THE SNOWFLAKE MAN
The story of The Snowflake Man is inspired by Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, the self-educated farmer and scientist who attracted world attention when he became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal. The Snowflake Man swings audiences into the historic 1920s through creative storytelling, intricately designed Czech-style marionettes, and a striking pop-up book of water color scenery. This UNIMA-USA award winning show combines art, science, and a little known piece of American history to magical effect!
The Snowflake Man was awarded a 2011 UNIMA Citation of Excellence – the highest honor in puppetry. This award is shared with Director Jason Thibodeaux and Vermont Watercolor artist Bruce Lee. The show is sponsored in part by a Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
What people are saying about "The Snowflake Man"
“The incredible attention to detail, both visually and in her performance style, demonstrates Sarah's mastery of storytelling in this charming show!”
“My granddaughters, daughter, daughter-in-law and I all enjoyed your show. It was beautiful!”
- Peabody Essex Museum, MA
“One might think that young children would prefer puppets that are loud and flashy, but they were enraptured with Sarah's story and her marionettes.”
- Philadelphia Museum of Art