Saturday, December 28: The Snowflake Man by Puppet Kabob at 10:30am and 1pm
The story of The Snowflake Man is inspired by Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, the self-educated farmer and scientist who attracted world attention when he became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal. The Snowflake Man swings audiences into the historic 1920s through creative storytelling, intricately designed Czech-style marionettes, and a striking pop-up book of water color scenery. This UNIMA-USA award winning show combines art, science, and a little known piece of American history to magical effect!
The Snowflake Man was awarded a 2011 UNIMA Citation of Excellence – the highest honor in puppetry. This award is shared with Director Jason Thibodeaux and Vermont Watercolor artist Bruce Lee. The show is sponsored in part by a Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
PUPPETKABOB has toured nationally to schools, libraries, theaters, museums and festivals. Company founder and artistic director, Sarah Frechette, blends science and history with puppetry arts to create for audiences a dynamic and interactive theater experience.
Sarah is a graduate of the University of Connecticut's Puppetry Arts Program and has developed numerous full length productions, toured internationally, and received the prestigious UNIMA citation of excellence. Sarah has studied marionettes in Germany with Legendary Master Puppeteer Albrecht Roser and has performed with marionettes across the U.S., Germany, Austria and China. She also toured with the marionette rock-opera Don't Trust Anyone Over Thirty with Phillip Huber, for which Sarah made the puppets costumes.