Are you looking to broaden your performance skills? TheaterWorks is proud to introduce our first PuppetWorks class designed for actors, dancers, and anyone who is interested in learning the basics of hand and rod and black light puppetry. This three-session series takes participants aged 14 and up through the basics of moveable-mouth hand puppetry through to the development of a blacklight scene.

Course Description:

Week 1: Learn the basic manipulation of a moveable-mouth, hand and rod puppet into an animated character. Participants will learn techniques for basic puppetry acting, including voice development and projection as well as movement and character interaction. A hand and rod moveable-mouth puppet will be provided during class time.

Week 2: Participants will build off previous skills learned and begin to use puppetry acting and character interaction to build short scenes together with classmates. A hand and rod moveable-mouth puppet will be provided during class time.

Week 3: Participants will work on polishing their puppetry skills in a black light environment. Every participant will get the chance to present their puppetry techniques in a final performance to be presented at the end of class to family and friends.

Dates: August 11, 25 and September 1.

Time: 10am – 12pm

Tuition: $100

Ages: 14+

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