THE AUSTIN PUPPET INCIDENT Comes to The Dougherty Arts Theater

The Austin Puppet Incident, presented Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th at 8pm at The Dougherty Arts Theater, 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, features local and national puppet artists performing short, original puppet works for ADULT audiences. Funny, sweet, deep, enchanting: it's all here. Co-presented by Glass Half Full Theatre and Trouble Puppet Theater Company in coordination with The Dougherty Arts Center, and funded in part by The Puppet Slam Network, The Austin Puppet Incident is an annual event since 2009. Tickets for this event are $15.

The visiting artist for 2018 is Marsian De Lellis from Los Angeles. They are an interdisciplinary artist who combines sculpture, objects, installation, performance and handmade spectacles to memorialize obsessional lives. Their work celebrates stories of unconventional people whose private manias become public fodder for tabloids and reality television. Marsian De Lellis recently performed their original work, Object of Her Affection, at the Los Angeles Exchange [LAX] Festival. The show is an unconventional love story that explores the synesthetic relationship between objects and personalities, and ways that objects can occupy more than one meaning at any given time.

Local puppet artists include Connor Hopkins, Caroline Reck, Jess Bee, Gricelda Silva, Jesus Valles, Zac Crofford, Emily Weerts, Indigo Rael, Marina DeYoe-Pedraza, and Lori Navarrete.

Glass Half Full Theatre (Puppetry & Physical Theatre of Objects & Ideas) creates original works of theatre using the precise physical language of both humans and puppets to address the momentous issues that humankind confronts across the globe. Our productions are designed to travel across linguistic and cultural boundaries to the heart of the imagination, where together with our audience we strive to probe, to question, to elevate, and to dream. GHFT is the recipient of B. Iden Payne Awards for Outstanding Direction, Production, Actor, Puppetry, Design and Script, and Austin Critic's Table Awards for Best New Play, Design, and the Visionary Vivifier Award. They are a sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance, and are funded in part by The Jim Henson Foundation, The Puppet Slam Network, The Creative Fund, and The City of Austin Cultural Arts Council. www.glasshalffulltheatre.com

Trouble Puppet Theater Company, recipient of B. Iden Payne Awards as Outstanding Director of a Drama, Best Production of a Drama, Outstanding Original Script, and Outstanding Puppetry, is dedicated to the creation of exceptional works of puppet theater for grownups. Trouble Puppet is a sponsored project of Salvage Vanguard Theater and is supported in part by the City of Austin, the Jim Henson Foundation, and individual donors.

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