Furry Monsters 101!

Interested in puppetry, but don't know where to start? Whether you are a professional artist or simply a fan of  the performing arts, this creative class about furry monsters, puppet performances, and more, is perfect for you! Furry Monsters 101 is a great way to expose yourself to a new style of puppet manipulation, gain experience in making a puppet come alive, meet new people, and of course, have fun in the process! Email info@puppetshowplace.org or call the box office at 617-731-6400 x101 with any questions!

Furry Monsters 101
by Jonathan Little, Little's Creatures
Monday August 17th- Friday August 21st
6:30pm to 8:30pm, Puppet Showplace Theater

This class will focus on the proper manipulation of mouth and rod puppets, inspired by the "furry monster" characters featured on Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and Avenue Q. After learning the basics of puppet animation (breathing, lip-synch, focus, and body position)...

Instructor Jonathan Little poses for the camera!

Instructor Jonathan Little poses for the camera!

...participants will cover character interpretation, rhythm and timing, storytelling, puppet-assisting, prop handling, comedy improv, television monitor technique, and puppet/actor interactions. 

This is an ideal class for actors, comedians, die-hard Muppet fans...

...or anyone interested in learning puppetry performance skills!