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

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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

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The REVENGE Show Flyer

Ready for the Rematch!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Japanther vs. Night Shade: THE REVENGE

Japanther fight the battle for their lives as the dead rise and blood thirsty monsters go berserk.  With hooded graffiti artists, morphing man-panthers, tentacles of terror, and sprinkles of ice cream lovers on top.  Can Japanther defeat the malevolent creatures of the Night Shade.  The terror returns to the stage is this battle for redemption and puppetry-all in an attempt to redefine what bands, groups and gangs can do.

This coming June 8, 9 & 10 at DISJECTA in North Portland!!! 

June 8 
Doors at 730 / Show at 8
Doors at 10 / Show at 10:30

June 9
Doors at 730 / Show at 8
Doors at 10 / Show at 10:30

June 10
Doors at 730 / Show at 8

Also in the space “Lil Taste” a puppet music video art instillation.
This show features large diorama boxes filled with sets, props, and puppets created by The Hand/Night Shade entangled with the music of Japanther for the music video LIL TASTE (click here).

For more information, tickets and directions go to