Introduction to Acting with Puppets

Admission

  • $20.00  -  Member
  • $25.00  -  Non-Member

Summary

Wednesday, February 19
from 2-4pm

Description

This workshop introduces acting with the hand/glove, rod, and tabletop puppets. Participants will learn how puppets are built and study the various ways the actor/puppeteer brings them to life! Together we will explore principles of puppet manipulation and expression through exercises and activities.  We will learn the basics of improvisation, scenes and character development, text interpretation, principles of cooperation and stage presence. All in a gentle, friendly, and enjoyable format that employs games and supportive guidance.

This workshop is for children ages 10 and up, as well as parents and grandparents, teachers, artists, art therapists, actors, and anyone who finds playing, acting, performing with puppets find enjoyable and creative.  

This class meets in the Makers Space and Mentor Studio on the lower level of the Education Wing. 

 

MATERIALS
All materials are provided.

JACEK ZUZANSKI
Dream Tale Puppets founder, director, designer and leading performer, Jacek earned his MFA from the Ludwik Solski’s State Theatre School in Krakow, Poland, and obtained the Ministry for Art and Culture’s Stage Directing certificate. He studied at Wroclaw Pantomime Theatre and the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, and participated in workshops guided by world leading theatre artists, among them the actors of the celebrated Theatre Laboratory of Jerzy Grotowski and Odin Teatret.

He is a theatre artist and certified acting teacher with over 30 years experience. Since coming to the US in 2001 to work as a theatre teacher for Island Theater Workshop on Martha’s Vineyard, he has cooperated with numerous schools, art organizations, and libraries, including Cape Cod Conservatory, Falmouth Academy, Puppet Showplace Theater of Brookline, and the Polish Theatre Institute of New York.

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