Release Schedule

Welcome to the Release Schedule! You can look here for what was shown on the VPC stage by day and time.  But just because it's already happened on the schedule doesn't mean you missed it! Most of the great content that will be presented at Virtual Puppet Con: Northeast Edition 2021 is available for streaming!
Except for the Puppet Slam and Potpourri/Open Mic, most of the other content is now available for streaming.
This streaming is only available for a limited time, though. The content is only available until midnight of November 18. The Lobby is open 24 hours a day, and the store will be open until December 1!

New! Rating system (Look on the left side of event listings):
laughing Smiley Face = appropriate for Youth and Families
No icon = suitable for General Audiences (Parents, watch first to determine appropriateness for your child)
Exlamation point in a triangle = Content only appropriate for Adults (Parental discretion suggested for those aged 16-18)

Click on the "View" button to view the Schedule for that day:

Day 1 - Friday, November 5th

Day 2 - Saturday, November 6th

Day 3 - Sunday, November 7th

Day 4 - Monday, November 8th

Streaming Day

  • Content featured on the Stage is available
  • Store is Open
  • Lobby is Open

Day 5 - Tuesday, November 9th

Streaming Day

  • Content featured on the Stage is available
  • Store is Open
  • Lobby is Open

Day 6 - Wednesday, November 10th

Streaming Day

  • Content featured on the Stage is available
  • Store is Open
  • Lobby is Open

Day 7 - Thursday, November 11th

On the Fringe

Day 8 - Friday, November 12th

Day 9 - Saturday, November 13th

Day 10 - Sunday, November 14th

Day 11 - Monday, November 15th

Streaming Day

  • Content featured on the Stage is available
  • Store is Open
  • Lobby is Open

Day 12 - Tuesday, November 16th

Streaming Day

  • Content featured on the Stage is available
  • Store is Open
  • Lobby is Open

Day 13 - Wednesday, November 17th

Streaming Day

  • Content featured on the Stage is available
  • Store is Open
  • Lobby is Open

Day 14 - Thursday, November 18th

Streaming Day

  • Content featured on the Stage is available
  • Store is Open
  • Lobby is Open

Day 2 – Saturday Nov, 6

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9AM

PERFORMANCE

Tom Knight Puppets

 By Tom Knight

Tom Knight has been delighting children and their grown-ups with his original, interactive, musical puppet show since 1988. His unique blend of musicianship and puppetry celebrates reading (“the Library Boogie”), the environment (“the Garbage Monster”), and science (“The Solar System”), with hand-made puppets, catchy songs, and a high degree of audience participation. The strong visual elements appeal to children as young as 2, while fun lyrics engage children up to twelve, and adults alike.
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9:27AM

FILMS

Where’s Shadow? (A Puppet What What Story)

 By Robin Polfuss

What What has lost her friend Shadow, but thinks if she writes him a letter, she will find him!
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9:31AM

FILMS

Hayfever (film 1), Old Habits (film 2)

 By Ruadhán Gormally

"Ted goes on a surprising journey on a summer's day... (Film 1) Tourist Earl visits some historic sites, only to find that not everything remains in the past..(Film 2)"
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9:35AM

FILMS

HOW TO MAKE HOT CHOCOLATE! (A Puppet What What Story!)

 By Robin Polfuss

What What teaches how to make hot chocolate. She might use a bit too much hot chocolate powder...
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10AM

WORKSHOP

How To Make a Puppet Out of a Paper Bag

By Tom Knight

Tom Knight takes you step by step through the process of making a hand puppet from a paper bag. Supplies: Paper Bag, scissors, glue stick, markers, rubber band, construction paper and your imagination!

Tom Knight takes you step by step through the process of making a hand puppet from a paper bag. Supplies: Paper Bag, scissors, glue stick, markers, rubber band, construction paper and your imagination!

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11:00AM

WORKSHOP

Basic Acting Techniques for Puppeteers

By Meada L. Taylor

This workshop will cover basic acting techniques as it relates to puppetry.
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12:30PM

WORKSHOP

Paper Pop-Ups for Puppet Performers

By Peter Court

Integration of Pop-up books as performance spaces for various styles of puppetry

Integration of Pop-up books as performance spaces for various styles of puppetry

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2PM (Live)

Workshop

How to Make a Fun Sock Stick Puppet!

By Robin Polfuss

Not your usual sock puppet! Make a special, easy to create stick puppet using socks, sticks, a toilet paper roll or newspaper, fabric, pipecleaners, yarn and markers with Robin Polfuss
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3:30pm

WORKSHOP

Creating Puppets from Recycled Materials

 By Carol Sterling

The presentation will share techniques and activities on how to use recycled materials, e.g., cardboard roll, envelope, plastic bottle, paper plate, colored paper and a marker to create simple puppets. I will demonstrate how to make each puppet and then share how to use music, movement and pantomime to tell simple stories. The workshop will reinforce skills in listening and speaking skills including character and voice development.
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5PM

Panel

Is It Easy Being Green? : Creating a sustainable/eco-friendly practice in puppetry

PANEL

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7:00PM

FILMS

Allison Asks (series of short videos)

 By Allison Gans-Pomerantz

A series of short videos where an interviewer interviews various people and objects.
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7:20PM

PERFORMANCE

Fairy Tale Twist

 By Meada L Taylor

Fairytale Twist is an adaption of a collection of three well know fairytales: Three Billy Goats Gruff, Three Little pigs and Cinderella. However, Meada Taylor has taken these foundation stories and twisted them to present The Three Goats Boats, The Three Pigs Gigs, and finally, Not Your Ordinary Cinderella Story using different types of puppets.
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8:30 PM

FILMS

Whale Fall

By Kurt Roembke

A shadow puppet music video for the song Whale Fall. Official music video by the band Silbo Gomero.
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8:36 PM

PERFORMANCE

Foes of the Peach Head Colony

 By Kenneth Harris

A space crew struggles to meet the deadline for shipping sleep treatments to aliens on the brink of raging war against the galactic union.
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8:44 PM

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PERFORMANCE

Body Stories

 By Brzezinski and Schap

Body Stories is a short film shadow puppet series exploring the question: What is it like to be in your body? Highlighting personal stories of people who answered this question and offered their bodies as shadow screens during filming.

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