Summer Puppet Academy

A NEW collaboration between Wheelock Family Theatre and Puppet Showplace Theater!

Dates: June 25 - 29 (Mon-Fri)
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Flexible Enrollment: $450 for full week; $90 each day
Location:  180 Riverway, Boston MA (Wheelock Family Theatre, Wheelock College)
All ages: Enroll by grade level Pre-K to K, 1-3, 4-5, and 6-12.

Dive into the wildly creative and interdisciplinary world of puppetry arts! This summer, kids of all ages will have a unique opportunity to learn the secrets of crafting extraordinary characters and bringing them to life on stage and screen. Guided by a dream team of professional puppeteers, each day we will cover a different building and performance technique, from marionettes to mouth puppets, from hand puppets to shadows. We'll learn to see creative inspiration in found objects and materials, and to tell stories using movement and "visual vocabulary." Mini performances and fun engineering challenges will take place throughout the week, along with visits from local puppet celebrities. No prior puppetry or theater experience is necessary. Join us for a fun and imaginative start to summer vacation!

Questions? Contact Wheelock Family Theatre's Education Department: