Birthday Parties • Festivals • Houses of Worship • Retirement Communities •
Classrooms • Special Needs Groups • Fiber Arts Handcraft Parties
The Berkshires and borderlands
We love to travel, invite us to come!
No memorization required. All ages and abilities, anybody can do it!
We bring the props ~ Handcrafted woolen and silk marionettes, flowing silks and other natural treasures for laying out sets, musical instruments for sound effects, and a narrative tale to work with ~ You provide the puppeteers.
Under our direction, you become the creators and performers. Parts are chosen and scenery is arranged. Performances center on improvisational movement with marionettes ~ no memorizing is required.
The narrator begins and marionettes come to life.
A show is born!
Marionettes and props are creations of the Little Puppet Studio. Plays are narrated adaptations of children’s classics, original stories, or religious literature, designed individually for each event. We are always adding new ideas to our repertoire, and together we choose the story that suits your group.
A mobile studio, our productions come to life in living rooms, back yards, garages, barns, social halls and schoolrooms. With Regina D. Mason, M.Ed. leading the way, your event becomes a festive performance.
Birthday Parties ~ The Best Ever!
We come to your home! With its hands-on approach, Little Puppet Studio is an engaging alternative to the traditional birthday party. Children are not simply entertained as an audience, they ARE the puppeteers! Party goers perform for their rides before pick-up. From puppets, to costumes, to set design, to sound effects, something catches the heart of every child! (And you don’t need to wait for a birthday to have a Little Puppet Studio party!)
Little Puppet Studio brings wonder and magic into the hands of festival-goers, who become the puppeteers! We use classic children’s tales and nature stories designed with a diverse audience in mind. Any setting works~ our favorite is street performance with a revolving group of participants. Our longer festival programs are suited for event tents, pavilions, rustic classrooms, and barns.
House of Worship Puppetry
With Little Puppet Studio, your religious school or multi-generational group can provide special events for services or holiday gatherings. Or in the spirit of social service, your congregation can prepare and bring a show to venues such as nursing care facilities and homeless shelters. The story of your choice is worked into a marionette play that aligns with the educational or philosophical message of your house of worship.
Retirement Community Puppetry
Little Puppet Studio engages retirement community members in an opportunity to offer a production for the public or the community’s visiting families. Brought as a holiday or summer festival presentation, grandchildren never forget the rich and lasting memories crafted in the hands of their grandparents!
Especially for Special Needs
Little Puppet Studio offers children and teens with special physical, social or developmental needs the opportunity to experience the joy of performance in the security of their own familiar home or social setting. In our programs, each child can find a level of participation that suits his or her comfort zone.
Classroom Puppetry & Programs
Bring your curriculum to life with Little Puppet Studio’s educational programs! We have been delivering Puppetry and Hands-On-History to elementary classrooms for decades, bringing experiences that deepen classroom learning. Each educational program is comprehensively arts-integrated, and is customized for your current curricular or seasonal material.
Fiber Arts Workshops & Parties
Learn the traditional and contemporary crafts that are at the roots of Little Puppet Studio! Our marionettes and puppets are individually hand crafted with the loveliest elements from nature~ cotton, wool, mohair, silk, and wood, and are alive with wholesome warmth. Little Puppet Studio nurtures the artistic development of fiber craftspeople and students of all ages, at all levels of experience.
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