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While working at the Edwardsville Public Library, I had many experiences using puppetry. I wrote and performed over 30 puppet plays. Now, I offer puppet plays. I have a one-person puppet stage complete with lighting and sound. I perform these plays at libraries and schools around the Midwest. However, many of the shows that I authored are listed on this site for your use. I do ask that you let me know that you are using my scripts and give me a report on how it went and how the audience reacted.
I also had the opportunity to use lap puppets which led to my adding "Samantha"
(my sassy ape puppet) to my storytelling.
As part of my story times, I used the monkey mitt for fillers between stories and wrote some of my own verses for them.
Lastly, I performed shadow puppets with Sophia Zaragas as "Me and My Shadows."
Below you will find my workshops, papers, directions, and my original puppet plays.
|Shadow Puppetry - How to put on a shadow puppet play with references and original shadow puppet plays.|
|Writing and Performing One-Person Puppet Plays - an on-line handout for the workshop.|
|Puppet Central: Puppets, Books, and Make-it/Take-it: a three-hour workshop on how to use simple puppet techniques.|
|Monkey Mitt - How to make a simple monkey mitt and rhymes|
|And now...on with the show! Holiday, Character Building, Folk Tales, and Special-themed Puppet plays!!|