Open Eye Figure Theatre

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  • Open Eye is located 2 blocks south of Franklin Ave between Portland Ave and 35W. There is free parking in the Lutheran Social Service lot at 24th and Portland.

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. The Platform Series

    506 E 24th St
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Call: (612) 874-6338

    Open Eye presents three weeks of programming showcasing work in puppetry, solo performance, object and figure work. Each week features different artists, and there will be four performances of each work. Week 1 (April 10-12) features the music and shadow image-infused This Side of the Blue by Elizabeth Windnagel and Alex Hathaway and puppet opera Dressing the Moon by Miriam Gerberg. Week 2 (April 17-19) contains two solo performances, the funny BOB (available all occasions) by Kyle Cadotte and the ambitious Sucking on Molloy by Julian McFaul. Week 3 (April 24-26) brings New York’s James Godwin performing Lunatic Cunning, his one-man show of puppetry and mask. Read complete descriptions about all three PLATFORM weeks at

  2. Workshop: The Voice of the Puppet

    506 E 24th St
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Call: (612) 874-6338

    The voice is one of the most important things an actor can use to bring a puppet to life. There are a thousand different ways to change your voice, from making it high to bringing it low. Make it squeak like a mouse or thunder like an elephant! Accents! Age! Anything you want! Come play and learn how to make your own voice bend and stretch to fit whatever you can imagine! We'll have lots of puppets available to play with but feel free to bring or make your own to use.

    Taught by Ryan Nelson:

    Ryan has been an actor in the Minneapolis area for the last 6 years. He works in voice over, stage, commercials and joined the Open Eye Driveway Tour as The Amazing Cow Boat this last summer! Ryan dreams of one day being the next Mel Blanc, famed voice of Bugs Bunny.

    Coffee, donuts, and supplies provided!

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