$1,091
pledged of $9,999 goal
23
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, December 6 2011 4:59 AM UTC +00:00
$1,091
pledged of $9,999 goal
23
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, December 6 2011 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Occupy the Holidays: The Occupy Wall Street Arts & Culture Working Group along with the OWS Puppet Guild are bringing a giant puppet & performance spectacle to the streets of New York City.

Occupy the Holidays will showcase many different performance groups (masked performers, dancers, puppeteers, stilt walkers, musicians...) in a travelling piece of street theater as we tell the tale of Mayor Michael Scroogeberg and his quest to find the best (and moste expensive!) gift this Holiday season.

The OWS puppet guild has had an overwhelming amount of support for our unique artistic contribution to the movement.  As has been show for hundreds of years, puppets are a very special and potent tool in the battle for a new consciousness.  They help us educate ourselves and others, and they help us celebrate what we've accomplished so far.  They will help us tell our story and continue to grow this movement and re-inspire our faling democracy.

But making giant puppets in nyc is expensive!  We learned a lot in Occupy Halloween about the cost of storing, transporting, feeding volunteers and this new ambitious budget will help us create a revolutionary theatrical event like no other. Any size contribution will help!  

And if you can't donate, please repost/retweet/share this link widely!

Here are some links to press & pictures from Occupy Halloween:

THANK YOU!!!!

A small sampling of Occupy Halloween coverage & photos

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/28/a-playful-occupy-halloween-trots-out-the-puppets/#more-239995

http://vimeo.com/31740500

and our first prototype educational hand puppet ;)

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    a personal tweet from power2thepuppet thanking you for your contribution

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    a personal fb thank you video on your wall from Liberty Square

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    an original puppet video thanking you for your contribution

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    get your picture taken with some OWS puppets

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    a tour of our studio space and the puppet projects we are working on for Occupy Wall Street

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    a GIANT puppet show performed for you and anyone else you want at a park in NYC!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $999 or more About $999

    Get a giant puppet made of YOU! (or someone else!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (20 days)