Special Events | Ages 8-14 | 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 a Jataka wisdom tale from India and a Chinese dragon story.
  • Puppet Creation Station: Build and perform with your own Chinese Dragon shadow puppet and celebrate diverse shadow puppetry traditions across Asia.
  • Discover Puppetry Cart: Experience, hands-on, the “high art” that is the ancient Bunraku puppetry of Japan and the “folk art” that is the Kathputli puppetry of Rajasthan.

Puppetry Style: Chinese Dragon Shadow Puppet

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.