The story of The Snowflake Man is inspired by Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, the self-educated farmer and scientist who attracted world attention when he became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal. The Snowflake Man swings audiences into the historic 1920s through creative storytelling, intricately designed Czech-style marionettes, and a striking pop-up book of watercolor scenery. This UNIMA-USA award winning show combines art, science, and a little known piece of American history to magical effect!
Designed by Sarah Frechette
Co-written by Sarah Frechette and Jason Thibodeaux
Directed by Jason Thibodeaux
Watercolors Painted by Bruce Lee
Sarah Frechette is an artist, puppeteer, and founder of Puppetkabob, an award-winning puppet company that has toured internationally. As a company, Puppetkabob blends science and history with puppetry arts to create a dynamic and interactive theater experience. Her repertoire includes What The Moon Saw, Under Night Sky, and The Snowflake Man, which received the prestigious UNIMA-USA citation of excellence. Sarah is a graduate of the University of Connecticut's Puppetry Arts Program and her passion for puppetry is synonymous with her work. Sarah studied marionettes in Germany with Legendary Master Puppeteer Albrecht Roser and has performed with marionettes across the U.S., Germany, Austria, and China. She has a background in live-action puppetry, as well as stop-motion animation, earning credits for many national commercials and creating costumes for the feature film ParaNorman. Sarah's production of The Snowflake Man was featured this summer at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Puppets Up! Festival in Almonte, Ontario, Canada. Puppetkabob is thrilled to be chillin’ with this award-winning show this winter on the Symphony Space stage! puppetkabob.com
“One might think that young children would prefer puppets that are loud and flashy, but they were enraptured with Sarah's story and her marionettes.” –Philadelphia Museum of Art