'Mistake' Havel Puppets Picture

'Mistake' Havel Play Puppets, 2006
Latex; fabric mache; wooden dowels; welding rods; fabrics; acrylic paints

You ever stop and wonder what Japanese puppets ( [link] ) would look like as Czech prisoners? Yeah, I know, you almost couldn't sleep for the night not knowing. Well - they're not pretty, but they worked for the cause. I never did get to see this show.


The Garden Party & Mistake
Vaclav Havel Festival
October 26 - November 19, 2006
A Production of Untitled Theater Co.#61

Performances at:
575 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY



Vaclav Havel (Playwright)
Isaac & Jennifer Rathbone (Directors)
Carol Rocamora & Tomas Rychetsky (Translation by)


Shalon Palmer (Puppet Designer/Sculptor)
Jay Scott (Lighting Designer)


Puppeteering by:
Alley Scott
Laura Stockton
Kristine Waters

Voice-Overs by:
Joe Beaudin
David Nelson

Mistake written by Vaclav Havel

Presented as the Pre-Show for The Garden Party during the Havel Festival

This opening short puppet play features prison mates in a "Punch & Judy" like conflict. Four prisoners
muddle their way through the daily ritual for a newcomer in the cellblock.


Latest Project in the works with Oracle Inc., Native American Tales:

New Wolf Mask
Concept Sketches

Also check out the last project with them, 'Japanese Tales of Love and Woe':

WOLF Mask Performed
Japanese Tales Masks Performed
Japanese Tales Rod Puppets Performed
Japanese Tales Shadow Puppets Performed

Japanese Tales Puppets
Young Woman Puppet
Old Man Puppet
Old Woman/Frog Puppet
Samurai/Snake Puppet

Rod Puppet Mechanisms

Dragon King of the Sea Puppet
Dragon Puppet WIP

People Shadow Puppets
Animal Shadow Puppets

Completed Wolf Mask
Noh Masks

Completed Heita Noh Mask
Completed Ko-omote Noh Mask
Completed Doji Noh Mask
Completed Chu-jyo Noh Mask

Masks In Progress
Wolf Mask WIP

And the tutorials:

Creating Latex Puppet Hands
Creating Latex Puppet Heads


Oracle Theatre, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) company, offers a unique theatrical experience.
Tantalizing all ages with mythological themes, historical accounts, fables, and literature, our
goal is to better educate the community about various cultures. And we are also in constant
search for new voices and undiscovered tales to be heard. Through new works, old stories,
and anything that embodies a full spirit, the dramatic presentations incorporate an array of
visual and audio displays with live action. As a company comprised of artists of diverse
talents, the art of collaboration is our universal dedication.
For more information contact: [email protected] [link]
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