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Bloodthirsty Fiends

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Project ended on April 22, at 09:00 AM CDT
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Bloodthirsty Fiends

The Project

At the Cohen New Works Festival in April 2017, our team will present Bloodthirsty Fiends: a terrifying retelling of the classic tale of Beowulf...with puppets! The show features puppets of all sizes and types - shadow puppets, marionettes, and wearable, larger-than life puppets that share the stage with live actors.

beowulf marionette

Puppet designer Alison Reid is bringing the characters to life, playwright Liam Dolan-Henderson is writing a completely new take on the classic tale, and bowed and fretted string quartet invoke is composing an original score to be performed live during the production.

About Us

We are the production team for Bloodthirsty Fiends - thirteen dedicated individuals working tirelessly to make this project a reality! We are building this thing from the ground up: fabricating the puppets, scenery, and costumes, creating a new script and musical score, planning lighting/sound, and running the rehearsals and performances.

We need YOUR help to pull this off!

Your tax-deductible donation will help us bring this show to life!


We are bringing the utmost passion and dedication to this project...but we need your support! This project requires materials for puppet fabrication, costuming, set design, and rental equipment for the show, as well as countless hours cutting, re-cutting, measuring, thrift shopping, writing, and creating.

Check out the perks we are offering for our donors on the right bar of this page. We can't thank you enough for your support!

Other Ways to Help

Please help spread the word by sharing the social media links at the top of this page. Every little bit helps! Thanks for your support, and we hope to see you at the show!

The Bloodthirsty Fiends production team

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The legendary, magical blacksmith who made Beowulf's armor - help us build ours! We'll thank you on Facebook!



Just as Unferth lends Beowulf the ancient sword Hrunting to defeat evil, lend us your aid so our project can achieve greatness! A personal thank-you e-card and Facebook post!



You are a mighty timber in our kingly mead hall! A hinge in the great door of the King of the Geats! Your name in our program!



The only one to stand by Beowulf's side and battle a dragon! You can help us stand up to our challenges. A personal thank-you card from one of us, and your name in our program!


Scyld Scefing

Just like the mythical founder of the Danes, you can help us found Bloodthirsty Fiends! A signed production photo, plus your name in our program!



Queen of the Geats! You are royalty amongst our supporters. We'll send you a personal thank-you video! Plus your name in our program, with a personalized message!



Beowulf's uncle and King of the Geats! Come to a rehearsal to check out the work in progress. Plus your name in our program, with a personalized message!



King of the Danes, builder of the great hall of Heorot! Your majesty is unparalleled. A guaranteed seat at a show of your choice, plus ALL of the perks from ALL the other levels!



All hail Beowulf, he who has rid the land of the great scourge of Grendel! You have rid our project of all constraints! invoke will come to your Austin/central Texas house and present an exclusive concert in your living room! (If you live further out, talk to us! We like road trips.) Plus ALL the other perks from ALL the other levels!

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