For the first time in fourteen years, artist Peter Schumann and Bread and Puppet Theater tour the West Coast with a series of performances, workshops, lectures, exhibits and parades. Enjoy a feast of Bread and Puppet events in the Bay Area from October 7th – October 13th.

Visit the Internet Archive for additional events and information.

Dolores Parade
“We are All in the Same Boat” by Peter Schumann. 2015.

Jingles & GiantsPop-Up Exhibition featuring Bread & Puppet Press books of all shapes and sizes, from the diminutive many-volume Jingle Book series, to the one-of-a- kind handmade Giant Books, drawn in charcoal on large-format pages with sewn cardboard covers. Free to the Public.

postcard_4x6_frontFIRE at the Internet Archive

Friday, Oct 9, 7pm. 300 Funston Ave, San Francisco. Friday, Oct 9, 7pm. (Pre-show reception begins at 6 pm)

6:00 p.m. – Pre-show Reception and sale of the company’s “Cheap art” 7:00 p.m. – Performance proceeded by a Fiddle Talk by Peter Schumann and followed by a Bread Reception. Celebrate the dedication of the Bread & Puppet Archive with Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle and filmmaker Dee Dee Halleck.

Tickets $20 or donation.

No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.                                            

Please Note: This show may not be appropriate for young children.

Fire was originally created in 1965 and later dedicated to three Americans who immolated themselves in protest against the war in Vietnam. Fire is a glimpse into seven days in a Vietnamese community which is incinerated by firebombs, followed by a scene referencing the protest self-immolations. Fire is performed with life-sized puppets which resemble their manipulators.

George Dennison, author, educator, and longtime observer of Bread & Puppet, said: “To some extent (Fire) is a service to the dead. Beyond this it manifests certain of the deep premises of the human condition, the inequitableness of life, our dependencies on each other, the social nature of the self.”

Additional Bay Area Performances:

FIRE at Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland. Tues., October 6th, 7pm.

FIRE at Sebastopol Grange, 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Hwy 12, Sebastopol. Weds., October 7th, 7pm.

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©2012. Mark Dannenhauer

We Are All in The Same Boat: A Parade at Dolores Park

Saturday, October 10, 2pm; Parade participants are welcome — wear white and meet at 1 pm, look for the big banners and boat!

Bread and Puppet will lead the We are All in the Same Boat parade with volunteers, musicians and community members, asking a provocative question for the Bay Area in 2015: “What if we could all swim together?”

Your artistic contributions are welcomed. In the words of Bread and Puppet founder Peter Schumann, “The more the merrier.” Signs, banners, musical instruments created from ordinary objects that can be used in the parade, and, of course, puppets! When creating art, use Nature as your inspiration. Think of the millions of creatures that live in the ocean or fly above the ocean.

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Play with Bread & PuppetBread & Puppet Cantastoria performances in the Tenderloin National Forest with bread and aioli; stew made “Fresh from the Oven” by Amara Tabor Smith; sewing with The Mending Library. In the Luggage Store Annex Gallery: Bread and Puppet’s “Cheap Art” Sale and art activities for children with ArtsEd4All. Free and open to all.

Why Cheap Art


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