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Stay Tuned for NEW Puppetry programs at the Orange County Public Libraries thanks to WEGMANS for a Community Grant and the Durham Arts Council for an Art Recovery Grant  once the library opens for in person events! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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* Japanese Folktale: The Stone Cutter

* African Folktale: Anansi Goes Fishing

* Turkish Folktale: The Hungry Coat

* Aesop Fable: The Boy who Cried Wolf

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Upcoming Community Puppetry Programs:

Oct. 4, 2021 The Ant & The Grasshopper Puppet Show 10:00 am. Farmers’ Market Pavilion in downtown Hillsborough, 140 E. Margaret Lane.  Register online through the Orange County Main Library or call 919.245.2525. Funded through a Wegmans Grant

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Dec. 1, 2021  Double Hitter Puppet Shows! The Shoemaker & the Elf and The Wish Tree at the Carrboro Century Center. 10:30 am Register at 919-918-7364 or online at Carrboro Parks and Rec. 

Many thanks to the Orange County Arts Council and the NC Arts Council ( a Division of the Dept. of Natural & Cultural Resources) for the Grassroots Grant  that funded folktale puppet shows at the Orange County Public Library 2020-2021!  

  Grant Funded Performances:

* Ananasi and the Moss

   Covered  Rock. A folktale     

   from Africa

* One Grain of Rice. A folktale

   from India

* Borreguita and the Coyote.

   A folktale from Mexico

* The Greatest Treasure.

   A folktale from China

 

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Fun with Benefits! Our Puppetry Programs are

aligned with N.C. Education Standards

Puppet Show Inc. offers a wide variety of puppetry performances geared towards educating as well as entertaining audiences of all ages. The puppetry programs are aligned with the North Carolina K-5 Common Core Standards in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Theatre Arts, Healthful Living and Guidance. All the puppetry productions foster Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) so important to success in school and in life as well as teach the NCDPI Character Education traits. 

Puppetry in Education is Research Based
Research supports puppetry as a powerful teaching tool.

Puppets are an aspect of our history and everyday lives. From the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to the Muppets we see puppets on television, on videos or in live performances. In their different forms they appeal to both old and young alike, represent different customs and traditions and are valuable educational tools. Puppets are both entertaining and captivating. Children can believe and relate to them; they can enter and explore the fascinating inventive world that puppets create.

Learning through play is fundamental to our children's education, helping them to develop the necessary skills in life. Puppets can stimulate children’s imagination, encourage creative play and discovery and are a wonderful interactive way to introduce narrative to even the most reluctant reader. They can be a powerful way of bringing story time to life; puppets can provide a focus for role play, encouraging the child’s imagination and involvement in activities and can play a fundamental part in the recitation of stories and verse. In addition, hand puppets with workable mouths and tongues are an excellent motivational resource to inspire the teaching of phonics within literacy.

 

Puppets can assist children with special educational needs. They can motivate and support children with difficulties in communication and interaction. They can help to develop their social and motor skills, and can meet the visual, tactile and emotional needs of the individual child. Large human puppets with glove hands and fingers can be used in conjunction with the different varieties of signing, adding a further dimension in helping children with both hearing difficulties and learning disabilities.

 

Puppets can share joy or sadness; they can be naughty or good, cheeky or shy; and when a child is engaged

by a puppet they can learn lessons and absorb

messages without even realizing they are.

 

How to Help

Puppet Show Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. We are dedicated to educating, entertaining and enthralling diverse populations in the magical world of puppetry arts. Your donations help to provide puppet shows at little, or in some cases, no costs to organizations whose community members may not have the opportunity to experience a live theatrical performance. Donations are tax deductible. To Donate, please click on the Donate Tab at the top of the page. Please consider designated Puppet Show as your charity through Amazon Smile. We participate in Employer Matching Gift Programs

as well. 

We are very excited to be part of the Durham Public Schools Ignite Online Academy Teaching Artist Program for the fall of 2021 and spring 2022 offering puppetry residencies to elementary students!

New! Online Puppetry Programs for Organizations!              Watch the video below for more information.

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 We offer Teacher Workshops!

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We offer workshops for education majors!

           UNC Puppet Workshop

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Are you a high school student looking to earn Service Learning hours? We are approved through LetServe. Just sign up through the LetServe website or email us at puppetshowinc@gmail.com

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We are pleased to be part of the Durham Arts Council CAPPS Program for 2019-2021! Creative Artists in Public & Private Schools. 

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Check out the Scarf Marionette Puppets

made during the World Puppetry Day Celebration!

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A partial  list of  some of the places we have performed:

* Carrboro Elem After School

* Scroggs Elem. After School

* Nothside Elem. After School

* Morris Grove Elem. After School

* McDougle Elem. After School

* Seawell Elem. After School

* Primrose Day School

* Triad School of Math and Science

* Triangle Math & Science Academy

* McDougle Elem PTA Book Fair

* Barnes & Nobles Cary

* Chatham Co. Partnership for Young

   Children ( Teacher Workshop)

* UNC School of Education Teacher     

   Workshop on ELA Standards & Puppets

* Carrboro Century Center 

* Kidzu Children's Museum

* Carrboro Branch Library

* Hillsborough Main Library

* Gigi's Playhouse Raleigh Down's

   Syndrome Achievement Center

* Daisy/Brownie/Girl Scout Troop Raleigh

* Spanish for Fun Cary

* Spanish for Fun Wake Forest

* Sterling Montessori Academy

* Kiddie Academy

* W.G. Pearson Elem.

* E.K. Powe Elem.

*Creekside Elem.

​ Thanks to our previous wonderful Grant Makers that have been invaluable in providing free community puppetry programs!  

Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
Strowd Roses Foundation
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