Summer Camp at Puppet Showplace Theatre
August 2014

 

 

Summer puppetry camp is back! Now is your chance to learn fun building and performance skills from professional puppeteers while enjoying fun recreational activities with the Brookline Recreation Department. Sign up early to secure your spot, or register for both weeks and save!

 

To Register: Call Puppet Showplace at 617-731-6400 x 101 to complete pre-registration. Full registration, including medical forms, will be completed with Brookline Recreation Department.

 

 


Creature Creators: Puppetry Building and Design Camp

Date and Time: 8/18 through 8/22, 8:30am to 4:00pm
Age: 7-12
Location: Puppet Showplace Theatre
Cost:
$400

About the Camp: Can you imagine the world's craziest creature? Do you like making stuff by hand? Then join us on a safari to the far reaches of your imagination!

In "Creature Creators," kids will experience the fun and challenging process of puppet design, resulting in the creation of never-before-seen puppet creatures. We'll explore the materials and mechanisms used by professional puppet builders to create imaginative characters. Daily art activities will encourage bold creative choices and exercise core artistic skills such as drawing, sculpting, coloring, and properly applying real fake fur. Craftsmanship, attention to detail, and project-planning skills will also be acquired along the way. The week will conclude with a group demonstration of everyone’s creations. In addition to puppetry activities, campers will enjoy fun recreational games and outings each day led by counselors from the Brookline Recreation Department, including trips to the town swimming pool.


Talk to the Hand! Puppetry and Performance Skills Camp

Date and Time: 8/25 through 8/29, 8:30am to 4:00pm
Age: 7-12
Location: Puppet Showplace Theatre
Cost:
$400 (SAVE $50 if also enrolling in "Creature Creators!")

About the Camp: From hand puppets to giant puppets to Muppet-style mouth puppets, puppetry is exercise for your imagination!

Join Puppet Showplace's team of professional puppeteers for a week of fun performance games and activities exploring the wide world of puppetry arts. Kids will learn how to bring puppet characters to life using breath, focus, and a specialized "movement vocabulary." They will also be exposed to general theatre skills such as voice acting, scene study, and ensemble performance. The week will conclude with a group sharing and performance. In addition to puppetry activities, campers will enjoy fun recreational games and outings each day led by counselors from the Brookline Recreation Department, including trips to the town swimming pool.


Questions? Contact our box office for more details about these and other upcoming events at 617-731-6400 ext. 101.

Sponsored in part by
Brookline Commission for the Arts Brookline Community FoundationBrookline Arts Center New England Foundation for the Arts Mass Cultural Council The Jim Henson Foundation



32 Station Street Brookline MA 02445 Phone: 617.731.6400 Fax: 617.731.0526 boxoffice@puppetshowplace.org