Frankie, alongside Jeff Cheong, creator of the Singaporean of the Day project, and Shannon Heo, a vet and charity runner, has been featured in today’s edition of TODAY. Please click on the link to check it out:
This year’s edition of the International Theatrical Festival featured 23 performances from Poland, Argentica, Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Holland, Japan, Jordan, Germany and Italy. The International Theatrical Festival ‘Valise’ is an artistic and cultural event that is well-known and established in the international calendar of the cultural events in Europe, since its beginnings 28 years ago. The performances were spread out across several venues in Lomza, Poland, and were well-received by the general public.
Mascots and Puppets Specialists presented one performance of ‘Streets of Singapore’ at the Puppet and Actor Theatre Stage. The programme was ticketed and it was almost a full house. Our performance was warmly-received, with many audience members coming to the stage after the performance to see the puppets up-close and to take photos with them. Some audience members were especially intrigued by our Chinese-themed puppets and song, as well as the mechanisms involved in our puppet construction. Our team also had a great time interacting with the other artists at the Festival.
Many thanks for Festival Director Jaroslaw Antoniuk for the invitation, and to the National Arts Council and the Lee Foundation Singapore for making this trip possible!
Backstage with audience members after our show
With Festival Director Jaroslaw Antoniuk
Interview with Pawel Lisiecki of TV Nasra Lomza
This trip is presented with the kind support of the National Arts Council (Singapore) and Lee Foundation Singapore.
Frankie and team will be debuting a new performance, ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’ at the upcoming Harmony World Puppet Carnival 2014 that will be held from 1 – 10 November in Bangkok, Thailand. Frankie and team will be performing at the Wangna Theatre on Saturday, 8 November. Rehearsals are going on right now! Here are the details:
Performance: There’s No Business Like Show Business
The shows are open to the public, so do drop by to catch the show if you are in Bangkok during that time. Frankie will be around at the Opening Ceremony and other fringe events at the Carnival, so just say ‘hi’ if you see him around!
just a heads up that Frankie will be performing this weekend (15-17 August) at the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park in Kuala Lumpur in a puppetr…. I mean, clown festival! This is the largest clown festival of its kind in Malaysia, and Frankie is one of the headlining acts.
No, Frankie hasn’t changed his craft – he will be performing with his clown (and other) puppets alongside some of his great clowning friends. Registrations are still open (please click on the brochure above for details), so do drop by to catch some of the region’s finest performers in action!
Frankie will be presenting a performance of ‘Streets of Singapore’, followed by a rare string puppet-making workshop at the Jurong Regional Library on 10 Aug, Sunday (just after National Day!). The puppet show will start at 2.30pm, while the puppet-making workshop (suitable for children and accompanying family members) will start at 3.30pm. The programmes are FOC and open to all. There are, however, limited seats for the puppet-making workshop, so be there early to register your interest! (UPDATE: **Registration is closed for the puppet-making workshop.** The ‘Streets of Singapore’ performance is still open to all!)
Here are some photos from a previous session that Frankie did at another library. You can find out more about the programmes here:
Frankie had an interview with 938Live’s Shireen Abdullah recently, where he shared about his latest projects and his thoughts on his work. Though it’s already been aired, you can listen to the interview here:
here’s some photos from Frankie’s recent showcase performance at a staff event for the National University of Singapore Computer Centre on 22 November.
In other news, he will be performing at the American Club‘s Kids Christmas Party 2013 on 21 December, as well as some special Christmas performances for the Chapel of The Resurrection on 21 & 22 December. Also, if you are catching Wild Rice’s year-end family production, Jack and the Bean-Sprout!, you will be able to catch Ah Kow, the puppet cow, which Frankie was commissioned to develop for this production. The production runs till 14 December, so you still have the time to catch it.
In any case, we wish you a happy and merry Christmas season with your friends and family as we close 2013!