Things are hopping here at Red Yarn Productions! I’m beginning my fourth week of residency at Vernon Elementary, auditioning a Young Audiences school performance program this Friday, and planning an exciting summer for Red Yarn. Find details on camps, workshops, performances, and a tour below! Red Yarn Summer Camps! Puppetry Camp at Friendly House, July 9-13 Got […]
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RED YARN PRODUCTIONS is a folk music and puppetry company based in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2011 by performer and teaching artist Andy Furgeson, RYP creates high quality musical puppet shows and educational programs for schools, libraries, venues, and community events. RED YARN is a dynamic children’s performer, weaving live music, puppetry and interactive storytelling into engaging shows for family audiences. Whether performing solo or with the Red Yarn Puppet Band, the red-bearded bard teaches positive values while reinvigorating American folklore for younger generations.
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I just finished the first two weeks of a four-week elementary school residency–my first teaching artist experience through Young Audiences. My residency is called “Folk Song Puppet Show,” so each class is learning an old animal folk song, creating elaborate sock puppets of the song’s characters, and performing for other classes on the final day. […]
This Saturday, April 7, at 2:00pm, I’m performing at Picassitos, a wonderful family arts & crafts studio in Sellwood. This is the first of a series of perfomances promoting a summer camp I’m co-leading at Picassitos from July 16-20. I’ll also be performing at Cafe au Play each Friday in April from 10:30-11:00am. My November […]
I rescheduled my Hillsdale Library show for this Tuesday, March 27, from 10:15-11:00am. Sorry about the cancellation last week, and I hope to see you on Tuesday! See below for the full schedule for “Hep Cats & Hound Dogs” at the libraries. Also, I have a few other shows coming up in April. At 2pm […]
Boohoo! I have to cancel my show tomorrow at Hillsdale Library, as I’m stuck in Texas after thunderstorms delayed my flight back to Portland. Hopefully I can reschedule the show soon! Sorry.
Red Yarn Productions is excited to announce nine free performances of the new musical puppet show, “Hep Cats & Hound Dogs,” at Multnomah County Libraries in March and April 2012: Red Yarn Productions & Multnomah County Libraries present: “Hep Cats & Hound Dogs” Can a cat and a dog be friends? Join Red Yarn, aka […]
On Saturday Red performed his new one-man show, “Hep Cats & Hound Dogs,” at Central Library. There was a great crowd and Red, Hep Cat Eddie, and Jim the Hound Dog had a blast. Check out a few photos below or see more on the Facebook album.
Red Yarn was recently commissioned to make a Big Bad Wolf mask for TriptheDark, a wonderful Portland indie dance company working on a dance production of Red Riding Hood. I’m posting a few pictures below, or you can see more on the Facebook album.
This Saturday, February 11, I’m offering a sneak preview of my new one-man show, “Hep Cats & Hound Dogs,” at 10:30am at Central Library. Red Yarn Productions & Multnomah Country Library present: “Hep Cats and Hound Dogs” Sat., February 11, 10:30-11:15am (arrive at 10:00am to get tickets!) Central Library in the U.S. Bank Room (801 […]
Red Yarn has a busy February approaching! Several library performances, plus shows every Friday morning of the month at Cafe au Play. See the info below! “Bob Rabbit in the Deep Woods” Wednesday, February 1 10:30-11:15 a.m. Hollywood Library (4040 N.E. Tillamook) “Bob Rabbit in the Deep Woods” Wednesday, February 1 4:00-4:45 p.m. Hillsdale Library […]