Last weekend to see Pointless Theatre’s .d0t

Enter the System, a futuristic yet familiar landscape where automated inhabitants are kept in line by the Pulse, a rhythmic energy conducted by NAVI – the last human. When one of these robots, d0t, is corrupted during a routine upgrade, it breaks free from the Pulse, and begins to spread the glitch through the System. Will NAVI be able to stop d0t in time?

Pointless is excited to take its unique brand of theatrical spectacle somewhere new: the distant future. .d0t :: a Rotoplastic Ballet explores a world of tomorrow with the aesthetics of the past.  Drawing inspiration from Fortunato Depero and the Italian Futurists, the show visualizes its environment through large scale, toy puppet theatre with a design team lead by Co-Artistic Directors Matt Reckeweg and Patti Kalil.

.d0t features an original soundtrack produced and performed live by nerdcore hip-hop artist navi and two-time Helen Hayes nominated composer Mike Winch. “Placing sci-fi concept rap within this visually stunning framework creates a thoroughly unique experience – part concert, part puppet show, completely Pointless,” says navi. Rearranging ideas of the past and present to paint a vision of a possible future is what science fiction has done since the beginning. It is this tradition which inspires .d0t.

WHAT: .d0t:: a Rotoplastic Ballet

WHEN: Previews – April 6, 7, 8, 11
Press Opening Night – April 12
Performances – April 14 – May 6

WHERE: Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint, 916 G Street NW

TICKETS: To purchase tickets and for more information:
The first preview (April 6) is Pay-What-You-Can, with all other preview tickets (April 7, 8, 11) just $15. Tickets for the rest of the run start at $18 for students, seniors, military personnel, teachers, and those on unemployment and $30 for general admission.

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Bread and Puppet visiting DC!

They will be in town for one show only!!
  Wednesday, April 19th, 7 pm 
at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church- 1525 Newton St NW, WDC 20010 (corner of 16th and Newton NW)
Suggested donation: $10-$25, no one turned away for lack of funds. 
Shows at St. Stephen’s have reached capacity in the past, so make sure to get there early if you want a seat!
Bread&PuppetBread & Puppet Theater is touring this spring with a new play, Faust 3, a proletarian rumination on displacement, heaven, and satisfaction in the tradition of Medieval Faust puppet shows and Goethe’s epic verse drama.
As thematically and formally diverse as Goethe’s Faust 1 and 2, Bread and Puppet’s Faust 3 draws its public through a dreamlike succession of scenes depicting various aspects of proletarian experience in our time: from refugee migration, to the ubiquity of the gun; from the hunger that accompanies food product diversity, to the daily experience of factory workers, the rebellion of prisoners, and the adoration of the sun. “Faust 3” himself is played by a small hand-puppet, darting between the hopper and the spout of a giant grain mill. A phalanx of black folding chairs menaces the masses with its resolutions of pity. The arms of a giant blue embracing puppet fill the stage. Lubberland choral dancers hop, wiggle, and whistle. And a purple brass band arrives to jitter levity into the feet of the population.

After the performance Bread and Puppet will serve its famous free sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread and Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press – will be for sale.

The Bread and Puppet Practitioners-Of-The-Pursuit-Of-What String Band will welcome the public.

For more information on the event, please visit

Please contact Josh Krugman (; 802-525-3031) with further questions, and Amelia Castillo (; 802-525-3031) for interview.

Bread & Puppet Theater is an internationally celebrated company that champions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance and slapstick. Its shows are political and spectacular, with huge puppets made of paper maché and cardboard. Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side, the theater has been based in the North East Kingdom of Vermont since the early 1970s.

The Apple Tree


Beech Tree Puppets will present “The Apple Tree” for the public on
Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10:30 at the United Methodist Church at 9601 Rhode
Island Ave., sponsored by The College Park Arts Exchange.

An old woman living with her animals in the country, plants an apple
tree so she can have apple pie for her birthday.  In the end she is
blessed with an unexpected helper.  Founders, Ingrid and Ole Hass,
delight audiences with their handcrafted puppets and sets, and beautiful
singing.  For ages 2-8.  Duration: 30 minutes.  Admission is free,
donations welcome.

Midsummer Magic

Join us in the magical forest for our first puppet show!   – Anacostia Playhouse


Anacostia Playhouse is excited to announce an event for the entire family! We are so happy to welcome Shakespeare For The Young and their puppet production of Midsummer Magic, which tells the fairy story from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare for the Young is a theatrical company of puppeteers and designers dedicated to bringing Shakespeare to young children, ages 2 and up, in order to give them a fun, interactive cultural experience that will encourage language growth, risk-taking creativity, and empathy for others. Three puppeteers use the medium of puppetry in combination with the artists’ voices to present the stories and poetry of Shakespeare.  The puppeteers provide a workshop after the performance to help children explore their imaginations.

For more information on the troupe, see

Two performances only! Saturdays, August 6 and 13 at 10:30am. Don’t miss out! Get your tickets today.

