Special Events | Ages 4-14 | center
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Experience Puppetry From Around the World

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 exciting folk tales from England and Italy.
  • Puppet Creation Station: Build and perform with your own French Guignol glove puppet and learn more about his outrageous friends and madcap adventures.
  • Discovery Puppetry Cart: Meet the brave knights of Italy’s “Opera dei Pupi” marionette theatre and the unlikely comic duo of Turkey’s “Karagöz and Hacivat” shadow puppet theatre, joining in to help bring their stories to life! You’ll also discover how these Italian and Turkish puppetry heroes are related to their German glove puppet “Kasperle” cousins.

Puppet: French Guignol Glove 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.