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When: 04/13/20 - 04/17/20       Time: 2-4 PM

Where: Fairlee Town Hall Auditorium       City: Fairlee, VT

Price: FREE

Description: During spring break 2020, starting April 13, Fairlee Community Arts will offer another 5-day giant-puppet-making workshop in Fairlee Town Hall Auditorium with members of the Puppeteers Cooperative of Boston (https://www.puppetco-op.org), an offshoot of Vermont’s own Bread & Puppet Theater. The five 2-hour daily workshops (2-4 pm) culminate in a free public performance by participants on Friday evening. The workshops are open to all, with an emphasis on area students, teachers, parents, grandparents, and members of amateur theatrical and musical groups. Participants will learn how to create their own larger-than-life puppets and develop a group performance with these characters. The program stimulates participants’ imaginations, develops skills needed to bring a creative vision to life in the form of large imaginary characters, and gives local performers another creative tool with which to delight, inspire, and build audiences. For over thirty years The Puppeteers Cooperative and Lending Library, headquartered in Boston, MA, has led workshops, performances, pageants and parades around the country and served as a resource for the giant-puppet community and people interested in puppetry. Thanks to a generous grant from the Vermont Community Foundation's "Spark!" program, this year’s workshops will be expanded with additional instructors and able to accept more registrants. Best of all, participation will be FREE. For more information and to register, see www.fairleearts.org. The Vermont Community Foundation’s Spark! Connecting Community grant program puts building and nurturing community front and center. It supports good work happening throughout Vermont’s 251 towns to build social capital. These grants—where a small amount can make a big difference—are intended to light the spark that keeps Vermonters healthy and happy. FCA is honored to have been a recipient of this program.

Contact Name: Miranda Clemson

Phone: 802-331-0997       Email: contact@fairleearts.org

Related Link: https://www.fairleearts.org/event/puppeteers-cooperative/

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