Monday, September 30, 2013



January 10 - 19, 2014 @ Northwest Puppetry Center
9123 15th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - 10:30 am show
Saturday & Sunday - 1 & 3 pm shows
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January 25, 2014 @ Santa Monica Museum of Art
"What Every Snowflake Knows in its Heart" Exhibit
show + workshop combo
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February 6, 2014 @ Newberg Public Library, OR

February 13, 2014 @ Newberg Public Library, OR
6:30 pm show

July 15, 2014 @ Detroit Institute of Arts
Puppeteers of America - Detroit Puppetry Guild
Motor City Puppet Festival
Time TBD

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A Future Tour is in the Works

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013


October 9, 2013 - Troutdale Library, OR
Dark Shadow Rod Puppets
4 - 6 pm / TWEENS & TEENS

December 14 & 15, 2013 - Puppet Showplace
Make your own Pop-up Puppet Theaters
2pm / Family Workshop
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January 25, 2014 - Santa Monica Museum of Art
"What Every Snowflake Knows in its Heart" Exhibit
Santa Monica, CA - workshop time TBD

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I Love Frogs

These are shadows from my short piece "I LOVE FROGS!"
I was inspired to create this show while in Buoch, Germany

When I conduct my shadow programs with kids I start by performing this piece.  It links science & light units with art by bringing a frogs metamorphosis to life through paper cuts outs & shadows.  I like to then have the kids create their owns shadow puppets and perform them bringing classroom lessons to life in an educational and entertaining way!  I have done programs highlighting on both science and social studies curriculum.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

GEMS School Program

This past March 2012, Sarah Frechette and Jason Thibodeaux conducted an Artist-in-Residency program at the Georgia Elementary School, VT.  They worked with 3rd & 4th graders creating original shadow puppet shows that combined Vermont History and Art. The students performed their final pieces for the entire elementary student body and their parents.

The presentation that was recorded by LCATV, click here

The program was made possible by grants from the Vermont Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Georgia Enrichment Program, Georgia Friends of the Arts, and the GEMS PTO and a donation of flashlights was provided by Energizer of St. Albans. We would also like to thank whoever provided the anonymous donation!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

UNIMA Citation of Excellence

The Snowflake Man was awarded an UNIMA Citation of Excellence, the highest honor in puppetry!

Monday, January 11, 2010


Performing "The Snowflake Man" at the
Outside the Box Festival in Boston Common

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Snowflake Man

This is my UNIMA award winning show -- THE SNOWFLAKE MAN -- a puppet show about Vermont farmer Wilson Bentley, who took the first photographs of snow crystals. Snowflake Bentley was only 19 years old at the time and his life and photographs are an important part of Vermont History. The Snowflake Man is supported in part by a Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts!

This watercolor background is by Vermont artist Bruce Lee. The head is sculpted & painted by artist Jason Thibodeaux. Jason will also help direct this show. The camera and stand are by miniature artist Daniel Miller. Other artists involved are fashion designer Kathy Wieland; sound designer Casi Pacilio; puppeteer Carole D'Agostino; sculptors Tony Candelaria & Stef Choi; and prop artists Jennifer Kolman and Kathren Moss. I worked with many great & talented friends on this project.

Oh yea, I made Bentley a sharp dressed man!

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