Dumpster Duels

Two or more local performance troupes against each other in a grueling puppet show-building contest.

Each group is given a dumpster full of scavenged junk and just 48 hours to conceive and rehearse a show as well as build all puppets, costumes, sets and props.

It’s “Iron Chef meets Junkyard Wars” and YOU decide who’s best. . . .

Dumpster Duel 2013 photos by Nick Lethert:

Dumpster Duel 2006 photos by Sean Smuda

Dumpster Duel History

2003: BareBones Productions vs. Galumph Performance Troupe in the parking lot at The Green Institute, Minneapolis

2004: BareBones Productions vs. Galumph Performance Troupe in the parking lot at The Green Institute, Minneapolis.

2005: BareBones Productions vs. the Puppetry Arts Studio vs. All Comers in the parking lot at the Midtown Public Market, Minneapolis.

2006: BareBones Productions vs. Theatre Unbound in the parking lot at the Midtown Public Market, Minneapolis.

2007: BareBones Productions vs. Minneapolis Institute of Arts vs. the Puppetry Arts Studio in the parking lot at Bedlam Theatre, Minneapolis