Barebones Productions’ Wants YOU for our 21st Annual Halloween Extravaganza!

BareBones BuildCalling 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.

This years directors are: Willow Cordes, busy-beehiver, seasoned facilitator, and raised with a puppet in her hand; and Madeline Helling, teacher of future generations of puppeteers, and so exuberant that you’ll forget you’ve been paper mache-ing for the past 5 hours.

If you’re interested in being part of this team, please inform us of your interest ASAP!

We want to hear what you’re interested in doing and current passions regarding the Halloween Show. [Read more...]

August 2 & 3: Dumpster Duels 2014!

barebones dumpster duels 2013Get ready for Dumpster Duels at Tiny Town Studios (Washington St NE and 24th Ave NE)!

High noon. August 2.

BareBones Productions challenges Southside Trash and a mystery competitor to pull a puppet show out of a dumpster full of garbage, while adhering to several made-up rules that will be taken very seriously. Audience members can watch us or help us create the shows – stop by ANY time (we’ll be there) – or:

See the final products at 5pm, Aug. 3.

Afterwards, there will be a party hosted by Tiny Town, featuring dance music and DJ Acemalaysian.

All proceeds from Dumpster Duels will benefit BareBones Productions and our 21st Annual Halloween Extravaganza.

*Event is outdoors–dress for the weather!*

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”

Thank You to All!

Carry On - barebones posterFor the members of the Halloween audience who joined BareBones over the course of five nights this year, thank you for being part of public art, for supporting community theater, and for celebrating the season and honoring the dead.

Read more about the BareBones Halloween Extravaganza 2013 on the Carry On! home page.

Thank You to the Cast and Crew of Carry On!

The following known 215 Aerialists, Artists, Board Members, Builders, Carpenters, Choreographers, Cooks, Coordinators, Dancers, Directors, Editors, Fire Performers, First-Aid Providers, Fundraisers, Graphic Designers, Kid Wranglers, Kitchen Hands, Lighting Designers, Managers, Musicians, Organizers, Painters, Papier-Mache Hands, Parking Lot Hands, Photographers, Police Officers, Performers, Puppeteers, Riggers, Site Hands, Sound Engineers, Stage Hands, Stilters, Storyboarders, Ushers, Videographers, Visiting Artists, Writers and various Helpers, Collaborators, and Supporters of all kinds, plus another dozen or two unable-to-be-printed Excellent Others all helped to create the 20th Annual Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza.

Bruce Abbott, Steve Ackerman, Nick Aguirre, Alan, Alex, Christopher Allen, Spencer Anderson, Bahiyyih, Angelina Ball, Amy Ballestad, Lela Horst Baumann, Jackie Beckey, Bee, Erin Winter Belfry, Andrew Bendzick, Catherine Biringer, Calla Blaney, Aidan Blank, Amber Phelps Bondaroff, Amy Borgman, Angela Brewer, Joe Bridge, Lelis Brito, Brian Brugioni, Alex Cafarelli, Katie Capistrant, Susie Carlson, Tony Chapin, Sarah Chapman, Kim Christensen, Giuliana Ciabo, Jason Colvin, Bahiyyih Comeau, Willow Cordes- Eklund, Patrick Costello, Angie Courchaine, Nick Cousley, Jessica Cram, Sam Cramer, Autumn Cunningham, Rob Czernik, Emily Dantuma, Dave, Tina Decker, Mitchell Dose, Tona Dove, Siri Dove, Logan Drill, Ryan Dunlop, Alicia Dvorak, Ulli Eckwall, Heidi Ecl<wall, Asher Edes, Marian Kimball Eichinger, Kimoja Emeka, Tara Fahiey, Fiona, Andy Fischer, Madeline Fisher, Caitlin Fowles, John Francis, Yana Frank, Kristin Freya, Sophie Frost, Greta Gaard, Flora Gaard, Chris Gamm, Lucy Geach, Patty Gille, Lazer Goese, Renee Gonneau, Scottie Hall, Jayme Halritter, Brent Harring, Mike Evenson (Harris), Maryanna Harstad, Starri Hedges, Lacey Prpic Hedtke, Lacey Hedtke, Alison Heimstead, Madeline Helling, Dan Herman, Alyssa Hill, Soozin Hirschmugl, Mike Hitzel berger, Aaron Hoffmeister, Eric Hofstad, Sean Hokland, Alana Horton, Alisa Hoven, David Hoyt, Xena Huff, Izzy, Rosie Jablonsky, Jane, Julie Jao, Jane Jefferson, Ynez Jennings, Couch Surf John, Ron Johnson, Olli Johnson, Owen Jones, Oliver Jones, Lucy K, Paulette Kawalewski, Rebecca Kelly, Kelly, Jonathan Kennedy, Lucy Kerzin, Bill King, Jane King, Rah Kojis, Kirstin Kooda, Jo Krause-Johnson, Bob Kucera, Kurt Seaberg, Chloe La Pointe, Willow La Pointe, Pamela Laizure, Sarah Larrson, Matt Larson, Sarah Larsson, Lynette LaRue, Sam Lee, Mina Leierwood, Greg Leierwood, Aaron Lewis, Charlie Longbella, M Looze, Andy Looze, John Loyoza, Elyse Lyon, Jeff Maas, Angela MakiJones, Mindy Matten, Matty, Julian Mc Faul, Lindsay McCaw, Crystal Meisinger, Zoe Michael, Paul Michalke, Pasha Milbrath, Jason Misik, Natalie, Nell Nere, TJ O’Connor, Allison E. Osberg, Paul, Amber PB, John Pearson, Marti Pearson, Roger Peet, Liz Petersen, Isaac Peterson, Tracy Peterson, Tracey Peterson, Soma Peterson, Barbara Peterson, Junauda Petrus, Sean Petteway, Kendra Pollock, Olivia Quintanilla, Kari Rightfoot, Riva, Nickey Robare, Nickey Robo, Anna Rodell, Marky “Baby” Rossow, Spencer Roth, Erik Ruin, Eric Ruin, Mark Safford, Douglas Saldana, Soma Samathi, Stacy Sanborn, Friede Sander, Rachel Schreiner, Alex Schroeter, Richard Schulze, Peter Schulze, Seamus, Donna Sellinger, Kait Sergenian, Kat Sheva, Song, Violet Soule-Fahey, Nicole Stanich, Sarah Steinman, Huck Stoike, Emrys Stramer, Natalie Taber, Anwen Taber-Buley, Amy Taylor, Kristi Ternes, Joe Toth, Joseph R. Toth, Serena Tritscher, Juliette Trujillo, Andrew Turbes, John Velie, Waffle, Beth Wagner, Maren Ward, Matt Weathers, Kat Weisberg, Justin Wells, Carly Wicks, Eddie Wilburs, Wilda, Arwen Wilder, Inga Wing, Cindy Yang, Ahmed Yusuf, Sasha Zavyalova, Nadeja J. Zoller


This year’s show was dedicated to the following members of the BareBones extended community who have recently crossed through the veil. Their lives have touched us and this show and We Remember. Andy Heimstead. Louis Ervin Hirschmugl. Jim Koplin. Elyse Stern. Robert Ward.