Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre presents Handmade Puppet Dreams, a series of short puppet films collected and curated by Heather Henson (Jim Henson’s daughter) Friday, April 20 at 8:00 P.M. at Owl Glass Puppetry Center, 319 North Calhoun, West Liberty, Iowa. Tickets are $6.00. We’ll be showing a special collection for Earth Day, one of several not yet seen at Owl Glass Puppetry Center. This collection features many styles of puppetry, including hand puppets, shadow puppets, marionettes, object theater, and more.
This event in Owl Glass puppetry Center’s annual Adult Series presents an opportunity for lovers of puppet theatre and film to see cutting edge pieces directed towards adults. Heather Henson introduces independent filmmakers and puppeteers who explore their craft specifically for the camera in this handpicked selection of puppet film shorts. Handmade Puppet Dreams showcases fresh voices who embrace film as their medium and breathe life into their dreams, while exploring a spectrum of live-action puppetry styles, including stop-action, object theater, and many others. Since 2005, Handmade Puppet Dreams has been screened nationally, where it received a UNIMA Citation of Excellence (the top puppetry award in the US), and internationally in France, the Czech Republic, India, United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, Israel, and Prague, where it was awarded “The Best Puppet Film” at The World Puppet Festival. Although directed at adults, these films are also appropriate for teens.