Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Sarah Frechette

Puppetry artist Sarah Frechette founded PUPPETKABOB, a puppet company that tours to schools, libraries, theaters, museums and festivals. Since graduating from the University of Connecticut's Puppetry Arts Program in 2001, Sarah has developed four original full-length productions “Under Night Sky”, “What The Moon Saw”, “She Thinks She's Queen Elizabeth But She's Dirty Gerts To Me”, and “The Snowflake Man”, for which she received the prestigious UNIMA-USA citation of excellence.

Sarah currently a Vermont Arts Council Teaching Artist. As an arts educator, she has conducted many elementary and middle school artist-in-residencies focusing on shadow puppetry and recycled-arts. As a guest artist for adult organizations, she has lead many Master Classes focused on more complex puppetry techniques.

From 2004-2011, she studied marionettes in Germany with Legendary Master Puppeteer Albrecht Roser, as part of a hand selected group known as "Meisterklasse". As a result of this mentorship has toured internationally with her hand-made marionettes across the U.S., Canada, Germany, France and China. Sarah's roser-style marionette “Wally”, as well as three figures from “What The Moon Saw”, were exhibited as part of “Puppets: World on a String” at the Shelburne Museum, VT.

For studio work, Sarah has a background in Live-Action puppetry and Stop-Motion animation creating for television and film. She had the opportunity to tour with the marionette rock-opera “Don't Trust Anyone Over Thirty” with Dan Graham, Tony Oursler and Phillip Huber, for which Sarah made the puppets costumes. She has also created costumes for stop-motion animation puppets earning credits in several commercials, LAIKA’s feature film “ParaNorman”, and Monkey Paw Productions “Wendell & Wild”.

Additional Links: 
Puppetkabob's 1920-style solo marionette show!
Puppetkabob's shadow & rod puppet show!
Puppetkabob's paper doll / pop-up puppet show!

I Have Worked With

  • January 2020

    Presented the marionette solo show "The Snowflake Man"

  • December 2019

    Presented the marionette solo show "The Snowflake Man" and conducted Master Class: Fold Your Own Character: Paper Sculpture 101

    PST has hosted the Puppetkabob reperitoir: "Under Night Sky", and "What The Moon Saw"

  • December 2019

    Presented the marionette solo show "The Snowflake Man"

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Sarah
Job Title/Position: 
Puppeteer, Artist, Arts Educator
Mailing Address: 
201 Musket Circle
Georgia, VT 05468
Physical Address: 
201 Musket Circle
Georgia, VT 05468
Last Name: 
Frechette
Phone: 
802-598-1070

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Puppet
Additional Disciplines: 
Media - Animation
Media - Film
Media - Television
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Theater - Playwriting
Theater - Puppet
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Visual/Crafts - Carving
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Paper
Visual/Crafts - Wood / Bark
Year Founded: 
2001
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Languages Available: 
American Sign Language
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Exhibitions
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
50
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Puppeteers of America
Union Internationale de la Marionnette - USA
Education: 
B.F.A in Puppetry Arts from the University of Connecticut
Awards: 
2011 UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellent for "The Snowflake Man". 2009 Creation Development Grant from the Vermont Arts Council. 2004-2005 Meisterklasse Studies in String Puppetry from Studio Albrecht Roser.
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
"The Snowflake Man" requires access to a power outlet.
"Under Night Sky" requires access to a power outlet and PA System.
"What The Moon Saw" requires access to a PA System and Lighting System.
"She Thinks She's Queen Elizabeth But She's Dirty Gerts To Me" requires access to a PA System and Lighting System.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$550
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,000
State of Residence: 
Vermont
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
4

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - English as a Second Language
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Design
Theater
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Puppetry from the University of Connecticut
Fee Range Minimum: 
$400
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,400