CREATIVE TOOLKIT

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Behind the Puppets
In this new online series, Little Angel’s very own Little Angel puppet will meet and interview some of the talented puppet designers we work with, finding out more about their experiences of puppetry design and why they love working in the field. Each designer will also bring along an easy puppet make that children can follow along at home.

In this video, Angel meets puppet designer Maia Kirkman-Richards, whose
work for Little Angel Theatre includes The Slightly Annoying Elephant and The
Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat.

Watch the trailer for The Slightly Annoying Elephant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDjsGEYQmZk

Watch the trailer for The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W47GBp1tFi4

Find out more about Maia and her work here: https://www.puppetsbymaia.com

Have a go at making Maia's living glove puppet: https://littleangeltheatre.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Maia-Kirkman-Richards-living-glove-puppet-activity-sheet.pdf

We are offering these interviews and craft activities for free, but if you’re able to make a donation it would be much appreciated: https://littleangeltheatre.com/support-us/donate/

Credits:

Puppetry performed by Lori Hopkins
Film by Isaac Madge
Little Angel puppet designed and made by Lyndie Wright
Animation by Will Powers
Music composed by Dominic Sales
Series produced by Miranda Pitcher

For more activity ideas, visit: https://littleangeltheatre.com/online-shows-and-activities/make/

In this new online series, Little Angel’s very own Little Angel puppet will meet and interview some of the talented puppet designers we work with, finding out more about their experiences of puppetry design and why they love working in the field. Each designer will also bring along an easy puppet make that children can follow along at home.

In this video, Angel meets puppet designer Maia Kirkman-Richards, whose
work for Little Angel Theatre includes The Slightly Annoying Elephant and The
Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat.

Watch the trailer for The Slightly Annoying Elephant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDjsGEYQmZk

Watch the trailer for The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W47GBp1tFi4

Find out more about Maia and her work here: https://www.puppetsbymaia.com

Have a go at making Maia's living glove puppet: https://littleangeltheatre.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Maia-Kirkman-Richards-living-glove-puppet-activity-sheet.pdf

We are offering these interviews and craft activities for free, but if you’re able to make a donation it would be much appreciated: https://littleangeltheatre.com/support-us/donate/

Credits:

Puppetry performed by Lori Hopkins
Film by Isaac Madge
Little Angel puppet designed and made by Lyndie Wright
Animation by Will Powers
Music composed by Dominic Sales
Series produced by Miranda Pitcher

For more activity ideas, visit: https://littleangeltheatre.com/online-shows-and-activities/make/

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People Behind the Puppets | Maia Kirkman-Richards | Little Angel Theatre

Chicago Theatre – Fun
Learn more about BOING! 2020 → https://bit.ly/BOING2020
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Do you have a creative take on the meaning of BOING!?
We're looking for short videos of things going BOING! Leap off a trampoline, bounce a ball, capture some eye-popping surprise, or create a loop of your Grandma dancing the floss. Be safe, but be creative! Ask your children, see what they come up with, and send us the result. 

Instructions:
- Upload a 5-15 sec video clip, a series of photos, or drawings of your BOING!  and send via Google Drive, Dropbox, We Transfer, or email. 
- Landscape / horizontal format, please. 
- Original content only. 
- Be creative. Use your imagination. Don’t think too hard. Just have fun. Use anything at your disposal. Just don’t hurt or break anything or anyone.

Please submit all content by Friday, June 12 by emailing  ekron@chicagochildrenstheatre.org! 
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ABOUT BOING! 2020
We’re partnering with theatre artists and musicians all over the country to bring you a FREE one-of-a-kind line-up of music, interactive performances, games, puppetry, and more! 

Learn epic dance moves, meet special guests, solve a mysterious puzzle, draw a brilliant masterpiece, sing the world’s longest birthday song for all of those who have celebrated their big day sheltering-in-place, and fun for the whole family! 

Headlining this Saturday Morning Must-See TV webcast is the world debut of Chicago Children’s Theatre’s newest virtual puppet show, Doll Face Has a Party!, directed by Brian Selznick, writer and illustrator of “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” and “The Houdini Box,” and the illustrator of the 20th anniversary “Harry Potter” box set. 

CCT’s new virtual puppet version of “Doll Face Has a Party!” is based on the picture book written by Pam Conrad and illustrated by Selznick. It is designed and performed by Chicago theater artists Will Bishop and Grace Needlman, features music by Tuba Skinny and voice talent by James Lecesne.

Event proceeds will benefit The Red Kite Project, Chicago’s original (and internationally-known) theatrical and educational experiences for youth on the autism spectrum. Each year, Red Kite serves hundreds of children through classes, camps, productions, and school residencies, providing financial aid to over 50% of participants. Pivoting quickly when quarantine began, Red Kite transitioned online with Fly@Home programming, continuing to serve our community through live classes via Zoom, and pre-recorded content.

We hope you will join us on June 20!
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Stay connected with us! 
CCT YouTube: https://youtube.com/ChicagoChildTheatre
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoChild...
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chichildtheatre
Instagram: https://instagram.com/chichildtheatre
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/chichildthe...

Learn more about BOING! 2020 → https://bit.ly/BOING2020
– 
Do you have a creative take on the meaning of BOING!?
We're looking for short videos of things going BOING! Leap off a trampoline, bounce a ball, capture some eye-popping surprise, or create a loop of your Grandma dancing the floss. Be safe, but be creative! Ask your children, see what they come up with, and send us the result.

Instructions:
- Upload a 5-15 sec video clip, a series of photos, or drawings of your BOING! and send via Google Drive, Dropbox, We Transfer, or email.
- Landscape / horizontal format, please.
- Original content only.
- Be creative. Use your imagination. Don’t think too hard. Just have fun. Use anything at your disposal. Just don’t hurt or break anything or anyone.

Please submit all content by Friday, June 12 by emailing ekron@chicagochildrenstheatre.org!
– 
ABOUT BOING! 2020
We’re partnering with theatre artists and musicians all over the country to bring you a FREE one-of-a-kind line-up of music, interactive performances, games, puppetry, and more!

Learn epic dance moves, meet special guests, solve a mysterious puzzle, draw a brilliant masterpiece, sing the world’s longest birthday song for all of those who have celebrated their big day sheltering-in-place, and fun for the whole family!

Headlining this Saturday Morning Must-See TV webcast is the world debut of Chicago Children’s Theatre’s newest virtual puppet show, Doll Face Has a Party!, directed by Brian Selznick, writer and illustrator of “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” and “The Houdini Box,” and the illustrator of the 20th anniversary “Harry Potter” box set.

CCT’s new virtual puppet version of “Doll Face Has a Party!” is based on the picture book written by Pam Conrad and illustrated by Selznick. It is designed and performed by Chicago theater artists Will Bishop and Grace Needlman, features music by Tuba Skinny and voice talent by James Lecesne.

Event proceeds will benefit The Red Kite Project, Chicago’s original (and internationally-known) theatrical and educational experiences for youth on the autism spectrum. Each year, Red Kite serves hundreds of children through classes, camps, productions, and school residencies, providing financial aid to over 50% of participants. Pivoting quickly when quarantine began, Red Kite transitioned online with Fly@Home programming, continuing to serve our community through live classes via Zoom, and pre-recorded content.

We hope you will join us on June 20!
– 
Stay connected with us!
CCT YouTube: https://youtube.com/ChicagoChildTheatre
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoChild...
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chichildtheatre
Instagram: https://instagram.com/chichildtheatre
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/chichildthe...

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