The Dreamland Puppet Troupe Presents
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
A marionette and shadow puppet version of the classic comedy about love, jealously, confusion and fairy magic. Adapted for puppetry by Naia Venturi. With marionettes by Naia Venturi, shadow puppets by Patrick Elkins and original score by Andrew Bruce Mitchel II
This project was initiated when the Dreamland puppets were used in Arnaud Desplechin's Jimmy P. -Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, a nominee for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival Palm d'Or.
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(The show that scheduled for Saturday November 30 has been cancelled)
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Doors open at 7:30pm. Performance starts promptly at 8:00pm.
The performance is 1 hour and 30 minutes long, which includes a 10 minute intermission.
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Dreamland Theater is a small non-profit Puppet Theater and community space for artists, located in downtown Ypsilanti.
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 at: 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!