PST in the Community

Hi everyone! We hope you have been enjoying the FALL FAIRYTALE FESTIVAL at PST. We have seen some amazing artistry on our stage, and now we're inspired to bring puppets into the streets.

On October 2nd, Puppet Showplace Theatre will be part of the sixth annual HONK! Parade. We will march with "Goldie," our new and celebrated giant goldfish puppet, down Mass Ave from Davis to Harvard Square. Interested in marching with us? E-mail by September 29th for details!

We at PST love events like this that give us an excuse to go into the community and work with other organizations to make people smile. Part of PST's mission is to work in collaboration with area businesses, schools, and cultural organizations to improve people's lives. We do this through our touring workshops and school residencies, our appearances at cultural festivals and events, and our collaborations with institutions ranging from hospitals to teen centers to foreign consulates. Our Mary Churchill Fund, named for our founder, helps us bring children from under-served communities to see high-quality, educational performances.

Recently, PST partnered with the Brookline Recreation Department to offer an after-school puppetry enrichment program at our theatre. We hope to expand this into a full summer camp next year.

How would YOU like to see PST get involved in the community? Your ideas - and assistance! - are welcome as we strive to make this vision a reality!

P.S. In case you haven't met her, Goldie was designed and built in just one week last July by members of PST's "Think Big" all-ages giant puppet class, taught by Artist in Residence Brad Shur. In less than a month, Brad will begin teaching an awesome class for adults and teens called Puppet Building 101.