PHOTOS: Puppets Invade Akbar’s Planet Queer

Akbar’s Planet Queer, a monthly presentation of edgy LGBT performance art hosted by Ian MacKinnon, featured a night of puppets on Monday.

Below, see scenes from the show from photographer Matt Baume.

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Crumbsnatcher can’t help that he’s so cute.
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MC Crumbsnatcher and his dancers shower the audience with bubbles.
SparkleBob, Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Jesus, akbar planet queer
Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain and Jesus cavort with SparkleBlob.
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Jesus returns.
Dan Poirier
Dan Poirier presents a meticulous puppet theater.
Cream Puff
Cream Puff concludes with a quote from a Paul Williams song.
An audience member assists in de-tangling.
Cream Puff
Cream Puff asks for the audience’s indulgence.
Rogues gallery
A rogues gallery of performers raffles off prizes.
Marionetta and Jesse
The photographer enjoys a moment with Marionetta and Jonny.
James Panther
James Panther performs a song decrying body fascism.
Jesse and Marionetta
Jonny and Marionetta continue to look lovely.
Ian suggestively arranges some dolls.
Travis Wood
Travis Wood re-imagines the children’s book King & King.
Thrilling denouement
The thrilling denouement.
Prix de Beaute
Prix de Beaute shocks and astounds.
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The cast swells.
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Fire Chief Charlie present a vignette about veganism.
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Jonny Jouet and Marionetta welcome the crowd.
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The audience gives high-fives for homosexuality.
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You may get abducted later tonight.
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Gaylien presents Ian and an Alan Ginsberg puppet.
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Ian MacKinnon riles up the crowd.
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Paul Manchester and Cream Puff wait to go on.

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Ian MacKinnon

You guys are so awesome! Thanks for support and for the fabulous shots! XOXO

Wendell Jones

Thanks for the great shots!