TOURING SHOW- Richard 3.5
Duration: 80 minutes
Audience: Adult
Audience Size: 250
Puppet Style: Hand
Language(s): English
Stage Size: 24' x 12' x 14'
Personnel: 3
Video: NTSC
Description: A contemporary Richard III as a ragtime cabaret. A collaboration between puppeteer Eric Bass and physical comedian Bob Berky.
TOURING SHOW- Autumn Portraits
Duration: 70 minutes
Audience: Adult
Audience Size: 200
Puppet Style: Tabletop, rod
Language(s): English, French, German
Stage Size: 12' x 10' x 8'
Personnel: 2
Video: NTSC
Description: Eric Bass' signature solo vignettes of puppet characters in the autumns of their lives. Comic, touching, bizarre.

TOURING SHOW- Isidor's Cheek
Duration: 50 minutes
Audience: Children/Family
Audience Size: 70
Puppet Style: Miniature tabletop
Language(s): English, German
Stage Size: 10' x 9' x 8'
Personnel: 2
Video: NTSC
Description: Lazy Isidor's cheek runs away in search of adventure. Isidor chases his cheek around the world, a miniature circular stage that rotates around puppeteer Ines Zeller Bass.

WORKSHOP- Creating Puppet Theater from Social Testimony: How to Give Voice to a Story of Personal Injustice
Leaders: Eric & Shoshana Bass
Duration: 1 hour
Audience: Adult
Audience Size: 20
Style/Skill: Various
Language: English/German
Experience: None
Description: Taught by Eric Bass and Shoshanna Bass, this workshop takes participants through the process of gathering community stories through a story circle exercise, developed by John O'Neal in the Free Southern Theater during the Civil Rights Movement. The stories we tell will become the material for exploring the potential of puppets to embody these stories and the choices we have to give the stories voice. The focus of the workshop addresses how we can tell the story of someone else without "playing" that role, and without appropriating that culture. So the process looks at song, at the actor/puppet relationship, and at simultaneous scenes, among other techniques, to explore what makes the puppet a special medium for evoking testimony. Participants will work with Sandglass's excercise puppets from day one, and with any objects or raw materials that seems approprite on day two. Wear comfortable clothing in which you can move. There are no materials fees for this workshop and no pre-requisiting skills necessary.