The Dolly Wagglers: Purveyors of Entertainment and Spectacle

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As "The Dolly Wagglers, we strive to bring a fresh crudeness and entertaining humility to the world of puppetry. We are constantly at work on cardboard operettas, crankyshows (low-tech scrolling pictures), and cantastorias (picture shows). In our decade of gallavanting hither and thither we have created a small stockpile of shows, both longer and shorter that we have performed all over the place. Lindsay currently is at work in Detroit, MI. Adam is working on projects in Northern Vermont. Several times a year we travel to different places to build parades and pageants with some of our favorite communities. To contact us: lindsayamccaw at

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 are pictures of the workshop:

Recent performances include: A cantastoria and a cranky show performed at Banners and Cranks in Chelsea, NYC

The Woodchopper Opera, pictured here, is a hand-written fairy tale about appropriate technology. It is appropriate for all ages and was made several years ago, for the Boxcutter Cabaret. We continue to show it in many places including NYC pictured below.

Pageants and Large scale puppets are also part of our repertoire. Pictured here is a vulture that Lindsay Built for the Barebones Halloween Show

Recent events also include: The Sardine Circus, a surrealist miniature circus complete with real sardine performers.

Live Art 2011 on Madeline Island:
"Why have a home planet when you can have a tube in space?"

Adam and Space man (Phil Parhamovich) in front of the base of the rocketship

Workshop participants making the many cardboard flames that were necessary for blast-off.