Puppet Jumpstart: Creating Short Performance – Virtual Class taught by Brad Shur
Are you ready to bring your puppet vision to life? This workshop will cover every step of the process, from concept through final performance.
Whether you’re a beginner or just someone ready to take the next step into puppetry, this is the place for you. This workshop will cover every step of the process, from concept through final performance. Participants will receive individualized support and feedback to create a short performance ready for the stage.
Core lessons include multiple approaches to scripting, construction, rehearsal, and revision that will not only get your performance on its feet, but give you the tools to make your next one.
Recommended for adults and teens ages 13+
Thursdays July 20 – Aug 31 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EDT
Tickets are $325; sliding scale $250 & $350
About the Artist:
Puppeteer, puppet builder, and arts educator Brad Shur is the founder and lead artist of Paper Heart Puppets. Brad began performing as a student at the Rhode Island School of Design. While earning a degree in film, he was a regular performer at late night puppet slams and with Big Nazo Puppets. From there, Brad went on to tour nationally with Wood and String Puppet Theatre and Vermont Puppetree. As a freelance puppet builder he created puppets for American Idol, Dolly Parton’s Dollywood amusement park, and for many theater companies.
In 2009, he became the Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace Theater where he served as the lead teaching artist and touring puppeteer for eight years. During that time, Brad developed six original shows and revived several classic shows created by Paul Vincent Davis. In 2017, Brad left Puppet Showplace for Poughkeepsie, NY and founded Paper Heart Puppets, dedicated to sharing and expanding the art of puppetry. He now tours nationally.
Contact the Box Office:
617-731-6400 x 101
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