Mar 29
That Damn Puppet Slam

That Damn Puppet Slam

Presented by The Puppet Guild of South Florida, Inc and ArtServe at ArtServe

“That Damn Puppet Slam” showcases the talents of local and visiting puppeteers who provide short-form performances with adult themes such as politics, sex, horror, irony, and bawdiness. The lineup includes 10 performers as well as music by The Brand.

The show is for adults only and a cash bar will be provided. The $10 admission fee includes one free drink ticket, and proceeds benefit the Puppet Guild of South Florida, a non-profit organization that encourages the art of puppetry in its many forms.

“In addition to raising crops of citrus, nuts, and iguanas, Florida grows an amazingly diverse crop of puppeteers,” said David Goboff, President of the Puppet Guild. “Leave the kids at home, because That Damn Puppet Slam is for adults only.  And be sure to use your free drink ticket at the bar, because alcohol always makes puppet shows more fun!”

Jerry Halliday brings Twinky Boy, “The World’s Gayest Puppet,” out of the closet for an OUTrageous and OUTlandish performance with brisk barbs and rapid-fire repartee. Halliday has been a frequent performer in the casino showrooms of Las Vegas, Reno, and Atlantic City, and at the legendary nightclubs of South Florida.

Dan Christopher, a grown man who makes a living playing with dolls and talking to himself, has performed in exotic locations around the world and on the sea. He brings an assortment of comic characters to life, including a chicken with lots of surprises.

Special guest Ayhan Hulagu is a puppeteer from Turkey who performs with traditional Turkish shadow puppets. He is also a professional actor, writer, and provider of puppetry workshops.

Jean Minuchin has been a mixed media artist blending masks/puppets/and storytelling for over 20 years. Her work includes an interest in social issues present in both her work in theater andas an arts educator. She is the director of the World and Eye Arts Center which is working withBroward County Libraries, and hosting the Fort Lauderdale Story Slam at the Vanguard. Now she’ll turn “Little Red Riding Hood” on it’s head. Using mask theater and shadow puppets, come watch the wolf become a hero, the hunter shift into a villain, and what about Little Red? Well, you’ll just have to see… but it isn’t for the kids.

And so much more…

Admission Info

Tickets available at the door.

$10 – includes drink ticket

Cash, Check, Credit

Phone: 954-667-3283

Dates & Times

2019/03/29 - 2019/03/29

Additional time info:

Come early, grab a great seat and enjoy a drink.  Everyone knows puppets are better with a drink or two.  

Location Info


1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304