TALES from the TIPPING POINT
           

            Wednesday, August 31 at 2:30 PM
 
               
WEST AGE WELL CENTER

                  909 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder

              This FREE show (followed by a Q & A session)
                funded by the Boulder Seniors Foundation
                     
is exclusively for those age 60 and up.
 

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Written and performed by Betsy Tobin

Travel with your quirky guide through the cosmos using what is at

hand to navigate worlds in this inventive DIY performance

about climate change with immersive shadows and video imagery.

   The show features costumes, characters, and sets built from recycled

  and up-cycled materials and music created using objects and materials         not commonly considered “musical”, revealing properties of beauty

                          often overlooked in day-to-day artifacts.

                                       Music by: Janet Feder

                                 Sculpture: George Sherwood

Videos by: Jesse Weiss & Betsy Tobin

Assistant directors: Margarita Blush & Michael Gunst

Tech Director: David Ortolano

Register for this FREE performance at:

https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/boulderparksrec/activity/search/detail/28410?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true&locale=en-US

We gratefully acknowledge additional funding from:

Boulder County Arts Alliance

Create Boulder

Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau

Our next performance of

TALES from the TIPPING POINT

in NOVEMBER

will be open to adults of all ages at the:

   Bookcliff Vineyards

1501 Lee Hill Drive, Number 17
Boulder, CO 80304

This show is now available for touring.
                     

 

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    COMING SOON:
 
OCTOBER WORKSHOPS in
Puppetry & Mask-making
with Recycled Materials
for adults and children

at Art Parts Creative Reuse Center in Boulder

funded by Create Boulder &
Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau

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MOMENT ITIME 
OPENING SHOWS:  POSTPONED due to Covid-19
EXPECTED OPENING in early 2023
Created and performed by Betsy Tobin & Michael Gunst
Music by Jesse Manno     Animation by Jesse Tobin Weiss
Film by Shay Eberle-Gunst
       
Details on rescheduled shows and open rehearsals to follow soon!

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Bricklayer mask by Michael Gunst

Stories will unfold as if emerging out of a black and white photo. Dressed in work clothes, with make-up on their hands and faces to blend in with the predominantly black and white figures, the two performers will represent the workers of humanity. They will set the stage, manipulate puppets, objects, and shadows, and play roles with or without masks in this non-verbal show for adults and children age 10+. The scenes explore themes of humanity: migration, love, cruelty, humor, faith, poverty, hunger, work, generosity, isolation, joy, and companionship. 














 
Hand puppets by Betsy Tobin

Funded by: Boulder Library Foundation,
Boulder County Arts Alliance, Puffin Foundation,

Gunstwork Puppet Mask Theatre & Now Or Never Theatre

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from SHADOWS & JOURNEYS
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Image from Garden of Earthly Light video by Betsy Tobin

Ongoing video collaboration with kinetic sculptor George Sherwood 
for his exhibitions in botanical gardens across the U.S.

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