Support The Amazing Story Machine!

We're so excited to create our newest show, The Amazing Story Machine. We hope you'll love it too, and we need your help! 

In The Amazing Story Machine, the Grimm family demonstrates their cutting edge machine which promises to revolutionize how stories are told and how people connect. Much to their dismay, the new machine malfunctions just as they begin their demonstration. The Grimms are compelled to perform some of their favorite stories using puppets constructed from repurposed machine parts. In the process, they learn about story-making and discover that face-to-face interaction can never truly be replaced. 

The Amazing Story Machine is funded in part by a family grant from the Jim Henson Foundation! That generous grant enabled us to start this show, and we need your help to finish it. This is a huge project, involving four performers, live music, original sound design, and an incredible new set. 

We hope to inspire people of all ages to re-engage with the world and each other - to bring more creativity and play into their day-to-day lives - and to create original and interactive puppet theatre. We’re designing the show to be tourable so that it’s easy to do anywhere. It will open up a whole new chapter in our careers, as well as creating jobs for our cast of performing artists.

We’re hoping to raise $5,000 to supplement our grant and finish production on The Amazing Story Machine. We’re asking our friends, family, fans, and community to pitch in. By donating, you’ll bring magic and whimsy and cool puppets to the world. You’ll inspire creativity and authenticity in kids and adults. You’ll create jobs for artists. Join us in this amazing adventure!

We are gratefully accepting donations of any size! You can also help us by spreading the word about our fundraising campaign and our show!

Gruff! is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Gruff! must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


Photo by Eric Michael Pearson