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The Puppet Kitchen

220 E 4th Street
New York, NY

Monitor Nights at The Puppet Kitchen

The Puppet Kitchen

October 4, 2016
The first Tuesday of every month.
The price for the whole evening is $15. Puppets are provided but please feel free to bring your own.

Monitor Nights at the Puppet Kitchen are a great way to brush up on your video puppetry skills. On the first Tuesday of every month Chef Michael opens up the Puppet Kitchen's East Village studio to puppeteers of all skill levels and offers instruction and a safe place to learn this style of puppetry.

Our Beginner Session (6pm-7pm) is open to those 15 years old & up interested in learning the basics of video puppetry performance. We will cover eye-focus, lip synch, and movement.

Our Advanced Jam Session (7pm-8:30pm) is open to those with some video puppetry experience. The session is available to those looking for a chance to practice their skills and perform in a group setting.

Mayo Street Arts

10 Mayo St.
Portland, ME
Paul Zaloom's Theater of Trash

Paul Zaloom: A Theater of Trash Workshop

Paul Zaloom

October 16, 2016
4pm Workshop
5:30pm Dinner Break
6:30pm Doors open for Film Screening
7:00pm Screening Dantes Inferno w/ Artist Intro
Q&A with Paul Zaloom to follow
$20 Workshop Only, $25 Workshop and Film Screening

Paul Zaloom opens this workshop with a short description of object-theater and then invites each person to manipulate some of the assembled objects as puppets and environments in improvised performance events. Participants will then experiment in small groups creating collaborative improvisations with their puppets. Only 25 spaces available!

Cost to participate in the workshop AND stay for the film after is $25. Schedule is as follows:

4:00pm Workshop: A Theater of Trash
5:30pm Dinner Break
6:30pm Doors open for Film Screening
7:00pm Screening Dantes Inferno w/ Artist Intro
Q&A with Paul Zaloom to follow

Art/New York South Oxford Space Lone Wolf Tribe Studio

138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY

Puppet Sculpting Workshop

Lone Wolf Tribe

October 23, 2016

Tap into your creative potential and learn to sculpt your very own foam-rubber puppet! Limitless character possibilities await you in our fun, hands-on carving workshop at the Lone Wolf Tribe studio in Brooklyn (right around the corner from BAM).

Inspired by a sketch or photograph, participants learn the art of transforming a 2D visual into a fantastic three-dimensional puppet under the expert guidance of LWT artistic director, Kevin Augustine.

"In the church of puppet artistry, Augustine is divine."

No prior sculpting experience is necessary! All materials included!

Space is limited. Sign up today!


33-02 Skillman Ave (Enter on 34th Street), Long Island City, Queens (20 minutes from Times Square)
New York, NY

Contemporary Puppetry in Practice

Movement Theater Studio, NYC

December 2 - 4, 2016
Workshop Times: Dec. 2, 6:30pm - 10pm; Dec. 3 & 4, 10am - 3pm

A unique three-day course in contemporary puppet manipulation with renowned War Horse puppeteer and designer Tom Lee. Using principles of traditional Japanese puppet theater as a starting point, this workshop is for puppeteers and movement based actors to study the art of bringing a figure to life through focus, breath and fixed points of intention.
In addition to Bunraku-style puppetry, participants will have an opportunity to construct a puppet head and experience how the act of sculpting a character informs its movement. Ideal for directors and performers interested in devised work and a collaborative approach to theater making this workshop is primarily for new puppeteers to gain a hands-on launch into the genre—and come away with the start of a puppet!

Center for Puppetry Arts, Online Classes

Distance Learning, The Center for Puppetry Arts

Center for Puppetry Arts

online - anytime
-see website for details-

The Center for Puppetry Arts uses the latest technology to offer nationwide Distance Learning programs for PreK-adult through videoconferencing, webinars, and streamed content. Arts-infused workshops are conducted via videoconferencing and are tailored to specific classroom topics and curriculum for K-12 groups. For K-5, hands-on puppet building integrates with science, social studies, language arts and other disciplines to create a dynamic, interactive virtual classroom for a virtual field trip experience. Middle School/High School programs are discussion based. Programs complement national curriculum standards in language arts, social studies, science, math and other areas. The Center provides a comprehensive study guide and materials list for most programs.

Webinars (both live and streamed) and streamed workshops and lectures are available for teachers seeking demos and professional development (also available via videoconferencing). Streamed workshops are also ideal for anyone interested in learning about puppetry.

The Distance Learning Team @ Center for Puppetry Arts

Puppetry in NYC title image is from Project B - 3 Works, photo by Jane Stein.