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Pokagon Potlatch
  






The Great Lakes Region Puppeteers
Puppet Potlatch 2006: The 20th Anniversary Celebration
November 3 -5
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THERE’S STILL TIME TO SAY YOU’LL JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF GREAT PUPPET FESTIVITIES!

TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT (only $30 for adults & $10 for children--includes all events and Sunday brunch)
contact the Great Lakes Region Treasurer:
Jim Sweney
317-359-7886 or jsweney@earthlink.net
*OR YOU CAN REGISTER UPON ARRIVAL! *
TO RESERVE A ROOM AT THE INN contact the Inn directly:
1-877-768-2928 http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake (inns, Potawatomi Inn, GROUP: Great Lakes Regional Puppeteers, #1103GR)
*DO GET YOUR ROOM BEFORE YOU GO! *

FOR MORE INFO: contact Aretta, Great Lakes Regional Director, 513-471-2579 or hensonfan@fuse.net



WHERE SHALL WE MEET?
POTAWATOMI INN POKAGON STATE PARK
6 Lane 100 A Lake James Angola, IN 46703

Phone 260-833-1077 or 1-877-768-2928
http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake (inns, Potawatomi Inn)
GROUP: Great Lakes Regional Puppeteers, #1103GR
The park is located off of Interstate (tollway) I-90 & IN I-69 in NE Indiana. It’s easy to get to from ANYWHERE in the Region! The Park has loads of hiking trails and an indoor pool, game room, library, & gift shop.
*NOTE: Pokagon State Park is an Indiana State Park. There’s a $2/car fee for Indiana residents & a $5/car fee for out-of-state folk. It’s a ONE TIME fee if you’re staying at the Inn--just show your room key for re-entry.





WHAT SHALL WE EAT?
The only meal included in your registration is brunch on Sunday. Other meals on your own. There are 2 restaurants on site: a buffet-style restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and a café (with sandwiches, soups, salads and snacks)--and many great restaurants (from fast food to organic gourmet!) are within an easy drive!


WHAT SHALL WE DO AND WHEN ARE WE DOING IT?

EXTRA SPECIAL BONUS: visit the Mousetrap Puppet Theatre in Shipshewana, IN on your way to Potlatch! Any time on Friday up until dinner time: 225 N Harrison St., Ste. 304, Shipshewana, IN 46565, phone 260-768-4968, www.mousetraptheater.org






Potlatch is laid back and comfortably unpredictable--so the schedule will be handed to you at the registration table upon your arrival and will be subject to change from that point on! Here‘s how it may look:
FRIDAY NIGHT

  • Registration will begin late-afternoon (4:30ish) and continue until 8pm or so
  • The Ice-breaker starts at 8pmish and we'll enjoy a performance after that
  • Folks can then retreat to the campfire for fellowship and snacks (NOTE: bring snacks and drinks and warm clothes to wear--musical instruments and ghost stories welcome!)
SATURDAY


  • Registration re-opens in the a.m.
  • Workshops (2 sessions--one at 9:30ish and one at 11ish) will start the day
  • After lunch, we’ll enjoy the exhibit and the trading post (and the Guild presidents will meet, too)
  • Then comes a puppet show
  • The regional meeting and election happens next
  • After dinner we’ll enjoy a puppet parade and reception to celebrate the 20th Potlatch!
  • AND NOW...Potpourri!
SUNDAY


  • “Punch Brunch” winds up the weekend--food at 9ish and a P & J show at 10:15ish!




WORKSHOPS SO FAR INCLUDE giant/parade puppets, photography, youth puppetry, Punch & Judy professors, "how to design puppets when you're unskilled" and cardboard props and scenery!

PERFORMANCES SO FAR INCLUDE David Roz and his Three Billy Goats Gruff, Nancy Sander's The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Guy Thompson's Stringling Brothers Circus and a Punch & Judy show by Jim Rose AS WELL AS a giant puppet parade!


WHAT DO WE NEED TO KNOW/DO/BRING?
Following are notes/messages from the Guilds about their specific areas of “duty”: EXHIBIT (PGNO): Bring puppets, stages, pictures, whatever! We’ll help you display them to share with Potlatch puppet pals.
ICE BREAKER (Columbus): The CPG is requesting that each guild present a 5 minute skit that involves puppets that are made from brooms, and/or mops. Brooms and mops can be enhanced by the use of hats, scarves, costumes, etc. CAN BRING IDEAS AND MATERIALS AND CREATE ON THE SPOT-- no preparation necessary (it's an icebreaker, so the process is the point!)
POTPOURRI (Detroit): Potpourri is your chance to try out a new puppet idea or an old chestnut. Be short and sweet. Keep it under 5 minutes. We will have a signup sheet waiting for you when you arrive.
TRADING POST (Chicago): Set up will begin after the workshops on Sat a.m. until the Trading Post opens (around 1:30 Sat.). Bring your puppet-related items to sell: puppets, puppet materials, books, scripts, posters, jewelry, pictures, photos--you name it! Prepare & bring your own cash box.






GUILD CONTACTS:
Chicagoland: Cynthia VonOrthal, 773-463- 6373 or cvonorthal@earthlink.net
Cincinnati: Linda Mason, 513-231-0655 or themasons06@netzero.net
Columbus: David Greenbaum, 937-593-2957 or starsonstrings@netzero.net
Detroit: Brad Lowe, 248-623-0393 or thatpuppetguy@aol.com
Indiana: Vicky Kline c/o Terri Klingelhoefer (VP), 812-876-3540 tklingel@indiana.edu
Pup. Guild of Northeastern Ohio: Jean Jackson, 216-932-3730 or Nancy Sander at puppetmaster@puppetswithpizazz.com
Wisconsin: Sandye Voight, 608-759-4425 or voight@mhtc.net

OTHER DUITES:
ASSISTING WITH GREETINGS, REGISTRATION, USHERS:
Folks from the Central IL/Three Rivers/West Mich. areas


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*cut and paste this into an e-mail or text document and return to Jim (address below) or simply print out and bring with you!*






REGISTRATION FORM
GREAT LAKES REGION PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA, INC.
"PUPPET POTLATCH"
NOVEMBER 3 THROUGH 5, 2006
POTAWATOMI INN, POKAGON STATE PARK, ANGOLA, IN

Name: _____________________________________

Address: _____________________________________

City/State/Zip: _____________________________________

Phone number: _____________________________________



*Adult registration is $30 per person*
*Child (12 years and younger ) registration is $10 per person


Number of adults ________ x $30 = $___________
Number of children ______ x $10 = $___________

TOTAL ENCLOSED: $___________


Additional people registering under this same family/address:
Name/age: __________________________________
Name/age: __________________________________
Name/age: __________________________________
Name/age: __________________________________






Send check (payable to “Great Lakes Region P of A”) and registration form to: Jim Sweney * GLR P of A Treasurer * 5705 East 10th St., Indianapolis, IN 46219
317-359-7886 or jsweney@earthlink.net

PLEASE NOTE: this registration does NOT reserve a room at the Inn for you! Contact Potawatomi Inn directly for room rates and reservations: 1-877-768-2928 or https://potawatomiinn.dnr.state.in.us (block of rooms under “puppeteers” group code 1103GR --held through 10/3/06).






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email: sapuppets@ucwphilly.rr.com
web: http://www.puppeteers.org


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