Summer Acting and Puppetry Workshop at Mattapoisett Library

Mattapoisett Public Library invites you to an Acting and Puppetry Workshop for people 10 years and older. The project will take place during one-hour-long sessions on six consecutive Tuesdays in July and August, partially online (Zoom), partially live (at the library).

            Participants will receive the activity kit with basic materials, the short description of the play, and the outline of the scene the group will be staging. They will build a tabletop puppet character for a play adapted from a story about a fisherman and magic fish. The first sessions via Zoom will provide instructions on building the puppet. Additional instructions will be available at Dream Tale Puppets’ blog, so participants will be able to continue building between the meetings.

            During the third meeting, the ensemble members will start learning how to give life to the character. They will play and improvise the scenes from the play. The session before the last one will be devoted to rehearsing the scenes and preparing for filming. During the last meeting the scenes will be filmed.

            Mattapoisett Public Library is one of five libraries and one art center participating in the project. They will form six groups and each one will be working on developing a part of the play and story. Footage from six video recordings will be edited into a film later available for online viewing.

            Please see the schedule of the Tuesday workshops:

July 6 – 9:30-10:30, Zoom

July 13 – 9:30-10:30, Zoom

July 20 – 9:30-10:30, Zoom

July 27 – 10:00-11:00, Live

August 3 – 9:30-10:30 Zoom

August 10 – 10:00-11:00, Live

            Before signing up at the library, ask your librarian for a short description of the play and the outline of the scene your group will be staging. During registration and before receiving the activity kit with materials, you will be assigned the character you are going to create.

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