Since its creation in 1980, this celebrated solo performance has won awards in Australia, Hungary and a Citation of Excellence from the UNIMA USA. Autumn Portraits is a compelling solo puppet-and-mask performance, a series of five interlocking vignettes, each exploring one puppet character and its interplay with its manipulator, who might appear as a masked figure, or simply a voice from the sky. Eric Bass’ handcrafted rod puppets are characters in the autumn of their existence who act out their stories in precise and evocative gestures as they meet their pasts, their selves, their deaths.
SANDGLASS THEATER, PUTNEY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Sandglass Theater is an internationally known theater company specializing in combining puppets with music, actors, and visual imagery. Since 1982, the company’s productions have toured 25 countries, performing in theaters, festivals and cultural institutions and winning numerous international prizes. Sandglass Theater produces works for both adult audiences and young audiences—two repertoires that tour separately and together. Since 1997, Sandglass has produced the Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival. International collaboration include work in Cambodia, El Salvador, and Poland. Sandglass also performs and teaches in its own 60-seat renovated barn theater in Putney, Vermont. Sandglass Theater is available for workshops and residencies and teaches a 2-week intensive training program each summer.
Conceived by Eric Bass
Directed by Richard Edelman
Cast: Eric Bass