The Tempest

The Tempest

AUG 16 – AUG 28

Sidney Harman HallBy William Shakespeare
Directed by Ethan McSweeny

Tempest-FFAFree For All

We kick off the season with the beloved annual Washington tradition, Free For All, bringing back STC favorite Ethan McSweeny with The Tempest. In McSweeny’s glittering production, Prospero’s magical island explodes with life, hosting sprites, goddesses and fools that hold court and delight all ages.

Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan and now a powerful magician, raises a great storm to wreck the vessel bearing his betrayers onto the shores of the mysterious island he has made his home. There, attended upon by his daughter, a magical sprite and a villainous prisoner, Prospero leads them through a mysterious dream on the course from vengeance to reconciliation. Trickery and magic, romance and revenge set the stage for Shakespeare’s crowning masterpiece.


Each summer, with the help of a group of community-minded sponsors, the Shakespeare Theatre Company presents two weeks of FREE performances of a Shakespearean classic. Here’s how to get your tickets:

Join Friends of Free For All

Gifts starting at $200 allow Friends to secure reserved seating in advance, receive program recognition and access our Patrons Lounge which includes complimentary beverages and snacks!

Enter the Online Lottery

For each performance, a select number of seats are given away to lucky lottery winners. See below for details.

Get in line instead of online

Every day STC will make at least 200 tickets available to the public in our ticket line at Sidney Harman Hall beginning two hours prior to curtain. Limit is two tickets per person. Remember to get there early! The line usually starts forming about four hours before curtain up.

Follow STC on Social Media

Our Facebook and Twitter fans can tell you from experience that we like giving stuff away. Start following STC and keep an eye out for chances to secure VIP seating for the Free For All and updates on ticket distribution.

Beech Tree Puppets The Giant Turnip

Giant Turnip

This humorous tale celebrates care for the earth and community.

Artfully told and sung, with hand-crafted rod and shadow puppets. Classically trained singers, Ingrid and Ole Hass, delight audiences with their spellbinding show.



Saturday, July 16, 2016, 3pm

Takoma Park Maryland Library

101 Philadelphia Ave., Takoma Park, MD


Suited for age 4 through 104. Show duration: 45 minutes.     










Free Puppet Show

“A Berry Tale”

A Berry Tale

Saturday, June 25 @ 10:00 and 2:00

At  Goodlife Theater’s Bluebbery Patch & Studio

3753 Slate Mills Rd/ Boston, VA

Call 540 547 3100 or email

Space is limited.  Reservations must be made by calling or email.  No      one will be admitted without a confirmed reservation. Family fun!

Blueberry picking for the Food Pantry following the show


Sleeping Beauty at the PuppetCo Playhouse


Photo from Facebook by Christopher Piper

Everyone needs a little romance in their life and, we have plenty to share. Join us at the Puppet Co. Playhouse for “Sleeping Beauty,” featuring truly stellar performances by Liz Dapo, Josh Rosenblum, and Christopher Piper. The show plays through May 29 – Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30AM, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30AM and 1:00PM. “Sleeping Beauty” is recommended for ages 3 1/2 and up. Visit for fee-free online ticketing and other information.

Click here for a review of the show.

Mount Pleasant Children’s Puppet Hour



Join us Sunday, May 22nd, for an amazing program of DC and Baltimore puppeteers performing original short puppet works for kids!

• What: The Mount Pleasant Children’s Puppet Hour
• Date: Sunday, May 22nd
• Times: 1:00, 3:00, and 4:30 pm
• Where: BloomBars, 3222 11th St NW 20010 (Columbia Heights Metro)
• Who: We’re planning our shows for kids roughly 2 – 9 years old
• Questions? Write to

Tickets! Buy tickets through Brown Paper Tickets:

Tickets are $8 per person – plus a $1 fee to Brown Paper Tickets. You must buy tickets ahead of time – we do not plan to take payment at the door.

Pointless Theater’s Hugo Ball: a dada puppet adventure


Photo from Pointless Theatre’s Facebook Page

“So now, turn your attention to the cacophonous conditions on the stage of the Logan Fringe Arts Space, where a cadre of 10 actors is alternately shouting, singing, dancing, fulminating, gesticulating, crying, declaiming and generally creating a discordant stir. This is Dada in action or, as the members of Pointless Theatre Company call it in their enjoyably, boisterously academic performance piece written by David Lloyd Olson: “Hugo Ball, a Dada Puppet Adventure.””

Thanks, Peter Marks and the Washington Post for the great review! “Hugo” returns to Capital Fringe TONIGHT through Sunday for more mayhem and bedlam. See you there! ‪#‎longlivescandal‬

(From Pointless Theatre’s Facebook page)

Be sure to catch this Helen Hayes award winning theatre company before they close Hugo Ball on May 14th.  Shows are Wednesday-Sunday at the Capital Fringe Trinidad Theater space.