Pics from Pittsburgh Day of Puppetry / World Puppetry Day 2019

Images captured at the Brillobox Puppet Happy Hour on March 21, 2019 by photographer Larry Rippel.

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PGOP President Dave English Cohosted the Brillobox Happy Hour Event.

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Guild members Veronica and Mallory taking part in Puppet Improv. 

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Guests brought an antique Margo Lovelace puppet. 

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The entrance of Cheryl Capezzuti’s Giant Puppet Dance Club.

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An opening performance by guild member Joann Kielar.

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Guild member Albert Pantone announces the development of a new show inspired by his travels to the Amazon.

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Live music was provided by Unfinished Symphonies.

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A visitor practices for her first time at Puppet Improv.

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A Puppet Improve situation in progress. “Where is my lost cat?”

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Guild member Tom Sarver cohosted the event.

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Guild member Darlene Thompson performed a short act.

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Veronica White and Darlene Thompson.

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Tom Sarver with his trophy for the Puppet Boss competition.

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Guild Members Kirsten Ervin and Katy Dement compete for the title of 2019 Puppet Boss.

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Puppet Boss contestants where asked to create a puppet, following a diagram and utilizing a bag of crafting materials. They had ten minutes to complete the challenge. 

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It’s a close call, but Katy is declared Puppet Boss.

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Judy makes a stage appearance for Puppet Improv.

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Dave English performs his Henry David Thoreau Bot act. 

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A guest tries her hand at Puppet Improv.

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A buffet of puppets for everyone to use during their Puppet Improv Acts.

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A wild and wacky episode of Puppet Improv.

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A puppet creation by Dave English dances in the stage lights of the Brillobox.

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Dave English and friends on stage for a magical moment with a Margo Lovelace puppet.

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Mr. and Mrs. Funky on stage for a song.

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Will Simmons ran the sound board and had some fun with the audience.

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Puppet Dance Time!

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Lost in the moment.

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Stage antics.

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An excellent first attempt at Puppet Improv.

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Suzanne and Kirsten try Puppet Improv.

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Guild member Albert Pantone with Puppet Improv.

 

 

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