Customizable visits from our crafty, creative artists
Looking for a way to entertain and educate children on the arts? What better way than giant puppets and professional artists? Our artists come to your organization for one to three weeks of hands-on arts education.
Integrating the Arts
More than any other single art form, puppet theatre is the crossroads of the arts. Our residencies bring together the excitement of world literature, the beauty of the fine arts, the discipline of the performing arts and the craft of storytelling. Students will learn with a hands-on approach, all with the surprise, joy and fun that come with a Madcap performance.
Structure and Length
The structure of a Madcap residency is flexible to allow for an experience suited to your organization's learning objectives and number of participants. The length of residency will vary from one week to three weeks depending on the number of students.
Content and Objectives
I. Introduction to Puppet Theatre and Storytelling
(Grades K-6. Maximum 400 students for a one-week program)
Students are drawn into the incredible world of puppet theatre and the oral tradition of storytelling and are encouraged to create their own stories. They will participate in a storytelling/performance experience that includes puppet manipulation, drama and movement. If there is time in the schedule, the artist may work with a small core group of students to create an exciting performance for the final assembly!
II. Puppet Construction and Manipulation
This residency is a hands-on approach to puppet building. Depending on the number of classes involved, students may create their own puppets and play with them. If time allows, students may also learn puppet manipulation and vocal techniques. Best of all, at the end of the week, each student will have his/her very own puppet masterpiece to take home!
For more information about residencies, or to reserve a date, please contact Mel.