Thank You!

It takes more volunteers than bones in the human body to produce the Annual BareBones Halloween Puppet Extravaganza. A roar of “Thank you, all!” to the volunteers, collaborators, and supporters of all kind, plus all those unnamed excellent others who helped to create the 25th Annual BareBones Halloween Puppet Extravaganza, BONESEED: Mist Stories.

Read more about the show here...

Poster Art by Quinn Rivenburgh, Design by Henry DeGrand

BareBones News

Straw Bales

We will be distributing straw bales, used as seating during our Halloween Extravaganza, from the Hidden Falls Park parking lot on November 3 between 11 – 5, for a small donation of $6 each (or get 11 for when you reserve 10). Straw bales not reserved will be available on a first come basis after 4 pm. Reserve your straw bales for pick up by sending your request to Please include your name and phone number.

Storage Space Needed

Do you have storage space in your home? After performances end, BareBones will need places to store puppets. If you can help, contact board chair Peter at

BareBones Halloween Show Fundraising Blast: $5000

BareBones is in the process of consciously educating and transforming its internal culture of creation and production to become a space that is welcoming of all community members who wish to join.

We want everyone who makes art with us to feel welcomed and safe. Each of the following six initiatives is part of an overall drive to actively educate ourselves about patterns of oppression at work in the culture around us and within our puppetry community, and address them with actionable solutions.

  1. POCI Art/Kitchen Interns $2000.
  2. Radical Empathy; Overcoming Intrinsic Bias. $500.
  3. Mediation / Emotional-Processing Support: $640
  4. Anti-Oppression Space Creation $300
  5. Self-care funds: $1060
  6. $100-500 *: as seed money for next year’s Barebones build

Please visit our GoFundMe page for detailed information.

Maps to Hidden Falls Regional Park

Upcoming Events

Sun 18

Annual Meeting and Board Election

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm