Puppets ‘n’ People is a Minneapolis-based puppet and mask company devoted to using puppetry, mask, and sculpture to engage audiences to connect with each other and establish community. We use fun, professional quality puppets to entertain and delight audiences of all ages. We have several ready-made puppet shows ready for a formal audience setting, or we can provide wandering puppets for gigs and special events.
Both kids and adults enjoyed the puppet show. Seth was punctual and did a great job keeping the children engaged and entertained!
Seth was amazing! We had about 30 preschool children running wild and Seth was able to round everyone up and maintain everyone's attention for the 30 minute puppet show!! The children sat and listened intently to his show. Seth is TERRIFIC with children! He went above and beyond--blowing bubbles and playing with the children before and after the puppet show. I will definitely be referring to friends. :)
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 20 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
On the day of a performance, audience members can expect that performers will arrive at least 20 minutes prior to a performance to set up the stage and puppets. We will deliver a professional, high quality puppet show, and we will take another 20 minutes removing the puppets and stage from the site location.
For our wandering puppet and mascot characters, you can expect our performers to arrive 15 minutes prior to the contracted time. They will wander the event in 30 minute to 45 minute increments taking 15 minute to 30 minute breaks as needed to ensure that everyone has a great time.
Puppets 'n' People began as a suitcase puppet show to spread joy across the United States performing at libraries, children's museums, child-care centers, farmer's markets, backyards, art studios, art museums, parks, and more. The first puppet show asked audience members to share the story of the happiest moment of their life. Some of these joyful moments were then added back into the puppet show. Since then, Puppets 'n' People has created three puppet shows for the Minnesota Zoo, performed as part of the Saturday Matinee series and PuppetLab at In the Heart of the Beast, created a puppet show called Domingo Siete based on a Mexican folk tale, and created a touring birthday party puppet show.
WHAT WE DO:
We create fun, professional puppet shows that are great for audiences of all ages for birthday parties, fairs, festivals, or other special events. We also can offer workshops or interactive activities in puppetry and mask performance for crowds and event attendees as well as several specialty wandering puppet characters for a more informal setting. Regardless of what we do for your event, we will make sure that it goes back to the roots of our initial project, bringing joy wherever we go.
Additional Booking Notes
Our formal puppet shows require a flat playing space of at least 8 feet by 6 feet. All of our audio equipment can run off of a portable generator we bring, but in the case of our generator not working, access to an electrical outlet is helpful as a back-up. We can perform outdoors or indoor, but we do require a flat playing area outdoors.
For our wandering gigs, we have several puppets or mascot characters to choose from. The character type will depend on your event as well as how tall the space in which the characters are wandering will be.
Past Booked Events
|August 11, 2018 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|December 10, 2016 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|October 09, 2016 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
Mateo the Moth: a 20-30 minute show perfect for birthday parties or special events. It particularly appeals to audiences 3-10 years of age.
Domingo Siete: a 45 minute folk tale that must be performed indoors in a space with controlled lighting so that the shadow puppets may be seen. This appeals to audiences 5 years old.
Insect Escapades: three ten-minute puppet shows that can be performed together or separately. These performances appeal to audiences 5 years old.
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