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NOVEMBER - 2012

IN THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER

• OPEN DOOR DESIGNS at the ONE OF A KIND SHOW
• Toronto Puppet Collective launches it's first season of puppet performance!

KELLY KIRKHAM WORKSHOP - DECEMBER 9, 2012

• Puppet Allsorts - Launch - December 16, 2012 - MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Studio Babette: From Ruthven to Passchendaele
• IGNORANCE - The Old Trout

• GIFTS FOR EVERYONE

• THE SATIRE PROJECT - Puppet Pals!
• Flexitoon Puppet Theatre
Ventriloquistsideshow - a bunch of dummies
• Bil Baird & Perry Como

• CAFE CON LECHE
• Mission/Stickley Bench Couch for sale
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• Basement Studio Available for Rent
• Image Foundry

• Zocalo

NOW IN THE WINDOW

This toy puppet theatre is from Czechoslovakia circa 1910 on loan from the collection of Ludek Bogner.

"The puppets were manufactured by Lubor Svorcik (*1911 - ?) from Pardubice, Czechoslovakia. He obtained a licence for "a production of art puppets" in 1948. He designed and produced the puppets himself, with the help of his wife until the early 1980's."
The Puppet Museum
Chrudim, Czech Republic


All the puppets are for sale and we have more inside. $38ea.

VISIT OUR BOOTH AT THE ONE OF A KIND!

OPEN DOOR DESIGNS - BOOTH J43

Our retail store will be open the following days only during the show:

Sunday, November 25th, Noon-5pm
Saturday December 1st, 10am-6pm
Click above to purchase your tickets online and receive a discount or drop in the store to pick up a card.
 

The brand new PUPPET ALLSORTS website is now up!

All the performers have been booked and tickets are available for purchase either online or by visiting Open Door Designs' retail store. I recommend that you purchase your tickets early as the venue only holds 50 puppet watchers. Visit our Facebook Page for updates as well.

Our LAUNCH and inaugural performance is on DECEMBER 16, 2012. Come an hour before the show to make your own puppet, put on a show in a real puppet theatre meet puppeteers and see the Purple Pirate riding the high seas with Applefun Puppetry!
 
THE PURPLE PIRATE

Kelly in the Studio

OUR NEXT WORKSHOP IS Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Join Kelly Kirkham of Run Rabbit Run for a day of puppet making. It might be a good opportunity to make a couple of gifts!
for more info click here

FIVE NEW WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED! CLASS SIZES ARE SMALL SO PLEASE SIGN UP EARLY
If you have a group of 4-8 people we can organize workshops to suit your schedule.
ARTIST
WORKSHOP
DATES & TIMES
COST

1 day
Sunday, December 9, 2012
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$180 + HST
(materials included)

4 classes, Sundays
January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$300 + HST
(materials included)

4 classes, Sundays
February 10, 17, 24 & March 3, 2013

$300 + HST
(materials included)
1 day
Sunday, March 24, 2013
$150 + HST
(materials included)



Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11 - 2:00 p.m.
PA Day, Friday, November 16 - 10:00 a.m., 2012

Ruthven Park and Historic Site, Cayuga
243 Highway 54, Cayuga, ON


From the splendour and natural wonder of the Ruthven mansion, to the destitute fields of mud in the Somme, to the healing hospitals of Britain, From Ruthven to Passchendaele commemorates the upcoming 100 year anniversary of World War I with a touching, vividly realized portrait of Canadian bravery and sacrifice.

OLD TROUT IS COMING TO TORONTO! YAY!
GET YOUR TICKETS (I've got mine!) AT CANADIAN STAGE OR CHECK AND SEE WHETHER THE PUPPETMONGERS STILL HAVE DISCOUNT TICKETS.

CANADIAN STAGE

DATES: Nov 27 - Dec 15, 2012

THEATRE: Berkeley Street Theatre

OR

Not exactly a Puppetmongers production,
but a group outing to see The Old Trout’s new production of Ignorance in Toronto.
8 p.m. on Thursday, November 29th at the Berkeley Street Theatre.

Discount tickets and a post show Q&A with the Trouts. DEADLINE NOV 10TH!

A brand new initiative from Wildrun Productions in partnership with Rabble.ca - PUPPETS ARE NOT JUST FOR KIDS!

