Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Portland, OR debut of Night Shades latest shadow play!

A psychedelic allegory from a world where spirits stalk their hosts and witches grant wishes. A mother's investigation into the mysterious disappearance of her daughter illuminates the shadows of her past...Haunted by her fears... running out of time... Can she reclaim her place in the ever growing and perishing beauty of life, and pull herself from a web of anger and guilt, through her discovery of the Secret Of The Spider?          


2017 Wild Card ~ Four Performances
Thursday - Saturday, February 16, 17 & 18 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 19 at 2pm

For tickets & information CLICK HERE

Location: Imago Theater
17 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Portland 2016, a booming metropolis of shops, restaurants, and bike lanes but unknown to the thousands of newcomers an ancient evil has been lying in wait…to be released! That’s when thHORROR OF THE NIGHT SHADE BEGINS

Two performances Friday, February 5th, 2016
First performance begins at 7pm
2nd performance at 9pm

Performances are FREE and recommended for a PG-13 audience
Location: PSU, Shattuck Hall Annex
SW Corner of SW Broadway & Hall Streets, Portland, Oregon

For the full FREE weekend line-up go

Monday, November 23, 2015

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Gearing up for Films & Festivals in 2016
Prepare your skullz for the return of Night Shade!

Friday, March 21, 2014

New Orleans International Puppet Festival

Secret of the Spider by Portland-based artists Puppetkabob, featuring members of Night Shade.  Marionettes and shadow puppets combine to tell the story of a young girl who is bitten by a spider to find her world spun into a circle of creative obsession.

New Orleans International Puppet Festival
April 10, 11, 12 & 13, 2014
at the Marigny Opera House

For tickets go to:

Monday, July 9, 2012

Supertoon Animation Festival

The Hand & Japanther's LIL TASTE has been invited to compete in the Supertoon Animation Festival in Croatia!  We are in the Music Video category with some really stellar groups!!!  

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


JAPANTHER vs. NIGHT SHADE got their REVENGE at Disjecta this past weekend by performing what people called "One of the best show they have ever seen!"

This show was posted on Juxtapoz
Portland Mercury my, what a busy week
Portland Monthly Magazine Culture Blog 
and online on Oregon Live
Awe yea!

Performing under the banner of NIGHT SHADE were artists...
Kevin Bouton-Scott, Alicia Decay, Sarah Frechette, Mel Larsen, Oviedo Menendez, Chris Rabilwongse, Cynthia Star, Jason Thibodeaux & Alain Z

We would like to thank the following cutters, capers and prop stars...
Lukas Ketner, Rachel Wall, Scott Johnston, Tony Morgan, Sloan White, Tony DeFilipps, Circe Ward, Kent Melton, Fuchsia Lin, Martha Grant, Ann Smith, Maria Andreotti & Kathy