Jeb Wallace-BrodeurStudents at Montpelier's Union Elementary School practice moving their puppets
Puppetry for Kids
Schools and parents can arrange a workshop with Dan Baginski and Barbara Paulson by calling 877-STRING-1. For varying prices, they offer in-school residencies, after-school programs, festival demonstrations, short workshops at their Randolph studio and a "backstage pass" that gives kids an in-depth, behind-the-scenes experience after performances.
As the No Strings Marionette Company, Baginski and Paulson regularly tour New England performing a repertoire of 10 shows, each of which ends with a Q&A session, allowing young audiences a closer look at the puppets and sets. The troupe's next public performance is Wasabi: A Dragon's Tale on June 22, 6:30 p.m., at the Old Town Hall in Brandon.
Visit nostringsvt.com for more information and other upcoming show dates.