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Puppet Show and Tell
Judy Saves the Day!
by Sarah Nolen, Resident Artist
Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 3:00PM

Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA 02445


August 16 (Sunday) | 3:00 pm
FREE (Donations welcome, suggested $10-$20 per household)

After being pushed around for over 200 years, the famous hand puppet heroine Judy has had enough! Cheer her on as she goes on a quest for respect, justice, and a well-deserved nap. This modern interpretation of the traditional "Punch and Judy" show is a hilarious, timely, hand-crafted farce that the whole family will enjoy!

Hand puppets. Recommended for all ages 4 and up.

About the Performer:
Sarah Nolen is a puppeteer and filmmaker originally from Austin, Texas. As Puppet Showplace Theater’s resident artist, she performs regularly for youth and family audiences and teaches puppetry in camps, workshops, residencies, and evening adult classes. Sarah earned her BFA in film from Southern Methodist University, and an MFA in Puppet Arts from the University of Connecticut.

Known nationally for her versatile, witty, and innovative work across multiple puppetry styles, she has created dozens of short “slam”-style performances, appearing in the National Puppet Slam, at the Puppets in Paradise Festival, and the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. Sarah has toured internationally as part of the ensemble for Reverse Cascade (inspired by circus artist Judy Finelli’s struggle with Multiple Sclerosis), and has performed as principal puppeteer for the immersive multi-media show Pip's Island in NYC. In Boston, she has worked closely with the Boston Pops Orchestra, performing as a puppeteer/narrator of “'Twas the Night Before Christmas," and again as a designer/builder of the Arthur Fiedler puppet for "Puppets Take the Pops." Sarah has worked as a production coordinator for Puppet Heap in Hoboken, New Jersey, and most recently as a builder for the kinetic creation studio AchesonWalsh Studios.

In addition to her work in puppetry, Sarah is an experienced filmmaker with credits that range from reality shows and commercial broadcast TV to Indie features and web ads. In 2015, she received the Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship in support of her television pilot Treeples, a show geared towards empowering girls, which screened at film festivals across the U.S.


This production was developed with support from Puppet Showplace Theater's Incubator New Works Development Program and the Bob Jolly Charitable Trust.


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