Cowtown Puppetry Festival

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Country and Region United StatesTexas
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Fort Worth, Texas USA
Festival Contact Information

Mailing address:
Hip Pocket Theatre
P. O. Box 136758
Fort Worth, TX 76136-1758 USA
Physical address:
Hip Pocket Theatre
1950 Silver Creek Road
Fort Worth, TX 76108 USA
Phone: (01) 817-246-9775

Festival Description

The annual Cowtown Puppetry Festival is hosted by Hip Pocket Theatre. The program of the festival consists of two weeks of evening workshops which will culminate in performances. Participation is free and open to all ages of members of the community.

Festival Dates August 6 - 22, 2010
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Festival Events:

Featured presentations 2010:
  • Lowdown Wax
    • Directed by Lake Simons is a visual feast of shapes and forms danced to the wistful and raw sounds of The Squirrel Nut Zippers. Bring the entire family for this playful puppetry drama with a tad of sideshow flair! Simons uses a variety of puppetry styles including object, shadow, and large scale puppets to spin that yarn that knits this eclectic tale.
  • The Avid Listener’s Walking Tour (In Stereo)
    • By Erin K. Orr, Chris Green and Lake Simons with music by Bruce Balentine
      Annual Puppet Pageant August 20 - 22 at 8:00pm
      As always, the performance is built and performed by the DFW community. Music will inspire the pageant’s visual story. Bruce Balentine and Chris Green will work with participants to create instruments from found objects and discover the sound that abounds! These musical creations will be the backbone of the event, as well as serving as puppetry elements in the pageant. As in years past, theatrical tools such as mask, movement, and a variety of puppetry styles will be utilized and expand the boundaries of puppetry. All the parade elements: puppets, masks, musical instruments, costumes and set pieces will be built by the DFW community. FREE for all participants and FREE for pageant performance. For more information, music instrument-making, puppet-making and pageant rehearsal schedule click here.


Other Sources:

Articles and Reviews:
  • Hip Pocket Theatre’s 3rd annual Cowtown Puppetry Festival starts this week, by Shawn Pirikh (Pegasus News, September 4, 2007)
  • The Creative Life, by Mark Lowry (Star Telegram, September 2, 2007)
  • Cowtown Puppetry Festival (Fort Worth Child, September 2007)


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