This is what I have so far for a show I’m working on. I have decided I need to use the burlesque style puppets I had made as strictly sales item – I need to make them individual stages for the work I need to do for them. And the Coatlicue mask needs to be used more as a puppet too. I think I need to do this to show a tough, long transition from woman to mama to mamawoman – meld and be both with love and balance:
Open: Madam puppet singing song to Fifi, then sobbing and saying sorry as mother to a daughter. Comedy to tragedy.
Goto: Mama puppet with puppeteer (covered) combing her hair and straightening her and crying over her tatters and age and loss. on the Tragic side
Goto: Roxsita (or whichever) and piece All my sublimated Glitter Gone to Dust or Love you/Miss Me (no! Mama don’t sing!! Don’t sing that!) Basically – hot puppet singing torch song while doing chores (prob. dishes – maybe use shadow props for sink, dishes, etc.), then audio of my kids saying “nononono! not that song! don’tsingdon’tsingdon’tsingMOM!! Then hot puppet putting on a sack or apron, preferably something ugly and concealing, and continuing to do the dishes, but now singing a silly song she made up for the kids that meets with their approval. Comedy
End with Coatlique piece – you are with me forever (simple, knelt over brings up child, holds up child, brings child back into lap and folds over child – get permission to site definition of Coatlicue and excerpt Krulwitch articel http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17197111 not exactly tragedy, but not light either
Also want to include these (below) with the above for a non-performance exhibit
these two and the other burlesque puppets need individual stages
Cinderella needs a backdrop but not necessarily a stage, and Boat woman needs a case and maybe some other artifacts to go-with in that case.