Beer and Puppet Theater, Vashon’s only puppet slam!

Jawbone Puppet Theater presents:


Don’t miss the next installment of this fun-filled night of short form adult and experimental puppetry!

Saturday, April 6, 8pm, at Camp Colvos Brewing,17636 Vashon Hwy SW (the old Saucy Sisters)

Tickets at the door $8 (No one turned away for lack of funds!)
We are happy and excited to present our puppet slam at Camp Colvos Brewing. Enjoy delicious Vashon beer, hot food, and iconoclastic puppet shows all at the same time! You can expect puppets, clowns and music by Seattle and Vashon Island’s best puppeteers and idiots, and even a couple of cute kids thrown in for good measure. Featuring funny, surreal and violent fun for all ages, including a duplicitous 2-legged serpent, and an old lady devoured by wild beasts.

This is the third in an ongoing series of slams. Featured performers: Steven Lipke, the hairy clown prophet comes out of the the woods to speak to you in psychedelic tongues; Linda Comer with charming puppetry and off key singing; the cute as hell Okrent-Grau Family Players present “The Apple Family;” Manuel Alvarez comforts us with his lovely puppets, gentle voice, and hypnotic manner; the great Jason Webley presents “peep show,” which is sure to be some kind of silliness; Vashon’s own wunderkind, clown musician extraordinaire, Luz Gaxiola brings us feats of derring do and accordion delight; young puppeteer, Ling Ling will school you on some old time Vashon -Maury Island history, like you’ve never heard it before, complete with goblins and gnomes; and of course Adam Ende’s Jawbone Puppet Theater will amaze you with what they can make the puppets do.

These Jawbone Puppet Slams we’ve been putting on recently, are in many ways descendants of the Drunk Puppet Nights from way back before the dawn of time at the Rebar. Does anyone remember that? Joshua Okrent, Guiomar Grau, and Adam Ende were organizers and participants in those drunk puppet nights, and now, we are back, with shows as sacrilegious and straight from our hearts as ever, but now performing with our kids, an 11-year-old, a 9-year-old, and a 5-year-old. It’s gratifying to be creating work with our children, work that is very much inspired and generated by the kids. People in this country like to get offended at the slightest provocation. Back in the day, before I had kids, when people would complain about my work, I would respond, “sorry it wasn’t  meant to be offensive, just beautiful and funny,” and they would say, “you just don’t understand because you don’t have children.” Now that I have children, I am happy to say, I still don’t understand.

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Spring is right around the corner! Come out of hibernation for some delicious, cold, Vashon-brewed beer, yummy food, and cutting-edge puppet shows!

Our Vashon puppet slam series give local artists and puppeteers a chance to fearlessly experiment, have fun, collaborate, and face the challenge of creating new work on a regular basis. The goal is to both create community and collaborative opportunity for local artists, and to treat local audiences to fun, new, experimental, and thought provoking performance art, created and presented right here on Vashon.

If you would like to join us, visit the Jawbone Puppet Studio in Dockton, or present or collaborate on a show at a future slam, please contact Adam Ende, founder and janitor of Jawbone Puppet Theater, at 347-455-5558.
Stay tuned for the next installment in late July.
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