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.
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.
DISCLAIMER: A previous version of this summer program was licensed as a camp due to our affiliation with Brookline Recreation. This program is now independently run by Puppet Showplace Theater and is not officially licensed as a camp. Please be assured that your child’s health, safety, and well-being are our highest priority. If you have any questions regarding program policies, please contact Artistic Director Roxie Myhrum at email@example.com
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 is a puppeteer and filmmaker originally from Austin, Texas. As Puppet Showplace Theater’s resident artist, she performs regularly for youth and family audiences and teaches puppetry in camps, workshops, residencies, and evening classes for adults. Her three original productions, "The Fairy Tailor," "Judy Saves the Day," and "Lisa the Wise" are all available to tour. Sarah is currently working on a collaboration with Wee the People adapting the book "My Night in the Planetarium" into a puppet show.
Sarah earned her BFA in film from Southern Methodist University, and an MFA in Puppet Arts from the University of Connecticut. She has appeared in the National Puppet Slam, at the Puppets in Paradise Festival, and the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. Sarah toured internationally as part of the ensemble for “Reverse Cascade,” and has performed as principal puppeteer for the immersive multi-media show “Pip's Island” in NYC. In Boston, she has worked closely with the Boston Pops Orchestra. In addition to her work in puppetry, Sarah is an experienced filmmaker. In 2015, she received the Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship in support of her television pilot “Treeples,” a show geared towards empowering girls, which screened at film festivals across the U.S. http://www.sarahnolen.com/
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.