Friday, September 9 7:00 PM
Three shadow puppet crankie performances:
I Don’t Feel Dead Yet
A traditional folk tale from Louisiana; a spirited, comic ghost story about letting go.
Where Stars Come From
Set to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, takes us on a journey through time and across the globe. In a time when we had no one to tell us what things were, people everywhere were asking the same question.. What is a star?
Francis Whitmore’s Wife
One colonial woman’s struggle to survive a Vermont winter on her own in mid-18th century Vermont.
A designer, puppeteer, and paper cutter, Katherine Fahey embodies a community of musicians, artists, and writers where elegance and authenticity are signal virtues. She has been working as a professional artist for over ten years. Her cut paper and prints have become music posters, shadow puppets, portraits, set design and animation, including lush music videos for musicians such as Wye Oak and ellen cherry. Katherine spent years designing and printing posters, shirts, and CD covers for musicians before she becoming a performer in her own right through the form of shadow puppetry. She has performed locally as well as nationally. She recently performed at the National Puppetry Festival in Connecticut, finished her largest shadow puppet moving panorama (or crankie) yet for a live action film for Cortina Productions and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and is currently working on her second commissioned shadow show for the Peabody School of Music.
Katherine takes very seriously the responsibility of an artist and a storyteller to the messages they put out into the world, and works to create a positive sense of wonder in her audience.