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Glove Puppet Boot Camp!

Taught by: Puppet Showplace's resident artist, Brad Shur


Five consecutive sessions, August 11-15
at Puppet Showplace Theater

Register by July 15th: $195
Register after July 15th: $220
Members save 10% on registration!

REGISTER ONLINE or call the Box Office at 617-731-6400 x 101

In just a few short weeks, Brad Shur, Puppet Showplace Resident Artist will share all of his hand puppetry secrets! Join us this August for a super-fun glove puppetry performance techniques class that will give you the skills you need to put on your own puppet show.

There are few styles of puppetry that can convey great ranges of emotion as well was glove puppets (also known as hand puppets) can. Embodying some of puppetry's most famous characters, ranging from Punch and Judy to some of the residents of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe, glove puppetry is one of the oldest and most versatile puppet traditions.

About this class: 

In a fun and rigorous environment, students will learn basic puppetry skills from resident artist Brad Shur, developing a repertoire of "movement vocabulary" that will help their hands express almost any emotion. Starting from manual dexterity exercises and building towards complete multi-character scenes, this boot camp will whip any puppeteer into shape, whether you are a seasoned performer or a first-time performer looking for a way to liven up story time.


About the instructor: 

Brad has been professionally involved in puppetry for almost 15 years. He began as a performer with the Providence puppet and mask company Big Nazo while studying film and animation at the Rhode Island School of Design. He has worked in various capacities with Wood & Strings Theatre (Tennessee), and Vermont PuppetTree, and as a builder has designed and fabricated puppets for American Idol, Dollywood, and other theaters and performers from Austin, Texas to Boston, Massachusetts.

If interested, please register online HERE or call the Box Office at 617-731-6400 x 101!