Different World, Same Tale
Folktales with similar motifs are found throughout the world. This program introduces the art of puppetry and a storytelling performance of a familiar folktale followed by a puppet show based on a cultural variant of that story. Examples are: Little Red Riding Hood (Germany) / Lon Po Po (China), Rumpelstilskin (Europe) / Turtle Knows Your Name (Africa), and Enormous Turnip (Russia) / Billy Goat in the Chili Patch (Mexico). Stories are coordinated with teachers in advance. Performance can be held in a library or a large classroom, but not in gymnasiums or multipurpose rooms. Audience size limited: two classes or 60 students.
Appropriate for ages: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Once Upon A Puppet is the combined duo of Amy Woolf and Pamela Lamont. Amy Woolf has a master’s degree in library science, and teaches workshops on storytelling and puppetry. Pamela Lamont has been an Arts Partners artist for more than a decade providing visual art, theatre and movement workshops. See their individual listings for details.
K. Ely, K-1st grade, Cleveland Elementary, Wichita