Center for Puppetry Arts @ Home

If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you!

Puppet Shows, Workshops, & Much More — all from Home!

Bring it on…it’s summertime and we’re celebrating!  Join us for a summer kickoff event: the public premiere of a new puppet show, Mr. Kolache’s Long List. This interactive puppet show will be followed by a live Q&A with the creator and performer.

We also have more special programming for our Members this week and a new puppet show is now available on-demand. Whether you’re at home or on vacation, the Center for Puppetry Arts has screen time that is worth your time.

Puppet on, people!

Join us on Facebook, Zoom, and Vimeo!

As our @Home program offerings continue to expand, so do the platforms on which they will be presented. All of our FREE is on Facebook, paid content will be on Zoom, and on-demand content is available on Vimeo.

For paid content, you will be linked directly to Zoom or through our ticketing system. You will receive a link to the event within 24 hours of your payment.

Keep scrolling for details on all of our amazing programming!

A Summer Kickoff Event

It’s time to celebrate the summer with the first public performance of a new @ Home interactive puppet show: Mr. Kolache’s Long List

Mr. Kolache’s Long List

Thur, May 28 @ 7pm EDT
Ages 4+

Join Mr. Kolache and his dog Baklava on a movin’ and groovin’ adventure inside and outside the grocery store in which they live. When Mr. Kolache is faced with an overwhelming list of tasks and lack of energy, Audiences will come to his assistance by helping him make choices about eating healthy snacks and staying active. Help Mr. Kolache turn a “To-Do” List into a “Ta-Da” List! 

Following the performance, there will be a live Q&A with the creator and performer, Jeffery Zwartjes.

Please support the Center by purchasing a ticket for everyone in your household who’ll be enjoying this presentation.  The total amount you choose to pay allows us to continue to create and share all our @Home programming with you.

Cost: $8.50 | Available via Zoom

Tickets are on sale until 5pm EDT on May 28.

Member May Shines On

Next week, enjoy an interactive, intergalactic puppet show featuring Captain Healthy & Safety Dog. Plus, make your very own Shining Sun Hand Puppet in another hands-on Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ designed for you.

Captain Healthy & Safety Dog

Wed, May 27, 1pm EDT Ages 4+

Learn basic health and safety tips from two intergalactic characters from the planet Relatively Fit — Captain Healthy & Safety Dog! This live, interactive performance will engage Members with puppeteers as we explore hygiene, sun protection, nutrition, healthy eating habits, active play and safety outdoors, and general household safety tips!

Sound effects and original music get Members up on their feet and moving throughout the program. Do not miss this out of this world experience!  Following the performance, there will be a live Q&A with performer Jeffery Zwartjes.

Please support the Center by purchasing a ticket for everyone in your household who’ll be enjoying this presentation.  The total amount you choose to pay allows us to continue to create and share all our @Home programming with you.

Cost: $8.50 | Available via Zoom

Tickets are on sale until 12pm EDT on May 27.

Create-A-Puppet Workshop™

Thurs, May 28, 3:30 pm EDT Ages 4+

This week, join your favorite Center Teaching Artists — live! — to build your own Shinning Sun Hand Puppet, as featured in the classic Center production, Weather Rocks.

Visit our Etsy shop to purchase your puppet kit. Then before you join the session, download and print the puppet PDF, cut out your puppet parts, and gather supplies from around your home to make your own puppet masterpiece with us!

Plus, Weather Rocks is available to rent on-demand on the Center’s Vimeo page, so you can watch the show before or after you build your puppet.

Registration for this event is free for Members; puppet kit is sold separately.

Click here to purchase your puppet kit.

Available via Zoom.

Now Available On-Demand

Each rental includes a behind-the-scenes bonus feature. 
Rent today for only $5.00!

The Plant Doctors

Written and directed by Jon Ludwig

Dr. Deadly Nightshade got up on the wrong side of the bed and he’s plotting a takeover of the most inhospitable kind!

Will Dr. Green Onion, Dr. Spud (a new potato), and a colorful cast of singing and dancing vegetation be able to save the General Botanical Hospital from the evil doctor’s plans?

Find out as engaging hand-and-rod puppets, shadow puppets, and body puppets prove plants have feelings too!

Click here to see our entire digital library!

After you watch The Plant Doctors, create your very own Dr. Spud Hand Puppet with our Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ puppet kits. These kits are custom-designed to accompany our on-demand puppet shows and are available in our Etsy shop.

FREE PROGRAMMING ON FACEBOOK!

This week’s FREE programming includes a variety of puppet shows, workshops, Museum tours, and a daily visit with King Raisin. The schedule changes every day, so click on the dates below to see what’s happening today!

May 25 – May 29

May 25

All times are EDT

9am Rise & Shine with King Raisin

11am Aesop’s Fantastical Fables

2pm Museum Tour: Jim Henson Collection – Part 6

3pm Puppet Pow! – Force & Motion

May 26

All times are EDT

9am Rise & Shine with King Raisin

1pm Make It! – Fun with Shadow Puppets

3pm Puppet Pow! – Tongue Twisters

May 27

All times are EDT

9am Rise & Shine with King Raisin

11am Captain Healthy & Saftey Dog

1pm Member-Only Event: Captain Healthy & Safety Dog plus live Q&A

2pm Museum Tour: Jim Henson Collection – Part 5

3pm Puppet Pow! – Discovering Puppetry in Other Cultures

May 28

All times are EDT

9am Rise & Shine with King Raisin

1pm Make It! – Peekaboo Puppet

3pm Puppet Pow! -Mamulengo

3:30 Member Only Event – Create-A-Puppet Workshop – Shining Sun Hand Puppet

7pm Summer Kickoff Event – puppet show with live Q&A – Mr. Kolache’s Long List

May 29

All times are EDT

9am Rise & Shine with King Raisin

11am Captain Healthy & Safety Dog

3pm Puppet Pow! – Silliness with Satsuma