Shoshana Bass is an interdisciplinary performing artist, with a background in physical theater, dance and circus. Working with director Gerard Stropnicky, she has worked puppetry, dance and spoken word into a piece that explores her relationship to her father’s Autumn Portraits building upon a premise that puppets are containers of memory. In it, a daughter explores what it means for her to slip into her father’s art – and not just the form, but the actual pieces. WHEN I PUT ON YOUR GLOVE is a work that addresses universal questions of belonging, childhood, fear of loss, death and the complicated nature of navigating generational artistic legacy. This project is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts
Sandglass Theater is an internationally known theater company specializing in combining puppets with music, actors, and visual imagery. Since 1982, the company’s productions have toured 24 countries, performing in theaters, festivals and cultural institutions and winning numerous international prizes.
Sandglass Theater produces works for both adult audiences and young audiences—two repertoires that tour separately and together. Sandglass also performs and teaches in its own 60-seat renovated barn theater in Putney, Vermont. Sandglass Theater is available for workshops and residencies and teaches a 2-week intensive training program each summer.
Sandglass Theater is associated with the Sandglass Center for Puppetry and Theater Research, a not-for-profit organization. Sandglass Theater is a member of the Network of Ensemble Theaters and the National Performance Network.
Sandglass Puppet Theater
When I put on your glove
Shoshana Bass, performer and creator
Eric Bass, Concept and creator of the original Autumn Portraits
Gerard Stropnicky, director
Ines Zeller Bass, additional design and construction
Maria Pugnetti, sound design
SANDGLASS THEATER Artistic Director ERIC BASS, after 30 years, is passing the puppets from his signature piece Autumn Portraits into new hands. The result: a look at a new piece, WHEN I PUT ON YOUR GLOVE, performed by his daughter SHOSHANA BASS.