Shadow Puppetry Production Lab

Instructor: Brad Shur, Resident Artist

Six Tuesday evenings,
April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 6:30-9pm

Cost: $200 + $20 materials fee, due in cash to the instructor at the start of class. Register by April 1: $175 + $20 materials fee. (Puppets at Night Members save 15%).

Make your story ideas a reality! Learn to build and perform your very own shadow puppet show in this rigorous and supportive class. We'll begin with research and design exploration, using both scripting and visual storyboarding to get your concept ready for production. We will then create scenery and visual environments while learning to bring shadow characters to life with movement, sound, and advanced manipulation techniques. We will also learn methods for crafting puppets from durable materials and will utilize mechanisms such as hinges, rivets, springs, and slides. Participants will be invited to showcase their work in the Puppet Showplace Slam. This is an advanced-level class: "Introduction to Shadow Puppetry" or equivalent artistic experience is recommended. Participants will be expected to work on projects outside of class time.


About the Instructor: Brad Shur is a versatile puppeteer who has created and performed characters made of everything from pixels to paper mache. Since 2009, he has been the Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace Theater, where he performs regularly for youth and family audiences and teaches puppetry classes to students of all ages. Brad also creates and performs original puppetry productions that Puppet Showplace presents on tour at schools, libraries, and cultural venues across the region...


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