Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Sarah Frechette

Puppetkabob is an award-winning touring puppet company founded in 2001 by artist Sarah Frechette. Sarah is a puppeteer, costumer, fine artist and arts educator whose work has been experienced in Theaters, Museums, Art Galleries, TV and Film. Puppetkabob's show "The Snowflake Man" is inspired by New England farmer Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, pioneer of snowflake photography. This UNIMA-USA award winning production blends czech-style marionettes, miniatures, a pop-up book and live storytelling to magical effect! Puppetkabob's Quilt inspired shadow show "Under Night Sky" unravels stories from the Underground Railroad, an Irish Memory Quilt and a colorful Rag Coat. Fairytale inspired rod puppet show "What The Moon Saw" is a combination of Hans Christian Anderson's Thumbelina and The Ugly Duckling

Sarah Frechette's roser-style marionette "Wally" and "What The Moon Saw" puppets & sets were on display as part of 2018 Puppets: World on a String exhibit at the Shelburne Museum, VT. Sarah studied with Master Marionettist Albrecht Roser in Buoch, Germany; graduated from the University of Connecticut's unique Puppetry Arts Program; and creates costumes for stop-motion animation film and television on the side.

Sarah Frechette has joined the Vermont Teaching Artist Roster! Inquire about puppetry arts residencies and workshops today!

Additional Links: 
The Snowflake Man "sizzle" is a show teaser. Edited in the 1920s silent film style.
Under Night Sky "sizzle" is a show teaser. This show unravels the stories stitched in Grandma's patchwork Quilt.
Puppetkabob conducted a Shadow Puppet Residency at the Integrated Arts Academy. RETN filmed the 3-5th grade students original shadow puppet shows

I Have Worked With

  • April 2019

    Presented the marionette solo show "The Snowflake Man"

  • February 2019

    Artist-in-Resicency Shadows Rock 2019: Puppet Powers! with 3rd & 4th graders

    Previous Workshops include: Marvelous Masks: Unity & Tribe with K-4th graders

  • February 2019

    Presented the solo show "The Snowflake Man" in Snowflake Bentley's hometown

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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 - Mixed Media
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: 
Artists (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.
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