June 25th, the 1st of what I hope will be an annual live in person event at Rhizome DC in Takoma Park MD:The Rhizome Puppet Lab 1st 12hr Puppet Festival: Skits & Bits. It will be an 8am-8pm event, Bring unfinished puppets and unfinished scripts and work towards an evening presentation!
PUPPET FILM PREMIERE! Happening in Connecticut on 2/18/2022!
Join us 2/18/2022 for the "BERNICE, TOO" Premiere Screening and Elmwood's 20th Anniversary Party!!! This is going to be a nite to remember!
We'll not only be screening "Bernice, Too" for the first time but we'll also have music, comedy, and other wild weirdness happening to celebrate 20 years of Elmwood Productions!
Tickets are only $5.00 and are available here - "Bernice, Too" Movie Premiere Screening Tickets, Fri, Feb 18, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite
Two men. One wheelchair. And a day in their lives... The world is a wonderful and strange place. Let's spend some time in theirs. "Bernice, Too" is a music infused experimental sketch comedy, starring a cast of puppets, in a world of our creation. Nothing too deep. But, maybe just deep enough.
"Bernice, Too" is PG-13. This is an all ages event.
The puppet collection of Dr. Tom White will be sold at an estate sale in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, October 8-10, 2021. In addition to being an incredible eye doctor and inventor, Tom was an avid puppeteer and traveled the world collecting puppets. His collection includes a set of hand carved Punch and Judy puppets, hand puppets, books, props, and a stage. For more information about the estate sale, go to
I hope you can join us for an incredible opportunity to learn about puppeteers from all over the country that I think are exceptional! Think of this opportunity to be able to view and possibly hire these performers in a way that would have previously been rather difficult otherwise….
Live Streaming performances have a lot of benefits to consider: really interesting backstage tours, supper cool filters and effects and best of all NO TRAVEL FEES!!!
The next Talent Showcase of streaming puppetry performers and workshop presenters will be Friday February 26th at 3pm. If you are not able to join us live ( and ask questions if you do join us live…) the video will stay up though June for you to view. I am proud to be presenting some top notch puppetry performers and better than that… you won’t have to watch any of my shadow puppets! Downside is I’ll be hosting, but I hope you will join us none the less.
I will attach a fine promo picture and a Youtube link for the event….. https://youtu.be/qLYnp0oVh0Q
Jim (Nappy) Napolitano
My original song, "Toilet Paper for Me" (performed by my puppet Burger), is featured in BroadwayWorld's "2020: The TikTok Musical" contest.
We are the only contest submission to feature a puppet character.
I would greatly appreciate your vote for my submission: https://www.broadwayworld.com/tiktok/
Join The Connecticut Guild of Puppetry and Elmwood Productions for a screening of “Animal Behavior” as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Elmwood Productions. This is a free Zoom based event!
Elmwood founder, Jon Bristol and members of the Elmwood cast and crew will also be on-hand to talk about the film along with a few special guests.
This event is open to both members of the Connecticut Guild of Puppetry and newcomers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information! And visit the Facebook Event Page HERE! This is the first event in the celebrations of Elmwood's 20th Anniversary and we're super excited to have it be the family friendly fun of "Animal Behavior"! For more information and to join the Connecticut Guild of Puppetry please visit https://ctpuppetry.org/
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This is just the first event of 2021! The first event of the celebrations of 20 Years Of Elmwood Madness!
More to come! Including a special screening of HEAD in March at The Sea Tea Improv Comedy Theater! More on that HERE!
A mask-body puppet workshop.
VIEW is an award-winning puppet infused program that promotes awareness and discussion about mental wellness. Especially important at this year when so many are feeling the effects of isolation, VIEW will bring together community and family to (self) reflect, tell stories and create, exhibit and perform beautiful art.
Running Dec 15-Jan 14 online via Zoom over 8 sessions.
Find out more & register here.
Please note this course is suitable for ages 17+
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