Apply now to help create the 22nd Annual BareBones Outdoor Halloween Puppet Extravaganza!

Calling Puppeteers, Performers and Makers! Current, Former & Brand Spankin New! We are looking to hire a team of artistic collaborators (Puppets, Costumes, Music, Movement, Technicians, Music) to help create and execute the vision for this years show.

Click here to download the call for artistic (co)directors (pdf).
Click here to download the general call for staff (pdf).

Questions? Email

Annual Spring Luncheon

Please join us for BareBones Annual Spring Luncheon!

We will have a potluck lunch, followed by a celebration of our successes over the past year, honouring our community, and holding an interim election for the Board of Directors.

All are welcome! Members of BareBones – folks who have participated in a BareBones activity within the last two years – may vote in the election.

Directions: Find the entrance to “The Chicago” on the first floor in the main east/west corridor between the Global Market and Allina Commons (under a round green sign directly south of the guard desk). A volunteer will be there to help you get up to the community room on the 14th floor.

Click here to RSVP on Facebook.

BareBones Annual Retreat

Join us in Redwing for our Annual Retreat on March 14th, 2015. Please email us at for all the details.

Barebones 21st Annual Halloween Extravaganza

BareBonesPostcardFront2014Thank you all! For  joining us for our delicious concoction:


Metamorphosoup takes the legend of Stone Soup, and mixes it together with the oozy history of the Primordial Soup. Set on the banks of the Mississippi, the show teems with a flood of grief, and bursts with a volcanic eruption of life!

Saturday, October 25

Sunday, October 26

Thursday, October 30

Friday, October 31

Saturday, November 1

Dumpster Duels 2013 Gallery

After a 5 year hiatus Dumpster Duels returned on July 28, 2013, for a down and dirty puppet showdown as piles of trash were transformed into a wild and raucous puppet show. [Read more…]

BareBones on SPNN Forum

Published on Oct 2, 2013

Host Sanni Brown talks with Maren Ward and Mark Safford of BareBones Productions about the company’s upcoming Halloween extravaganza, “Carry On – A Requiem for 20 Years”