami Sakamoto

Guild members who attended the holiday party in January had the great privilege of seeing a performance of Otome Bunraku by Manami Sakamoto, visiting from Japan. Bunraku is perhaps the best known of the styles of puppetry from Japan. Traditionally bunraku was the realm of men performers, and each large […]