2015 Spork in Hand Puppet Slam

Date/Time: Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th @ 7:00 pm
Place: Nothing To See Here (1216 Taylor Street) – entrance down the alley in the rear of building
General Admission: $10

*FREE with Festival Pass!

Buy Tickets: April 17th @ 7:00 pm

Buy Tickets: April 18th @ 7:00 pm

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So first of all–what’s a Puppet Slam? The Puppet Slam Network defines a Puppet Slam as, “the nexus of vaudeville, burlesque, and performance art through the intersection of experimental theater, art, music, and dance as a viable alternative to the culturally homogenous digital mass media.”


In other words, a Puppet Slam fits perfectly within the collection of art, film, food, and new media that we celebrate here at Indie Grits.

The Spork in Hand Puppet Slam is an adults only event and now a staple in making Indie Grits the unique festival experience that it is. Our Puppet Slam calls together puppeteers and artists from across the Southeast to perform along side the Slam’s creators and Columbia’s very own, Belle et Bête–also known as Lyon Hill and Kimi Maeda. They describe the program as,  “gloriously gritty evenings of experimental short puppetry and object theatre performances… a celebration of southern puppetry that is off the beaten path.”


We have a talented and extremely capable host, (Beau Brown – Atlanta, GA) and a fantastic lineup of puppeteers from all over! Check out these cats:

Torry Bend – Minneapolis, MN
Geoffrey Cormier – Charleston, SC
Happiness Bomb (Mike Pope, David Hamiter, Willie White) – Columbia, SC
Lyon Hill – Columbia, SC
Kimi Maeda – Columbia, SC
Tarish Pipkins – Chapel Hill, NC
Mitra Salehi and Tyler Quick – Columbia, SC
Will Schutze – Charleston, SC
David Stephens (All Hands Productions) – Atlanta, GA
Donovan Zimmerman (Paperhand Puppet Intervention) – Graham, NC
As well, we will be joined by the house band–Prairie Willows! Scope out their page, and hear their mellifluous tones!

Click here for info on last year’s Puppet Slam!