Puppetry and Teens
Teenagers and youths love puppets, as long as you don’t treat the puppets
as toys-but as an art form.
Here are some of the skills and talents required in puppetry art. You can see it is very similar to theater arts.
Script Writing-humor in writing, dialogue, setting, character
Video Production or live production
Computer graphics and editing
Penelope gave a lesson on ventriloquism and the teens became the puppeteers.
Penelope performing the Ravana Ecology Rap for teens.
Teen Puppetry Workshop Puppet Script Writing and Puppet Making
Puppets from some of Penelope’s Puppet Making Workshop.
Penelope began puppet making class with a simple snake puppet. Stay tune for a video of one of the scripts they wrote for their puppets.
Penelope teaches students how to make puppets
from found objects. This was a stiff skeleton,
taken a part it became a dancing dude
and very popular with the students.
My great friend, Ma Ma Naing uses puppets to teacher health issues in villages as well as preserving Myanmar’s traditional arts. She is an educator, writer, offers English speaking classes in her theater in Mandalay for the youths, locates master artist and gives them food and housing in exchange for teaching traditional arts-music, puppetry, puppet making, dance. You can find her on facebook! Look for Ma Ma Naing.
Teens learning traditional puppetry art, Mandalay.
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