January 2020 Holiday Party in San Rafael

Here-Yee all Puppet Enthusiasts!

Please mark your calendars for the SFBAPG 65 th Anniversary celebration of the Holidays and New Year. You may ask why January. It’s because many puppeteers have a very busy December.

WHEN and WHERE is this shindig supposed to occur?!

Sunday, Jan 26th from 3-7:30 pm
Christ Presbyterian Church, 620 Del Ganado Road in beautiful Terra Linda (San Rafael area) California!


This is festive party is perfect for inviting family (including children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and distant cousins) and friends. You don’t need to be a member to attend! There will be great entertainment and fun activities for all ages in a gracious setting.

It’s also the perfect time to reach out to that teacher, librarian or teen that has shown an interested in this art form. Let’s share our puppet enthusiasm.


Magical Moonshine Theatre (MMT) will present “the Gunnywolf”. MMT has performed in 15 countries in 8 different languages. MMT is the recipient of 3 UNIMA-USA Certificates of Excellence and other awards including the Golden Apple Award for Best Children’s Play at the World Puppet Carnival in Kazakhstan!

“The Gunnywolf” Little Rabbit goes into the forest to pick flowers even after her mother tells her not to. There she meets the Gunnywolf who wants her to sing him to sleep… This musical show is presented with Bohemian style marionettes on a table top stage. Recommended for ages 3-103 and up. MMT will offer a show and tell after their presentation.

Camilla Henneman will present “Anansi Tales.” Camilla is a retired educator and film special effects artist. Her films include: Ghostbusters 2, Fight Club, Gorillas in the Mist, Harry and the Hendersons, Cocoon, George of the Jungle, Childsplay and others.

“Anansi Tales” is the premier performance of Camilla Henneman’s story of the African trickster spider, Anansi. The stage is made as a pop-up book, inspired by Monica Leo’s pop up stage workshop at the 2018 National Festival.  The puppets are needle-felted rod puppets and Bohemian style marionettes.

A Very Loose Schedule (it’s a party after-all)!

2:00 Setup, decorate a table, setup puppet display, etc.
3:00 Start of Party – Meet & greet plus puppet activities
3:30 Show “The Gunnywolf” by Magical Moonshine Theater
4:15 Puppeteer Scavenger Hunt
4:30 Short Guild meeting
5ish Potluck supper
6ish Show “Anansi Tales” by Camilla Henneman
6:45 Slam-Potpourri/Raffle Winners
7:15ish Cleanup