Rocky Mountain Puppet Slam Photo by John Moore

Photos: Fall Rocky Mountain Puppet Slam

Rocky Mountain Puppet Slam Photo by John Moore

From WYNOT Productions’ ‘Conversations With an American Icon’ at the 2018 Fall Rocky Mountain Puppet Slam. Photo by John Moore. To see more, click the link below.


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The goal of this new quarterly Denver tradition is to showcase new and emerging puppetry works

The fall 2018 Rocky Mountain Puppet Slam was held October 6 at the Diebolt Brewing Company in north Denver. This was the third installment of a new ongoing puppeteering tradition recently launched by Katy Williams, who introduced the concept in a DCPA NewsCenter guest column in March.

Read more: Katy Williams on ‘slamming’ puppetry myths

A puppet slam is night of curated short-form puppet and object theatre. You might see a comedic hand-puppet piece, a dramatic and moving marionette, a haunting shadow performance or even a human-sized killer robot. You never know. The goal is to showcase new and emerging puppetry works.

The lineup, emceed by Matt Bethune and The Great Contorto, included:

  • Julie Talty performing here_kitty
  • The Wizard’s Den performing Enlightenment Now
  • WYNOT Productions performing Conversations with an American Icon (in this case, a bald eagle)
  • Audacious Theatre performing from its stage production of Van Helsing’s Daughter
  • Andryn Arithson performing The Oyster and the Pearl
  • SLVLC performing Robopera vs. Graviton
  • Katy Williams and Erik Fellenstein performing Jack and the Apocalyptic Moon Journey

For information on future puppet slams, go to

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