Resident Artist Performs World Premiere!

Happy New Year puppet fans! We are SO EXCITED to kick-off 2016 with our annual "New Year, New Shows" series featuring a world premiere performance of "Cardboard Explosion" by Resident Artist, Brad Shur.  In this one-of-a-kind interactive performance, you get to participate in this hands-on cardboard adventure like never before. Audiences all over Boston have enjoyed preview performances of the show, and we can't wait to share this exciting performance with you!

Cardboard Explosion!

by Brad Shur, Resident Artist
Jan 9-24, 2016

Join us for an Opening Night Reception sponsored by the Boston Area Guild of Puppetry on Friday, Jan 15 following the 7pm performance

 Puppet Showplace Theater, a school group gets to be a test audience for the show! Jan, 2016

Puppet Showplace Theater, a school group gets to be a test audience for the show! Jan, 2016

Creating Cardboard Explosion...

Producing a brand new puppetry performance is a giant undertaking, and artists need support for rehearsal space, workshops with peer review and test audiences to make the seed of an idea come to fruition on stage! Puppet Showplace Theater's Incubator program for new works provides local artists like Brad the resources they need to bring their shows to the stay.

 Copley Place, First Night Boston 2016

Copley Place, First Night Boston 2016

Thousands of Bostonians rang in the New Year with a performance of "Cardboard Explosion!" at Copley Place on Dec 31, 2015. 

The best part of the show? Participants from the audience get to go on stage to help create the story!

 Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline First Light Festival, Nov 2015

Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline First Light Festival, Nov 2015

Another SUPER IMPORTANT piece of the puzzle is funding. It costs thousands of dollars to create a new puppetry performance. Puppet Showplace acts as a fiscal sponsor for Incubator artists to receive grant funding and donations to pay for the resources they need to create new work. "Cardboard Explosion!" is funded in part by the Jim Henson Foundation, The Bob Jolly Charitable Trust, The Sakharoff Family Trust, and other generous individual donors. MORE INFO