Newburyport Adult & Community Education

Puppets Around The World

Class Description

Kathleen Doyle

Are you at all curious about puppets? How every culture around the world seems to have its own unique kind of figure? Puppetry is an ancient form of theater and has been around for thousands of years. Puppets take many forms, but they all share the process of animating inanimate performing objects to tell a story, whether spiritual, animal, or to achieve special effects in current day theater, and so much more. Whether you’re a kid or a kid-at-heart, if you would like to learn a little about a lot of puppet traditions around the world, then don’t miss this interesting class! It is appropriate for all ages, including young adults. Kathleen Doyle is a puppet designer and theater maker. Her work has led her all over the world from Vietnam to South Korea to Japan to Alaska and Hawai’i. She is a two-time Fulbright winner and holds a MA in Performance & Dramaturgy from Villanova University and an MFA in Theater Design from NYU.

One, 2-hour session: Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
March 6, 2024. Nock Middle School.
Cost: $35. Class limit: 25.


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Puppets Around The World

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