Glass Half Full Theatre was lauded by the Austin-American Statesman for their ‘inventive blend of puppetry and physical storytelling that employs gestures and expressions in tandem with props and sets to convey the narrative along with a variety of puppetry techniques.’ Based in Austin, the company’s current touring roster features sophisticated shows for multigenerational audiences includes the critically acclaimed Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story, which won Best New Play from Austin Critic’s Table and launches a national tour at the Kennedy Center in April 2021. The story features Belinda, an emerging Latina poet who uses her considerable imagination to re-enact the story of Cinderella through object theater (puppetry with everyday objects). Also on offer this season are Trash Talk with Polly Mermaid, a new interactive show that inspires audiences to divert plastic waste from landfills, Once There Were Six Seasons, which demonstrates effects of climate change on cultures and features ‘tiny puppets, ingenious sets made of recycled materials, and gorgeous music from around the world,’ and The Circus, a silent clown and puppet show featuring the underclass performers at a circus. Glass Half Full is known for their ‘precise, engaging, and humorous’ approach to real-world issues and imaginative solutions. Photo by Michael Ferstenfeld.

Additional information



Contact name

Caroline Reck

Contact address

1119 Omega St Austin TX 78721

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Public performance

$500 – $3000

School performance

$500 – $2000

Workshop fees

$250 – $1000

Travel per diem lodging

$500 – $2500




Special audiences

Festivals, Hands-on activities, Libraries, People with disabilities, Schools

School audiences

Elementary, High, Middle, Pre-K

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller

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