Living Things Festival 2019: Puppet Slam!


Michael V. Smith (as Cookie) hosts an evening of professional and amateur performers doing unusual things with objects...... ADULT CONTENT & NUDITY (puppets and people). Underground puppet slams are popping up everywhere. They feature contemporary short-form puppet and object theatre for adult audiences, often late at night in small venues, nightclubs, and art spaces.

Puppet Slams exist at the nexus of vaudeville, burlesque, and performance art through the intersection of experimental theatre, art, music, and dance as a viable alternative to the culturally homogenous digital mass media. If you have a secret life as a puppeteer and want to come out or an attention-worth​y relationship with objects, this is your chance.