Dreamland Theater is a small non-profit Puppet Theater and community space for artists, located in downtown Ypsilanti.
SOME OF THE 2017 DREAMLAND PUPPETRY PROJECTS :
True Stories of 1 in 4
The project, True Stories of 1 in 4, is a partnership between the Dreamland Theater and the Full Circle Community Center, a downtown Ypsilanti drop-in center for people living with mental illness. The project will culminate in performances of four short puppet plays that depict some of the stories of Full Circle members. These plays will be based on narratives generated in workshops where local writers will collaborate with Full Circle members to develop narratives into scripts. Original puppets will be created for each story while sets and props will be created in a series of workshops with Full Circle participants at Dreamland Theater. At the culmination of the project, performances of the play will be presented at the Dreamland Theater and at the Full Circle Community Center over the course of two weekends in early May.
Funding for this project has been provided in part by a MCACA Minigrant.
Dronedog Episode 3
Imagine a future where corporations run the world, all socialization occurs in the cloud and everything in the physical world requires a Terms of Service agreement. Where the concept of democracy has been forgotten, Politics=Reality TV. Welcome to the world of Dronedog, a dystopian sci fi serial puppet show. Written Ryan Hughes
We will also be creating videos of Dronedog Episode 1: Terms of Service, and Dronedog Episode 2: Election Day so that you can catch up on the story!
Animal Farm – a fairy story
In the Fall of 2017 the Dreamland Puppet Troupe will be presenting Animal Farm – a fairy story based on the story by George Orwell.
HISTORY OF DREAMLAND THEATER:
Since 2002 Dreamland Theater has offered a variety of original performances and exhibitions by and for the community. The Dreamland Puppet Troupe has developed and presented a large number of original puppet shows working primarily with marionettes and focusing on both children's narratives as well as puppet performances for adult audiences. Dreamland Theater has functioned as a space where local and touring artists can present contemporary creative works in a variety of mediums including, live music, experimental theater, comedy, cabaret/burlesque, art exhibitions, film festivals and lectures.
If you are interested in doing a project or volunteering at Dreamland please contact us by email: email@example.com
If you have a project idea, please email a proposal that includes:
- Project name or brief description
- Project Type (Independent or Dreamland Collaboration):
- Project details
- Proposed date(s) and time(s)
- Contact information
Collaboration with Dreamland - please list resources required (actors, puppets, visual artists, musicians, equipment, techies, etc.)
Independent - no Dreamland personnel required
Please note that Dreamland has a limited staff made up of volunteers. Because of this we are not able to accept every project that is submitted.
Dreamland has an ongoing need for volunteers for a variety of activities, including but not limited to:
- Puppeteering (if you are interested but have no experience, we will teach you)
- Grant writing
- Fund raising
- Gallery sitting
- Show hosting
- Poster design
- Window display installation
If you want to volunteer for any of these, or something else that you think might be of use to Dreamland, please send an email to let us know!