Jean Kuecher and Joanne Schroeder attended Nufonia Must Fall, a live multi-disciplinary adaptation of Kid Koala's graphic novel.
You are Invited to the Greater Houston Puppetry Guild Meeting
November 9, Saturday
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Aldine Branch Library
11331 Airline Drive
Houston, TX 77037
How to Start a Puppet Business
Taught by Jean Kuecher
The Houston area needs more puppeteers. Please join us to learn how you can begin earning money as a puppeteer in your own business. Setting a Price, Booking, Advertisement, Record Keeping, Income Taxes, A Quality Product: Visual, Sound, Movement, Story, Audience Control, Puppeteer Professionalism.
And get advice from the current puppeteers in the area!
Earn 2 Texas Education Agency Continuing Professional Education Clock Hours.
MARCH 23, 2019 – Saturday from 1 to 5 pm
Visit to the Houston Maritime Museum for their Family Day. Bring puppets for a short performance. See kids make puppets. This is a 4 hour event. Guild members are asked to spend an hour here showing off some of their puppets to the families attending the museum. You can do a walk around or short skits with your puppets. The Houston Maritime Museum is located at 2311 Canal Street, Houston 77003 Suite 101. Please call Joanne Schroeder, Puppetry Guild president, to RSVP at 832-585-1111.
Children’s Museum of Houston – National Day of Puppetry Celebration
April 25, 2019 Thursday, 6:30 PM.
Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
The Guild will celebrate The National Day of Puppetry, on April 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Houston Children’s Museum. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to perform in front of a live audience. As a Guild member, you are encouraged to participate by performing your own short skit on stage for the families who will be there visiting the Museum.
Start preparing a short presentation now, or be a Volunteer. Guild Members arrive at 5:45 to prepare for the 30 minute performance.
About the Guild
The Greater Houston Puppetry Guild was formed in August 1977 and Chartered by The Puppeteers of America (the national organization of puppeteers) in 1979. The Guild was first introduced to the public by presenting a performance at the Houston Children's Zoo by its members. This performance was so successful that public demand required the scheduled two performances to become three.
In September, 1979, the Guild further promoted itself by building a tent for its performance booth at the Texas Renaissance Festival. The Guild members performed "Punch and Judy" and other hand puppet shows every hour of the six weekends of the Festival.
The Guild has been a steady presence in the area ever since. We are puppetry enthusiasts of all descriptions and ages: professionals, beginners, teachers, librarians, puppet makers puppet collectors and people who simply enjoy puppets. You are invited to share our interest in puppetry by joining the Greater Houston Puppetry Guild.
PERFORMANCE AND CRAFTSMANSHIP.
Many of the Guild's members are puppet builders and performers. We come together to share our common interest, to learn from one another, to stimulate broader public interest in puppetry, and to raise the standards of the Art of Puppetry. We meet quarterly in the Greater Houston Heights area for dinner, to share our latest creations and shows, and and to conduct general business. We gather a few more times each year for member performances, technique swaps and build workshops.
The Guild is involved in education and in the promotion of the Puppetry Arts. To further these goals, every September the Guild has day workshops for school and church educators and librarians at Cypress Creek Christian Community Center. Professionals can earn 7 Continuing Education Hours while they attend playful, creative workshops on using puppets to promote literacy, building simple puppets for and with students, and teaching students to perform with puppets.
Members of the Guild also perform each April at the Houston Children's Museum for International Puppet Day. This is a wonderful opportunity for the public to sample the many puppetry styles Houston has to offer, meet some of our puppeteers, and ask questions.
President - Joanne Schroeder
Vice President - David Carranza
Secretary/Newsletter - Jean Pirtle
Treasurer/Festival Organizer/Website - Jean Kuecher
Title Image Credit. Artisphere, Creative Common License.