November shows!

Join Red Yarn each Wednesday morning from November 2-16 at Cafe au Play, a non-profit community center cafe in SE Portland. Red will perform his unique mix of folk songs, puppetry, and storytelling. Meet puppet characters like Bob Rabbit, Jim the Hound Dog, and Mr. Possum, and learn their stories through classic folk songs. Be prepared to laugh, dance, and sing along!

Red Yarn @ Cafe au Play
5633 SE Division
Wednesday, November 2, 9, & 16
10:30-11:30am
$3/person suggested donation

Hope to see you there!

Busy September for Red Yarn!

Whew! What a month! We revamped Red Yarn Puppet Band with four awesome new members, built several animal puppets, created a show called “Hep Cats & Hound Dogs,” performed at a community festival and a birthday party on the same day, built a giant puppet in a day with a group of friends, applied for a teaching artist gig in the spring, wrote and recorded a song on commission, and laid the groundwork for a busy year with Red Yarn. Rather than tell the story of this busy month, I’m posting pictures in chronological order.

Andy’s & Jessie’ non-puppet band, These Branches, debuts at the Friendly House open house on Sept. 8th:
New puppets–Jim the Hound Dog and Bruno the drumming cat–in process. Plus Hep Cat Eddie–a puppet that former RYPB member Tony Candelaria started last year and new member Addy Kessler finished last month:



Preparing for the Slabtown Festival with the newly revamped Red Yarn Puppet Band:


Red Yarn Puppet Band at Slabtown Festival in Northwest Portland on Sept. 17th:
Photos (c) 2011 Neil Heilpern (Nikki) – Used with permission.

Building “Zozobra” with friends at Cape Lookout State Park on Sept 24th: