Puppets Come Home! The Art of Masks, Objects, and More…

Today, we’re diving into the enchanting world of puppetry, where a puppet slam awaits you. Picture this: it’s an evening of thoughtfully curated, short-form puppetry performances tailor-made for an adult audience. And the magic doesn’t end there. “Puppets Come Home!” is the event that’s bringing this enchanting experience to life, and it’s all thanks to the incredible generosity of The Puppet Slam Network. So, join us as we explore the fascinating realm of puppetry and discover how these incredible performances come to be.

In the bustling heart of New York City, a true original in the world of eccentric performance has been captivating audiences for a substantial period. Matthew Silver, a name synonymous with unconventionality, has been a fixture in the streets and theaters of the city. His artistic creations defy categorization, offering a delightful and enigmatic experience to those fortunate enough to witness his work. Join us as we delve into the extraordinary realm of Matthew Silver’s performances, a unique blend of the uncanny and the utterly delightful.

Matthew Silver performing at Puppets Come Home ~ Jalopy Music Theater.

In a mesmerizing theatrical performance, Lim Mui brought to life a genuinely bizarre character that left the audience utterly astonished. This enigmatic figure donned a mask so astonishingly unique that it seemed to defy all conventional notions of human qualities.

In a mesmerizing display of creativity and talent, Teah Cory recently took the stage with an exotic dance performance that featured an extraordinary trash heap ensemble. The meticulously crafted costume, resembling a local trash heap, left the audience in sheer amazement with its intricate detail and transformative power. Teah’s ability to breathe life into the seemingly mundane not only created a visual spectacle but also conveyed a profound message of resilience and untapped potential.

In his captivating performance, Mike Hollis graced the stage with a cherished tradition of crafting original folk songs. With his unique blend of personal charm and infectious audience sing-along tunes, he treated everyone to an enchanting and unforgettable experience.

At the recent event, Tom Cunningham and Amelia Castillo, members of the renowned Box Cutter Collective, delivered an exceptional and unique presentation titled ‘The Opinion Man.’ This captivating monologue was a delightful nod to the legendary Lord Buckley, infused with their distinctive charm. The performance was complemented by amusing illustrations on their innovative cranky roll device, making it a truly memorable and entertaining experience.

In a captivating fusion of burlesque, performance art, and personal catharsis, BiBi Knockers took the stage to deliver an experimental “work-in-progress” that plunged deep into a pressing and multifaceted issue that resonated with both personal and political dimensions.

As the mastermind behind the evening’s performance, Brendan Schweda, the producer and MC, takes center stage as the driving force behind “Puppets Come Home.” His presence exudes a profound sense of empathy, evident in his expressive and compassionate body language throughout the event.

For more information and news on upcoming shows, visit the Puppets Come Home Facebook page HERE!

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Jim R. Moore


Photographer/Videographer/Recluse Founder of Vaudevisuals.com