The Dolly Wagglers/Flying Cardboard Theatre welcomes you!

Puppets for the people of Detroit and Beyond Coming up: Detroit Cantastoria Fest 2022 Recent Work: “Bottom” the donkey, created by Lindsay McCaw for Shakespeare in Detroit’s Youth Theater production August 2022. Flying Cardboard Theater’s Summer 2022 show: “The Adventures of Kitty Montellier” Made to be performed indoors or outdoors. We are currently looking for…

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2013-2014 highlights

Lindsay waggles Woody Guthrie and sidekick puppet in “The Hard Times of Woody Guthrie,” a kids show we toured in 2013. Pictured here are 2 of 15 mighty slow sloths from the MayDay parade in Minneapolis they had extended arms and they all pedaled bicycle floats This is a “Terror Bird” from this 2013’s Barebones…

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2012-2014

This Giant moose appeared on Mayday May 5 in Minneapolis MN. It was carried by three stalwart gents to the delight of many. It is accompanied by a 4-member “shambling hummock” dance team. These Mandrils continue to boggle and delight from Minnesota to Boston to Vermont Vaudeville. Rural Academy Theatre Horse and Wagon tour, 2012…

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Past Work

Halloween Parade with Brooklyn Free School, NYC, Oct. 2011 This ferocious eight-person (40 foot) dragon was built from donated materials in a weeklong workshop at the Brooklyn Free School. It was made for a Halloween street parade and was accompanied by a bucket drum corps, a cheerleading squad and a team of hula-hoopers. The following…

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The Flying Donkey Cabaret, Feb.-Mar. 2011

The Flying Donkey Cabaret was a two week puppet-waggling rampage that was built and debuted in Portland, ME and made its way to New Orleans, LA. We teamed up with Federica Collina and Jason Hicks. Here are pictures from the show: The King of Fun demands entertainment Lindsay plays a very convincing “owl” oracle in…

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Crankies and Cantastorias

We have been honored to participate in several Cantastoria and Cranky gatherings hosted by our esteemed friends Claire Dolan and Dave Buchen. Here is the the poster from Banners and Cranks, NYC and Bi-Vitititiri, Puerto Rico, both posters made by Dave Buchen: Claire Dolan performing “Historia de una Rata” in Puerto Rico as part of…

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Remembering “The Brand New Same Old Bologna Show”

“It’s better than Avatar” -Prof. John Bell (Ballard Institute of Puppetry) Jan. 2010 A wild spasm of hooey, hogwash and nonsense hosted by the great bologna, featuring the music of olden days played by a six piece gorilla brass band. Brought to you by the Old Reliable Amusement Company–Featuring members of Over A Cardboard Sea,…

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Horse-Drawn Spectacular

THE OLD RELIABLE HORSEDRAWN SPECTACULAR in Cabot, VT. The Old Reliable Horsedrawn Spectacular was a 5 week tour from Northern Vermont to Central Massachusetts. We built a wagon and with 8 other people travelled 310 (or so) miles, performed 15 shows and ate the best food in some of the most beautiful places in the…

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Past Events from Wisconsin

Live Art 2009 Pageant and Parade included 50 kids, 15 Fools, a 10 piece band and a giant houseboat. “Ship of Fools” 115 foot long Sea Monster from the 2009 4th of July Parade, Madeline Island, WI. Built as part of the Live Art 2009 workshop. It was lovingly built by many hands under the…

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Mayday and Halloween Show, Minneapolis

We owe a lot of our greatest experiences to the arts community in Minneapolis, MN. Pictures of Mayday 2010: This Mayday Parade turned out to be a lot of fun. We managed to find some pictures here and there. Featured here are six dedicated puppeteers dressed as roosters pulling two golden chariots with winged archers…

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