PuppetART just launched its 19th season in the heart of Downtown Detroit, where they have provided a unique venue for children’s entertainment and education, PuppetART Theatre.
In October, PuppetART presents its fantastic Firebird. In November comes Turtle Island, based on Native American folklore about man’s place in the natural world. In December and January they will present the fan favorite Snow Queen, based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson. Finishing the 2016-2017 Fall-Winter season is Oh, Ananse! in February, inspired by West African Lore about Ananse earning the right to tell stories to the world.
In addition to their wonderful family performances, we also provide field trips and tours for schools and groups throughout Southeastern Michigan. These events include workshops and lessons on the history of puppetry through their studio and museum which features a collection of international puppets—from Sicilian knights to Indonesian shadow puppets—and puppets relevant to the history of puppetry here in Southeastern Michigan—including Ed Johnson’s wonderful dragon, Applesauce.
Check out PuppetART in October’s Hour magazine article, The World on a String by Lexi Trimpe, with photographs by Jesse David Green. You’ll discover why PuppetART doesn’t just tell stories, the institution has played a central role in the cultural and economic revitalization of downtown Detroit.