Intro to Stage Puppeteering
INTRO TO STAGE PUPPETEERING
Saturday, June 2nd
COST: $40 pre-reg/$50 day-of
In this fun, dynamic class, you'll learn the foundations of good stage puppetry - focus, physical commitment, and basic puppet operation. Combining puppeteering with theatre and improv exercises, we'll work on how to make your puppet come alive and connect with your audience. You'll get lots of hands-on time with professional arm-and-rod puppets plus a simple practice puppet to take home so you can keep working on your new skills.
at Joes Movement Emporium - Art Room
3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt Rainier, MD 20712
No puppet experience required.
Class recommended for ages 15 and up.
Please dress comfortably and be ready to move.
Class size limited to 20. Minimum enrollment: 3 students.
- Do I have to bring my own puppet?
No. There will be plenty o' puppets provided to play with. However, if you have your own arm and rod puppet friend, you are absolutely welcome to bring them to class with you.
- Will we be building puppets in this class?
- Do I have to be good at funny voices?
Nope. We'll be focusing on physical work in this class, so you can puppeteer using whatever voice is comfy (funny voice, normal voice, super serious voice, etc).
***About your teacher: ***
"Rachel is a skilled professional who is also a fun and creative instructor." - Beth Peterson, Everett Community College
"Top-notch puppetry workshop." - Sam Longoria
Rachel Jackson is a Seattle-based puppeteer, vocalist, and writer. The mind behind the hit puppet musical "MANOS - The Hands of Felt, her work has been called "mad and masterful" by The Seattle Times. Since 2008, shes brought her talented hands to stages all over, including Jim Henson Con, the Chicago International Puppet Theatre Festival, and The Fringe at Puppeteers of Americas National Festival. Shes visiting the DC area to perform in Whedonism VII: Wronged By Whedon, on June 1st. Rachel teaches puppetry classes through her company Vox Fabuli Puppets, co-produces the Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam, and is unofficial Puppeteer at Large for the Seattle Nerdlesque scene. VoxFabuli.com
Photo of Rachel and Puppet Joss Whedon by Jules Doyle
Joe's Movement Emporium (View)
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mt Rainer, MD 20712
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|