"The Painted Bird" 2014

PAPERHAND’S SUMMER SHOW IS FUNDED!!!

Thanks to all of you, we reached and exceeded our Kickstarter campaign goal! We feel very loved and very supported. THANK YOU for helping us bring what we create into the world.

PLEASE JOIN US!

For our 16th annual 2015 Summer Show

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Paperhand Puppet Intervention is a puppet company based out of Saxapahaw, NC located on the beautiful Haw River.  For over fifteen years we have "The Painted Bird" 2014been creating original large-scale puppet extravaganzas complete with giant puppets, masks, shadow puppets, stilt dancing, painted flats, live music and so much more! These shows tell stories of the human heart, illuminate myths from around the world, and inspire young and old alike through their unique brand of creative expression. We allow our creativity to guide us to create extraordinary puppets that entertain, bring joy, instigate wonder, and inspire contemplation about the incredible world around us. Through our annual summer performance, Paperhand Puppet Intervention helps create a community that shares not only their picnic blankets, but also their ideas and experiences.

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“The Painted Bird” 2014. Photo by Joshua Gira.

Each year we write, create, build and perform a large summer Pageant-Play-Spectacle. These performances last about an hour, include a ensemble of professional musicians who create an original score of music and involve a cast of puppeteers, which has included as many as twenty-eight performers!

Throughout the year we are deeply steeped in our community and take part in public celebrations, parades, weddings, civil support (“interventions”) and general acts of vivacity! We also create learning opportunities, host workshops and spread knowledge of the great world of puppetry!

Join us at our upcoming Summer Show!

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Donate to Paperhand using Paypal!

We believe we add an important component to the fabric of life and we hope you do too! Help us continue bringing incredible low cost “No one turned away because of lack of funds” performances by making a donation.

Among our long list of expenses are: monthly studio rent, utilities, paint, lumber, tools, materials for costumes, theatre rental, sound professional, lighting professional, moving trucks to safely haul the puppets, etc! etc! etc!

We rely on our own practice of frugality, creativity and a huge amount of volunteerism, so no amount is too great or too small.

THANK YOU for keeping Paperhand Puppet Intervention alive and thriving!





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Upcoming Events

36th Annual Festival for the Eno
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: 6:00 pm
Location: West Point on the Eno, Durham City Park, 5101 N Roxboro Rd Durham, NC 27704
Description: July 4 & 5, 10am - 6pm, West Point on the Eno, Durham City Park, 5101 N Roxboro Rd
Durham, NC 27704. Join our Paperhand Puppet parade on July 4th!

Details: http://www.enoriver.org/festival/

Sat July 4: NO Community Work/Play Day, but visit us next Sat!
Starts: 10:30 am
Ends: 5:00 pm

July 4: Saturdays in Saxapahaw
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: 8:00 pm
Location: Saxapahaw, NC, USA
Description: The weekly festivities include performances by top bands and a thriving Farmer’s Market. Every week we feature exciting events and activities for children. Festivities take place every Saturday from 5pm-8pm through the end of August. Admission is free though donations are appreciated, organizers pass around a “Swan Bucket” each week for the band. It’s a beautiful day out! Come On Along!!!
http://www.rivermillvillage.com/saturdays-in-saxapahaw-2

36th Annual Festival for the Eno
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: 6:00 pm
Location: West Point on the Eno, Durham City Park, 5101 N Roxboro Rd Durham, NC 27704
Description: July 4 & 5, 10am - 6pm, West Point on the Eno, Durham City Park, 5101 N Roxboro Rd
Durham, NC 27704. Join our Paperhand Puppet parade on July 4th!

Details: http://www.enoriver.org/festival/

Sat July 11: Community Work/Play Day
Starts: 10:30 am
Ends: 5:00 pm
Location: Paperhand Studio: 6079 Saxapahaw Swepsonville Rd Saxapahaw, NC 27340
Description: Help build our summer show! All ages and skill levels are welcome to drop in and help in whatever ways they can. Volunteers will papier-mâché, paint, sew, lend your creative eye and share your playful spirit. Have a great time sharing your talents! BONUS! You’ll have your name printed in our Summer Show program!

Details: Community Workdays occur Saturdays beginning in June and run through the end of July. Check the calendar for the exact days and times. Drop in and join us for as much time as you’re able! Our Paperhand studio is a lovely, creative mess so be sure to arrive in your work clothes.

More info: http://paperhand.org/get-involved-2/

 

View our Calendar for a full list of events


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