Whew! Things are busy here at Red Yarn Productions! September was an action-packed month, my busiest yet with 23 distinct performances. New performance and teaching opportunities are opening up all the time, and on Saturday I went to Salem to showcase my offerings for librarians from all over the state (see video here). Below you'll find a list of my upcoming shows this month, and info about an afterschool enrichment class I'm offering at MLC.
Mark your calendars: Red Yarn Puppet Band will perform a special Halloween show on Wednesday, October 31 from 5-6pm at Mississippi Pizza! We'll be pulling out all the stops... expect family-friendly ghost stories, haunted American folksongs, a giant skeleton, and critters in costumes! We'll be done in time to squeeze in some trick-or-treating, so bring the family, eat some pizza, and start your Halloween off right! More details to come.
Afterschool Enrichment Class
Red Yarn Productions is offering an afterschool enrichment class called Musical Puppets for K-2nd graders at KCLC (the afterschool program at MLC, NW 20th & Glisan). Thursdays, 3:15-4:15, October 11-December 6. Only $60 for 8 one-hour classes. For more information see KCLC's Club Guide and Registration Form.
Musical Puppets: Join teaching artist Andy Furgeson of Red Yarn Productions for this exciting 8 week enrichment class. Students will adapt an American folk tale into a musical puppet show, weaving in classic folk songs and original music. After choosing a story, participants will build sets and elaborate sock puppets of the characters. Then they'll adapt dialogue, develop silly voices and practice puppet manipulation. Andy will teach the group several folk songs and lead them in a songwriting exercise. Finally the group will perform their new show for families and friends at the Club Showcase!
I've updated this website with all of my show and class offerings; check out the Musical Puppet Show and Education Programs pages. Keep me in mind for birthday parties and residencies or events at your child's school. And as always, you can show your support by "Liking" Red Yarn on Facebook and spreading the word to friends! Hope to see you soon!
RED YARN PRODUCTIONS is a folk music and puppetry company based in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2011 by performer and teaching artist Andy Furgeson, RYP creates musical puppet shows and educational programs for schools, libraries, and community events.
RED YARN is a dynamic family performer, weaving folksongs & puppetry into engaging shows for all ages. With his energetic shows & lush folk-rock recordings, Red Yarn reinvigorates American folklore for younger generations.