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First guild meeting of 2016

The guild had a great planning meeting for 2016 on Saturday, January 30.    After a quick juggling of the location we met at The Village Troubadour cafe in Greenhills.

Attending members included Terrence Burke, Ryan Moore, Linda Mason, James Howes, Bill Yost, and new member Susan Bean.   Welcome to CAPG Susan!  After enjoying our meals we discussed plans for guild events that include:

A trip to the Miami University lecture  on February 15, 2016.  Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney will be one of the guests.  More information

Cincinnati Day of Puppetry will be held at Happen in Northside on Saturday March 19, 2016 from 10 am – 12 noon.   Richard Brown and Linda Mason are performing this year!  We are asking guild members to share any international puppets for a “International Puppet Showcase”.  Volunteers are needed to help run this annual guild event.

We are inviting members to attend the performance of Ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger on April 22, 2016 in Fairfield.   Lynn is an Ohio vent who has been performing for 30 years.   She has agreed to meet with guild members after the show!  Ticket information

Additional items discussed included:

  • Moving the annual puppet slam to October.  Ryan Moore will contact the Southgate House Revival to set this up.  All 2015 performers are welcome back in 2016!
  • Setting up a general guild email for contacting the guild, and sharing information.
  • Finding a organization (church/community center/etc.) to “adopt” the guild for meeting space.  It was mentioned that in return we could offer a performance to that organization.
  • Linda Mason provided an up to date list of guild member’s email and telephone numbers.

UPDATE on Madcap Puppets press conference

From John Lewandowski, Artistic Director/Executive Director of Madcap Productions:

We would like to invite you to join us at a Press Conference with Mayor John Cranley on:
Thursday the 13th of March at 9:30AM at the Madcap Center located at 3054 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45211.
The Mayor will announce his support for the new Madcap Center and this unique public/private partnership that will anchor the revitalization of the Historic Westwood Business District. Please join us in this celebration.

 

Congratulations to Madcap Puppets!

Mayor John Cranley announced during last week’s City Council meeting that Madcap Puppets will be receiving $500K from the City of Cincinnati for the capital costs associated with the new Madcap Center building.

Mayor Cranley  will be holding a press conference on Tuesday the 25th at 9:30AM in front of the new Madcap Center (3054 Harrison Ave) to announce the City’s support for Westwood and Madcap Productions.
UPDATE:
Due to urgent business the press conference with Mayor Cranley of Cincinnati has been postponed to Tuesday the 4th of March.  
This is fantastic news for our pals at Madcap, and for puppetry in Cincinnati!

Here is a video created by Madcap Puppets about their move to the Westwood neighborhood: