Puppeteers of America
National Puppetry Festival 2017
Title of show:
The Spinach Dip Pancake Show!
Packed with puppets, interactive songs, and a brand new puppet trunk theatre, Kevin and friends are sure to bring a smile to your face in this all ages puppet concert. “Kammeraad has put together an eclectic selection of songs and spoken poems… performed as a contemporary vaudeville and variety show, the goal of which is to inspire creativity in young listeners… This fun and sometimes silly album is a treat for the whole family.” – School Library Journal
Kevin loves to perform, write, draw, sing, make things, and wonder about possibilities. He is an award-winning artist, performer, and children's author of many books and CDs who thrives on collaborating with other artists. He has released several acclaimed children’s CDs, twice receiving the Parents’ Choice Fun Stuff award. He was named Grand Rapids’ On The Town Magazine’s best local visual artist as part of the 2015 Townie Awards, recently won a gold medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, and has performed across the United States – from the National Children’s Museum in Washington D.C. to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Hawaii. In December 2015, Kevin was thrilled to be a part of the puppet team bringing Jane Henson’s The Nativity to life at the Cathedral of St. Andrew. Each year, he visits schools, libraries, festivals, and conferences to inspire active imaginations through poetry, puppetry, music, and movement. He and his family live in Grand Rapids, MI.
"Engaging, educational, interactive, and unique!"
- Jake R. Bouck, Exhibits and Facilities Manager, Grand Rapids Children's Museum
"Innovative and impactful. Kevin inspires all ages.”
- Becca Guyette, Education Manager, ArtPrize
"Kevin captivates every crowd, keeping kids AND adults singing, wiggling, and giggling!”
- Will Oltman, Co-founder of Last Retort and President of Will Juggle, LLC
Link to see the entire show:
Link to see where this show debuted:
More of what I’ve been up to:
Behind the scenes (making the new trunk!):
My approach to performing is flexible. This new show, The Spinach Dip Pancake Show!, is the newest “set list;” however, I can also perform in a variety of approaches or themes (think of it as various set lists for puppet concerts). To see more, visit http://www.kevinkammeraad.com/videos.html
I’m most excited about my new ability to roll the puppet theatre into any location and instantly be ready to perform! I’m happy to bounce around any ideas for creating something unique or specific for the needs/theme of the festival.
Kevin Kammeraad & Friends
3148 Plainfield Ave. NE, PMB 248
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
616 581-5877 cell
Hand and rod puppets
Age level focus of show:
Ages 4 to 10 (yet all ages)
Ideally 50 to 150 (more is fine though)
Length of show:
45 minutes (flexible to be shorter)
Set-up time and strike time:
5 to 10 minutes (or basically zero - I can setup on the wings and roll into the performance space)
Could you perform this show twice in one day?
Has this show been seen at any P of A Festival?
None. The show is self contained
Everything fits in/on one rolling trunk
Total stage space required for your performance: length, width, height
Simply need an open space of around 10’ x 10’ x 8’
What type of puppet stage, if any do you use? Please, be specific.
Hand built puppet trunk, self contained, on wheels
What are the dimensions of your puppet stage? Length, width, height
4' x 2' x 4' (when packed up)
Can you perform this show outdoors?
Yes! I’d love to be outside. I’m flexible to be anywhere, however, this show was first designed to be outside.
Will you ship your equipment before arrival or bring it with you?
I would bring everything with me.
Please specify any special effects you will use (flame, fog, dry ice, etc.)
Please list any other staging needs.
None. Or, I can plug in my microphone and iPad into any sound system.
What will the festival need to supply for your production?
Nothing needed other than a space to perform
Will you bring all of your own sound equipment?
Yes. Or, I can plug in my microphone and iPad into any sound system.
No special lighting required
Does the performance hall need to be dark during the show?
Will you provide any or all of your own lighting?
No special lighting needed
Please list all personnel, performers, technical crew, etc.
My wife and two kiddos