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Explore Puppetry Series

Presented By Betsy Falk, Puppeteer/Puppet Builder/Teacher, Production Manager of Monkey Boys Productions (Hatfield, PA)

Join Betsy Falk in this joyful weekend-long puppetry workshop that will lead you from design to build to the performance of your very own hand-in-mouth rod puppet! Monkey Boys Productions used their years of experience in the puppetry industry to build their DIY department to make professional-level puppet-building more accessible to people. This workshop will feature the “Dunk Pro Monster Puppet Kit,” an infinitely customizable character featuring a round ball-like body and long, spindly arms. Participants can choose the colors of both their fur and their fleece and will get a chance to make their puppet all their own. The fee includes all materials and instruction, dinner Friday evening, breakfast Saturday and Sunday, and lunch Saturday. Basic crafting and sewing skills are required.

Retreat Hours are:
Friday: 7pm-9:30pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

Dinner will be included on Friday and breakfast will be included on Saturday and Sunday.

The Center for Puppetry Arts is grateful for the generous support of our funders and donors that allows this out-of-town presenter to join us and keeps program prices as affordable as possible. 

LEVEL: Intermediate (basic sewing and crafting skills required)

Meet the Presenter!

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Production Manager at Monkey Boys Production
Betsy Falk
Betsy Falk holds a BA in theatre from DeSales University and a MS in Education from Gwynedd Mercy University. In the past, she has worked as the Wardrobe Supervisor for Theatre for a New Audience (NYC), Costume Shop Supervisor for the Weathervane Theater (Whitefield, NH), and a Director/Costume Designer/General Manager for On Stage & Off, Inc. (Lansdale, PA). She is an experienced seamstress who finds her sanity in making things, so she spends her free time sewing, painting, knitting, baking, and making art with her two sons.

Monkey Boys Productions


Monkey Boys Productions has become the leading studio for creating puppets, props, creatures, costumes, practical effects, and entertainment for film, television, and stage. Their Emmy-nominated work has been featured on Broadway, Saturday Night Live, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, and more.

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