PUPPETS FROM THE SATIRE PROJECT

Penned by Amanda Barker and Marco Timpano, Harper Puppet Pals, the web series, brings the viewer deep inside the PMO and the Cabinet like never before—with finger puppets and cardboard sets. Featuring the amazing puppets of Gabe Thirlwall!

Like what you’re seeing? Want to see more? Donate a few bucks to The Satire Project’s IndieGoGo campaign (in exchange for amazing perks, no less) to make the dream of political mockery a permanent reality for us all.

I LOVE THIS!

FLEXITOON PUPPET THEATRE

CRAIG MARIN
Craig Marin has a lifetime of experience in the field of puppetry.
A native of New York City, Craig grew up enamored with the puppets he saw on television, eventually apprenticing for the great Chuck McCann on WPIX. Soon he was appearing on all the local children's shows with his unique spin on puppets.

OLGA FELGEMACHER
Olga graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in speech, then headed to New York City to seek employment with her childhood idol, the legendary Bil Baird. Bil was very impressed with Olga's acting and puppetry and signed her to a long term contract as his lead puppeteer.

Cyber surfin' led me here!
and here (with help from a customer):
BIL BAIRD & PERRY COMO:

THIS MARIONETTE WAS BROUGHT IN RECENTLY.

 

THANKS TO ALAN COOKE AND DIMITRI CARTER

WE THINK IT MIGHT BE AN ENGLISH, VAUDEVILLE PUPPET

ANY OTHER THOUGHTS ARE WELCOME!

 

HE MOVES BEAUTIFULLY!

GET YOUR PUPPET PALS HERE!

 

by Gabe Thirlwall - Fish on Fridays

$18ea

ADORABLE SURLY SOCK PUPPET - $25
ADORABLE SURLY SOCK PUPPET - $25
PALM PUPPETS $25
BANJO PUPPETS - BIRD - $75
CATE & LEVI - $30
VINTAGE ZEBRA POPUP - $60

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD HAS A NEW CAFE!

1571 Dupont st (in the old Laundrama)
Visit Soon! Thanks

Carlos and Sandra Flores

FOR SALE: Mission/Stickley style sofa, 80" x 28" (good depth for condo) 1930's(?), reupholstered with heavy natural linen. hardwood ends; Excellent condition. ($200) Comes apart for easy transport. email or call 416-531-1290

BASEMENT STUDIO
AVAILABLE
FOR RENT

The basement studio is now finished and available for rent
for small meetings and events. A beautiful clean new space, there is approximately 350 sq ft of floor space. 2 tables, 12 chairs, microwave, kettle, coffeemaker, fridge and bathroom.

Rates:
$15/hr - 8 hour minimum
$20/hr by the hour.

more info: info@opendoordesigns.ca , (416) 531-1290

Perth Dupont Community Garden
Started just as a garden with individual plots in 2005 by the City Councillor Adam Giambrone, it has been transformed into a thriving Community Garden, and is now a center for Urban Agriculture. With ethnic and lifestyle diversity, our garden is a place to grow food, flowers, friendships, and personal social and leadership skills. READ MORE
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Material Donations Needed
RED WAGON COLLECTIVE
AT EVANGELINE


Donations may be dropped off at Open Door Designs or email Nancy Davis Halifax for more information.


RED WAGON COLLECTIVE: DONATIONS NEEDED:
fabric, wool, embroidery floss, needles, crochet hooks, old sweaters

RED WAGON COLLECTIVE was formed in 2006 in response to our desire to deepen our artistic, collaborative, and community-engaged practices through residency projects that would enable us to develop both intensive and extensive relationships in the Junction - a rapidly changing neighbourhood in Toronto's west end. We share a desire to work collaboratively with artists and non-artists to create work that inspires new conversations; softens boundaries between groups separated by age, culture, ability, and economic status; promotes the presence of art in everyday life and contributes to increasing public engagement in community development. The work we create with communities is used in producing exhibitions, public installations, and celebratory performance events.We are currently working within the walls of the Evangeline Shelter.

Image Foundry specializes in edition printing, custom art reproduction projects, and high-end photo-retouching work.

1581 Dupont Street,
Toronto, Ontario
M6P 3S5

Contact:
www.imagefoundry.ca
phone: 416-477-5652

A little further afield but worth the walk!
Beautiful, unique food in a cozy setting.


ZOCAL0
1426 Bloor Street West
(at the corner of Symington Avenue)
Toronto, ON M6P

(647) 342-1567

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