Fall plans

It’s hot and sunny out there but our thoughts are turning to fall! I saw some reddish leaves. The grass isn’t growing as fast. The puppets are getting neglected because we are all racing to go swimming in the stream before it gets too cold again.

But, things are simmering.

We are preparing a new Café Isegrim on October 17th: this time we will be working with sculptor and chef Mor Pipman at her beautiful space, the old Glenford Church that was moved when the Ashokan Reservoir flooded its original site. Newly renovated, with the exact old timey vibe we need for the next installment of Fox vs Kingdom, our epic puppet beast satire. We are not just showing you an in-progress scene as we have in past Cafés – this is the real thing. It really is an epic so we are now serializing the show! If you missed the first act at St. Ann’s Warehouse last year, you can watch it here.

Also, a new opportunity for kids aged 7 – 12 : I’ll be teaching a puppet workshop at the Hudson Opera House starting October 21, which ends with a show and then the creation of a storefront installation that will open for Hudson’s Winter Walk on December 5 and stay up through the holidays.

In the meantime, follow us on instagram for sneak peeks at our studio days!

– Helene Lesterlin