Puppet Improv Jam!

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Instructor: Sarah Nolen, Resident Artist

SINGLE SESSION: Sunday July 29th
1:00 - 4:00pm

Cost: $50 ($35 for Puppets at Night members)

Puppets! Comedy! Making stuff up! Veteran improviser and puppeteer Sarah Nolen returns this summer with a 1-day hands-on improv workshop that will jumpstart your creativity, hone your puppetry skills, and boost your confidence when launching an improv scene. In particular, this workshop will give you tools to tackle those first few lines of an improvisation without breaking a sweat. Together, we'll discover the outrageous possibilities of puppet theater, find inspiration from the puppet itself, practice listening to our scene partners, and increase our overall bravery as performers. A great class for puppetry fans, improvisers, and anyone looking to jumpstart their creativity.

Recommended for adults and teens. All experience levels welcome. Puppets will be provided by the instructor.

Register online or call the box office at: 617-731-6400 x101

Registration info: Class registration must be complete the Friday before a class begins and payment must be made in full.  Late enrollment is not permitted.  We are happy to do our best to accommodate all enrollees; so please communicate any special needs to our staff before registration to be sure that the class is right for you. Payment is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.



Sarah Nolen has been Puppet Showplace Theater's resident artist since September 2017. She is an extraordinary teacher with a gift for engaging students aged 4 to 104 in the whimsical world of puppetry arts. Known for her versatile, witty, and innovative work across multiple puppetry styles, Sarah has toured her original productions across New England and beyond. Her solo works have been featured at puppet slams across the US and Canada.

Originally from Austin, Texas, Sarah earned her BFA in film from Southern Methodist University in 2009, and MFA in Puppet Arts from the University of Connecticut in 2016. Sarah has performed as a puppeteer for the Boston Pops Orchestra, Pip's Island in NYC, EnvisionFEST Hartford, Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival, and The Out of Bounds Festival in Austin, TX. In addition to her work in puppetry, Sarah is an experienced filmmaker and comedy improv performer, with a fan base that stretches from the Dallas Comedy House in Texas to the wilds of Storrs, CT.