Our original shows are family friendly and rely on movement, surprise, subtle humor and music to deliver an inimitable message. 

With support from the Regional Arts and Culture Council and the Portland Parks and Recreation, Leaven Dream Puppets is offering three no-cost performances at Portland community centers. Register through Portland Parks and Recreation activities site... use the keyword Magic Fish.

Photo David Lane

The Magic Fish premiered at Portland's 2020 Fertile Ground Festival. It follows the story of a little boy who does not heed his mom's call nor to convention and meets with his own adventures, only to return home wiser. The story is informed by the Irish fairy tale Soul Cages, Punch and Judy techniques of historic puppetry and contemporary mask and mime. Leaven Dream Puppets created and produced this show with original cast, script, set and choreography.

Performance runs 30 minutes with 15 minutes to meet the puppets. Suitable for ages 3 and up.



Free Event

Space is limited- Register Today

Woodstock Community Center

Saturday, February 22-1:35 pm to 2:20 pm

Portland Parks and Recreation Registration #1120494

Mt. Scott Community Center

Saturday, February 29-1:35pm-2:20pm

Portland Parks and Recreation Registration # 1120495

SW Community Center

Saturday, March 7-11:00am-11:45am.

Portland Parks and Recreation Registration #TBA

Audience comments

The magic fish

How did you get that fish to move like that?

— child, age 5

Original Music and Lyrics by Anca Hariton

Fisherman TidesAnca Hariton
00:00 / 02:29

Leaven Dream


Leaven Dream Puppets  

    2019 Grant Recipient   

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