Summer Puppetry Class
Two weeks (register for one or both!):
August 19-23 or 26-30 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructors: Honey Goodenough & Sarah Nolen & John Regan
Cost: $450 (Members save $50!)
For ages 7-10.
Puppetry is exercise for your imagination! Join Puppet Showplace Theater's team of professional puppeteers for a week of creative building and performance activities. Kids will learn how to design, construct, and manipulate puppet characters, focusing on different styles of puppetry each week. Kids will work together to create, rehearse, and present original mini-performances. Along the way, kids will learn theater skills such as voice acting, backstage etiquette, and more.
Each week of class is different! Register for either week, or sign up for both!
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 14 KIDS FOR EACH WEEK
Children must be 7 years old by start of class.
Child information forms will be sent out at the beginning of the summer.
Honey Goodenough is a puppeteer, educator, and children’s entertainer. Her company, Good Hearted Entertainment, created the literacy-based puppet show Word Play as part of the 2016 Puppet Showplace Incubator program. In 2017, she became Puppet Showplace Theater's first resident teaching artist after years of experience working with diverse student populations in greater Boston, New York City, Vermont, and Texas. She has also taught a wide variety of professional development courses for educators and aspiring puppeteers at Brooklyn College, the University of Utah, and City College CUNY. Honey holds an MA in Educational Theater from New York University, and a BA in Theater Crafts and Technology from the University of Texas, Austin.
Sarah Nolen became Puppet Showplace Theater's third-ever resident artist in September 2017. Her shadow adaptation of the Baba Yaga story, Lisa the Wise, debuted in October 2017 as part of the Fall Fairy Tale Festival. Her newest production, The Fairy Tailor, had its world premiere in February 2018. She will be debuting a new show, Judy Saves the Day, in January 2019. Sarah stays busy teaching camps and classes for all ages pre-k to adult, consulting on puppetry projects for theaters and cultural institutions, and running the theater's "Hatchery" program for new works development.
Known for her versatile, witty, and innovative work across multiple puppetry styles, Sarah most recently worked as a builder for Acheson Walsh Studios and performer for the immersive show Pip's Island in New York City. She has also toured internationally as part of the ensemble for Reverse Cascade.
Originally from Austin, Texas, Sarah earned her BFA in film from Southern Methodist University in 2009, and MFA in Puppet Arts from the University of Connecticut in 2016. Sarah has performed as a puppeteer for the Boston Pops Orchestra, EnvisionFEST Hartford, and The Out of Bounds Festival in Austin. In addition to her work in puppetry, Sarah is an experienced filmmaker and comedy improv performer.
John Regan is one half of CactusHead Puppets, co-founded in 2010 with his wife Megan Regan. Since then they have created several shows based on favorite, familiar folktales, and have toured throughout the Northeast. Their show “The Bremen Town Musicians” was part of Puppet SHowplace Theater’s Incubator program in 2018, and their most recent show “The Magnificent Monster Circus” was developed as part of the PuppetPalooza New Works 2018. John is a graduate of the University of Connecticut's Puppet Arts program. John is from western Massachusetts, and is honored to be performing and teaching in the same venues where he saw puppet shows growing up.