Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spaghetti Dinner Variety Show: May 9th!

Puppet Underground proudly presents our THIRD (can you believe it??)...

Benefiting Teatro Indigena de la Sierra Tarahumara

When: Saturday, May 9th at 7pm
Where: St Stephen's Church (In the Auditorium)
1525 Newton St NW

Suggested Donation: $5-$10 Sliding Scale

What is a Spaghetti Dinner?
A Spaghetti Dinner is a variety evening combining pasta, performance and music. It is a venue for performing artists to show excerpts of new work or shorter pieces. It is essentially a works-in-progress cabaret and it welcomes performing art of various mediums from puppetry to dance to music! And we always serve a meal of vegetarian spaghetti. (Though it's hard to anticipate how much pasta to make, so arrive early to get enough food!)

Spaghetti Dinners were founded in 1978 by toy theater company Great Small Works (New York City) for neighobrhood residents and theater artists. We are happy to continue the tradition here in DC!

Supporting Teatro Indigena de la Sierra Tarahumara
This particular Spaghetti Dinner will be raising money for Teatro Indigena, an indigenous puppetry group located in Chihuahua, Mexico. Teatro Indigena works with indigenous youth throughout the state of Chihuahua, travelling from rural towns to urban cities. They create puppet shows with participating youth that comment on social and political conditions, on topics ranging from sustainable agricultural practices to international immigration policy. Recently their funding was entirely cut and they are struggling to find new financial resources to continue their work.

If you can't make this Spaghetti Dinner, but would like to donate to Teatro Indigena, contact Ximena at:

The Line Up:
We will have a shadow puppet show, poetry, animation by Teatro Indigena, Cuban hip hop and more! More lineup details will be announced soon!

Cheap Art:
Local artists will have their art for sale! And it'll be cheap, in true dedication to the Cheap Art movement. Look forward to bottle cap earrings, patches, block prints and more!

So come on out and help us show Teatro Indigena some love!

Melissa, Ximena, Janelle, Lily, Anna
of Puppet Underground