Special Workshops | Ages 4-14 | center
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Join us as we celebrate puppetry traditions in other cultures through this intimate, in-person, interactive program!

  • From Story to Stage: Enjoy an interactive storytelling/puppetry experience featuring trickster tales from Africa, where audience members discover playful wisdom as stories unfold.

  • Puppet Creation Station: Build and perform with your own Baobab Tree rod puppet. The Baobab tree is a revered symbol of African life and culture.

  • Discovery Puppetry Cart: Experience the hands-on the art and magic of African puppetry by becoming a part of a masquerade celebration featuring puppets, music, and dance and by finding out how animals are celebrated as one of the most important aspects of African life.

Jeff Domke
Associate Education Director
Jeff Domke
Jeff Domke (aka: Puppet Dude) has been a professional puppeteer, Teaching Artist, and puppet designer for over 25 years. He began his professional career as a puppeteer at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL, performing in a variety of shows and parades. He has since performed in internationally syndicated children’s’ television shows. Since 2001, Jeff has worked at the Center for Puppetry Arts. He has presented International Puppetry workshops at various festivals and events worldwide.