Runtime: about 1 hour
Set Up: mobile puppet stage and mini-PA system
"Playdoh Presents…Namaslay” is a comedy puppet musical. It premiered in the 2023 New Orleans Giant Puppet Festival at Happyland Theater. This touring version is a solo-show adaptation of the original ensemble production. The show features a soundtrack of original musical numbers that are fun and thought-provoking for people of all ages. It deals with themes of gentrification, greenwashing, labor exploitation, toxic positivity, and wellness culture in the age of social media. There is occasional explicit language.
poster by Mavis Figuls
Namaslay: A Puppet Musical
A peaceful village is crushed under boulders to make way for a giant rock-gym-turned-eco-resort. Two startup bros, Frankfooter Frank and Ked the Dog, enjoy the new age experience until their company goes under. They’re forced to stay on as indentured work-traders to pay off the hotel fees.
Will they be converted to this shady wellness culture or join a resistance to Toxic Positivity?
photos by Pixelchatter Productions from performance of "Namaslay" at the Happyland Theater as part of New Orleans Giant Puppet Festival
The "Namaslay" album with all original musical soundtrack coming June 2023!
"Namaslay" premiered as part of the New Orleans Giant Puppet Festival. Playdoh hosted two puppetry workshops (for all ages) in conjunction with the show: Writing for Puppets, and Making Puppet Creatures with Recycled Materials. Playdoh is available to host these workshops and more while touring!
“Playdoh Presents…” has a repertoire of puppet shows of varying lengths. I have experience doing short acts and ‘puppet MCing’ for variety shows, as well as bringing comedic relief to local shows of musicians and performance artists. Check out my BOOK ME section for other shows I can bring to your space!