Meet the Artist: Deborah Costine, Puppeteer!

Our Animal Superstars series continues this week with "The Three Pigs and Other Tales," performed by Deborah Costine, Puppeteer! See your favorite pig pals brought to life in this delightful shadow puppet show for our younger audiences. "The Three Pigs," "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," and "Stone Soup" play out on a whimsical stage, where intricately designed silhouettes appear on a shadow screen. The puppeteer is also visible above where she can talk and interact with the audience through out this magical show. Recommended for ages 3 to 6.

The Three Pigs and Other Tales

By Deborah Costine, Puppeteer!

Thursday & Friday, November 12-13 at 10:30am                                                                                  Saturday & Sunday, November 14-15 at 1:00pm & 3:00pm

Deborah Costine is an artist, author, amateur naturalist and award-winning professional puppeteer who has been presenting performances throughout New England for over thirty years. She has a degree in Art Education, teaches workshops about puppetry and art in education, is a proud mother, and has a deep care and respect for young children. She is a winner of the UNIMA-USA Citation for Excellence and received a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation, for the production of her original show: “Turtle’s New Home. Debbie grew up in Lancaster NH in a region known as “The Great North Woods.” There were no visiting assembly programs and the only puppet Debbie had ever seen was Bunny-Rabbit on “Captain Kangaroo.” When she was ten she made a puppet all on her own- a papier maché clown that still sits in her studio today. In 1974 Debbie co-founded the well-known “Gerwick Puppets” with Len Gerwick. The company toured throughout much of New England presenting over 5,000 performances, mostly in schools. Debbie now also performs solo as Deborah Costine Nature Puppets, creating shows inspired by on her interest in nature and the environment.