January 22nd Zoom Party!

Our next Guild Event will take place Saturday, January 22nd starting at 4:45pm (PST) with a special “waiting lounge”. Log in early to enjoy a Meet-and-Greet with our special host and say hello to friends, new and old. Do you have an outfit you typically reserve for “going out” that hasn’t seen the light of day for two years? Well, grab the top because the dress code for this party is “Snazzy from the Shoulders Up”! We encourage you to dress up… maybe not to the nines, but to the 3-and-a-quarters 😋

Register for this event to receive the log in information HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4baeab2aa7fc1-january

Welcoming 2022 on January 22, featuring TWO amazing artists: Myra Su and Kara Morgan! Each artist will introduce their innovative short videos and participate in a short Q&A.  We will also be creating a virtual puppet show together on Zoom! please download and print the Hummingbird paper puppet template HERE to be a part of this one-of-a-kind collaboration.  



Guest Artist: Myra Su

Myra Su is a storyteller, puppeteer, and puppet maker based in Chicago, MyraSu.com. Her primary medium is shadow puppetry but her work also includes experimentations with video, crankies, and other paper-based media. Most recently, she was a recipient of a Handmade Puppet Dreams 2020 Quarantine Film Micro-Commission grant. Her short puppet film, GOODNIGHT SHADOW, debuted in February 2021 and was made under lockdown conditions. She is currently teaching puppetry workshops online as well as designing puppets for an upcoming music video. In addition to her independent work, she is a touring performer with Manual Cinema, with performances worldwide. She is also a co-curator for a quarterly puppet slam, “Nasty, Brutish & Short.”

Guest Artist: Kara Morgan

Kara Morgan is a comedic writer and performer who explores the hidden layers of the self through stop-motion animation and character based sketch comedy, KaraMorgan.com. Having begun her career as an opera singer, Kara interweaves her music and her singing into her creations. Her series The Kara Morgan Show explores the self through the device of a tiny French-speaking, stop-motion animated alter-ego, Tiny Kara. A student of the Groundlings Theater and School, Kara’s current work comedically explores her mind’s inner workings through her original characters The Perfectionist, The Inner Child, Anxiety, The Ego, The Diva and many more. You can see her work on Instagram or Tiktok as @karaleemo!

Paper Puppet Collaboration:

Download the PDF by clicking on the image above and print your own paper hummingbird puppet (printing on card stock recommended).  Customize your hummingbird to your liking and have it ready for our Zoom Party where Guild member Marisol Himmel of ModdyPuppets will lead us in a screen-recording of the hummingbirds “flying” from square to square in a retelling of an old folktale featuring this small, but mighty, protagonist.  

Looking forward to this fun evening! Hope to see you there!