Little Puppet Studio 
~ in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and bordering regions ~

Little Puppet Studio is supported by a grant from the Martha Boschen Porter Fund, a Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Classrooms

 A field trip that comes to you 

School programs are a comprehensive arts and social experience brought to your students. Teachers find puppetry to be a powerful tool for addressing topics such as bullying or for inspiring inter-cultural tolerance. Puppetry provides a safe vehicle for role-playing sensitive topics. Not requiring memorization, the process is socially equalizing for students of differing abilities.

Educator Designed

Teachers are invited to enter their classes into our story writing contests. Fourth graders and up are invited to write and submit a story, together as a class or individually. The theme can be a fairy tale or content out of your curricular or social skills material. The winning story is adapted by us for a puppet show, and the winning class produces the performance for their schoolmates. 

Young Writers Contests

Our Hands-on History programs bring a historical period to life through the vehicle of puppetry and fiber arts. Teachers choose an aspect of historical significance related to their curriculum and we create a program to support your educational goals. This includes hands-on exploration of period fiber processing tools. Students especially love the opportunity to treadle the spinning wheel!

Hands-on History

We

  • Determine together the dates and duration of your program 

  • Work with you to choose the curricular theme and story for your program

  • Email a PDF flyer and social media materials to announce your performance time

  • Arrive on puppetry day with everything we need in tow

  • Run a program your students will longer remember

  • Bring everything with us and take it home afterwards
     

You

  • Envision an unforgettable event!

  • Peruse Meet the Marionettes and the Gallery of Shows for inspiration

  • Send in deposit and receive contract and invitations to send out

  • Designate our performance place ~ an open floor space is best

  • Enjoy the show!

Add-Ons

  • Custom written play or new marionettes added to our fleet that are crafted specifically for your event

  • Large class: Assistant fee required

  • We are glad to travel a long distance to come to you: Travel arrangements are determined together.