Saturday, November 22 at 5pm, in the Arts Barn, Hilltop Montessori is thrilled to present one of its own – Middle School Teacher and Artist, Finn Campman as he stages his one man puppet show entitled “Of Bread and Paper”. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. There is limited seating so reservations are required. Sign up a the front desk, or email Amelia at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds are to benefit Hilltop’s 2014 Annual Fund.
This evocative piece, which played to sold-out audiences at the 2012 Puppets in the Green Mountains festival, invites you to enter a world of light and shadow where layers of meaning are glimpsed and gradually revealed. Of Bread and Paper is the story of a poor refugee trying to find his way home. His exile is self imposed but enforced by the struggles of the world: poverty, conflict, indecision, and love. The show is played with paper figures, light and shadows and is appropriate for children 7 and up.
Bet you didn’t know…
Finn Campman studied printmaking and literature at Sarah Lawrence College, and began working with puppets in 1991 when he joined Sandglass Theater. Since then, he has worked with Roman Paska at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, taught puppet construction and design at Helsinki College of Art and Design and in residence at Hamilton College. He taught puppet and object manipulation for six summers at Sandglass Theater’s Summer Intensive. Finn is Co-Artistic director of Company of Strangers, whose production Moth and Moon won an UNIMA Citation of Excellence. He has toured Scandinavia, Portugal, Hungary, Germany, France, Spain, and Israel. Finn Co-directed and Designed Touchstone Theatre’s production of The Little Prince, and was guest video artist and composer in a collaboration with Contemporary Dance Wyoming. For four years he was an Artist in Residence at The Hall Farm Center for the Arts and Education. Finn created the video component for the Brattleboro Music Center’s production of Devine Chemistry, and has presented his work in two Puppetry In The Green Mountain Festivals.