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PUPPET-PALOOZA!

Nov 10-Dec 8, 2020

Adults 18+

Looking for a crash course in fun...with puppets? Join master puppeteer and NCTC veteran actor Chris Morrell for this playful and informative workshop. Experiment with techniques to make your own *puppet creations come to life, including movement, breathe and focus. Create a signature voice and personality for your puppet and improvise short skits with other puppets. Let your inner child come out and play in a whole new way!

 

*The use of actual puppets is encouraged but not required. Socks and found objects can work well, too.

 

Dates: 11/10-12/8 (4 class sessions, no class 11/24)

 

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:15pm (75 minutes)

 

Instructor: Chris Morrell

 

Fee: $100

 

TEACHING ARTIST BIO

Chris began learning puppetry in 2012 and has been teaching groups and classes for the past 5 years. On-stage performances include “Rights of Passage” and four annual productions of “Avenue Q” at NCTC, for which he won Outstanding Performance for a Featured Actor in a Musical at the TBA Awards in 2015. For two seasons, Chris was also one of three puppeteers working on SF Opera’s “puppeteaser” video series. While sometimes teaching classes for private clients like Google, Chris has also trained company members for several theatrical companies, including Killing My Lobster’s “Puppetry of the Lobster” and several subsequent productions of “Avenue Q”, which he also Assistant Directed for NCTC’s 2018/19 season.

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