Workshops & Classes 

 Create a Solo Act 

...in any style of puppetry.

You want to create a new live puppet act, but it's hard to know where to start.
​Or you have so many ideas that you can't choose.
Or you start creating an act and...you get stuck. So you give up.

The struggle is real! I've been through it so many times it and I'm here to help you in a totally non-creepy and supportive way!

 

I've created many solo puppetry acts and I have performed on a heck of a lot of stages - from dingy bars in sketchy neighborhoods to exclusive shows for fancy Hollywood celebs. And I've had plenty of failures along the path (let's just say I was on The Gong Show and I don't want to talk about it).

 

I realized I had a system for creating new pieces that can work for other people, so I created this workshop designed specifically for creating solo puppetry work. It's for any level of puppeteer – from the puppet-curious to the puppet-pro.

 


 

In this 5-week workshop you will get: 

  • A framework that will help you identify your style, give you ideas for new acts, build a story and get you started on creating an act you love.

  • Accountability with the group and a place to practice and play.

  • Feedback and coaching on your 3-5 minute act from me and other students.

  • And all of this in a supportive setting with puppet co-conspirators. Judgeypantses and jerks need not apply.

And you can do all of it at home, in your bedroom! It almost sounds creepy!

 

Here's how it goes:

Using writing exercises, you will explore your inspirations and artistic influences to hone in on your style. You will also decide what kind of puppetry you want to use.

Now that you have some inspiration, you'll start to build your act and will develop your character and story. We will start showing our work in weeks 3 and 4.

Time to set sail! You will submit video of your performance or perform your act live for the class. We'll give feedback and talk about revisions.

Class size is limited so that everyone gets time to show their work.


The focus of the workshop is on building the story you will tell using puppetry, so you should have puppets you can work with. You can use any style of puppetry you like.

And if you'd like to work in film/video and want to make a sketch or short film, you are welcome to join us! All work is limited to 5 minutes max.

The class is discounted until July 1st, so git in there!

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create a 

solo puppetry

act

 Five Thursdays 

 July 9, 16, 23, 30th & August 6th

5pm PT / 8pm ET

Classes held online via Zoom

$200

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