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(DALLAS, TX) – Master Puppeteers Sally Fiorello and Trish Long of Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) are not sitting idle during this stay-at-home time – they are doing what they do best – creating and performing with puppets! 

This video features Trish Long and Milo the Mouse (puppeteer: Sally Fiorello) as they make cat and fox puppets out of common household materials, including construction paper and toilet paper tubes. Families at home can print or copy their templates, as well as view a list of materials here.

As longtime members of Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts troupe AND full-time members of the DCT staff, Sally and Trish wanted to share with families the ways their initial creativity was sparked in the early years. 

According to Sally, who has been professionally involved in the arts for over 50 years, "From a very early age, I was so lucky to get to do art projects and make up stories with my mom. And whether we were drawing, sculpting, writing little songs or plays and then performing them with my friends, those special times were some of the most enjoyable and inspirational moments of my young life." They sparked my imagination and opened up my world to all kinds of fantastic possibilities.” 

Trish agrees that it is important for young people to get away from the screens sometime and just imagine.  She said, "Now, more than ever, screens are our main source of entertainment. They are vital to our learning and keeping in touch with the world. But human beings, by nature, require more than virtual experiences to flourish and be healthy. We all, especially children, really need hands-on, in-person experiences and time to use the very thing that will give us the most joy, the most innovative thoughts and the most freedom – our own wonderful and infinite imaginations.” She goes on to say, “Once you watch our Mouse Calls video, which Sally and I had great fun imagining and producing, we hope that you will put aside your screens and use Milo’s little art project as a springboard to have some fun with your family and to launch your own imaginations.”

Sally Fiorello designed and created Milo in the spirit of the many puppets they have used in professional shows for years.  "I actually made Milo for DCT’s two previous productions of GOODNIGHT MOON. He was a very one-dimensional character in that show, but I thought it would be fun to create a spirited backstory and personality for him that kids and their parents could gradually learn about over time. He just grew out of my imagination. Milo is very charming and positive, and Trish and I both think he will be the perfect character to virtually visit kids in their homes and introduce them to all kinds of fun and imaginative ways to spend their time.”

But who is Milo? He is a puppet with a surprisingly complex biography. Born backstage at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the famed West End of London, Milo started acting at a very early age. Performing in intimate venues throughout the UK, he became known as a versatile thespian who could take on any role. His big break came when he was accepted to the British American Drama Academy, the first mouse to ever achieve that honor. Upon graduation, Milo launched a successful international career, performing in theaters from Australia to the US. Dallas audiences will remember him as the large, excitable rodent in DCT’s two productions of GOODNIGHT MOON. Nowadays, he occasionally takes on an acting role, but Milo most enjoys making “Mouse Calls” on all of his friends.

While so many are stuck inside, Milo views it as his mission to bring smiles and creative inspiration to all.  Fans can look forward to a series of visits from the wonderful Milo the Mouse!

About Dallas Children’s Theater 
Dallas Children’s Theater features professional actors performing for an annual audience of 250,000 young people and their families through mainstage productions (9 in the 2019-2020 season), a national -touring company, and an arts-in-education program. As the only major organization in Dallas focusing solely on youth and family theater, DCT builds bridges of understanding between generations and cultures, instilling an early appreciation of literature, art, and the performing arts in tomorrow’s artists and patrons.

(DALLAS, TX) – Master Puppeteers Sally Fiorello and Trish Long of Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) are not sitting idle during this stay-at-home time – they are doing what they do best – creating and performing with puppets!

This video features Trish Long and Milo the Mouse (puppeteer: Sally Fiorello) as they make cat and fox puppets out of common household materials, including construction paper and toilet paper tubes. Families at home can print or copy their templates, as well as view a list of materials here.

As longtime members of Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts troupe AND full-time members of the DCT staff, Sally and Trish wanted to share with families the ways their initial creativity was sparked in the early years.

According to Sally, who has been professionally involved in the arts for over 50 years, "From a very early age, I was so lucky to get to do art projects and make up stories with my mom. And whether we were drawing, sculpting, writing little songs or plays and then performing them with my friends, those special times were some of the most enjoyable and inspirational moments of my young life." They sparked my imagination and opened up my world to all kinds of fantastic possibilities.”

Trish agrees that it is important for young people to get away from the screens sometime and just imagine. She said, "Now, more than ever, screens are our main source of entertainment. They are vital to our learning and keeping in touch with the world. But human beings, by nature, require more than virtual experiences to flourish and be healthy. We all, especially children, really need hands-on, in-person experiences and time to use the very thing that will give us the most joy, the most innovative thoughts and the most freedom – our own wonderful and infinite imaginations.” She goes on to say, “Once you watch our Mouse Calls video, which Sally and I had great fun imagining and producing, we hope that you will put aside your screens and use Milo’s little art project as a springboard to have some fun with your family and to launch your own imaginations.”

Sally Fiorello designed and created Milo in the spirit of the many puppets they have used in professional shows for years. "I actually made Milo for DCT’s two previous productions of GOODNIGHT MOON. He was a very one-dimensional character in that show, but I thought it would be fun to create a spirited backstory and personality for him that kids and their parents could gradually learn about over time. He just grew out of my imagination. Milo is very charming and positive, and Trish and I both think he will be the perfect character to virtually visit kids in their homes and introduce them to all kinds of fun and imaginative ways to spend their time.”

But who is Milo? He is a puppet with a surprisingly complex biography. Born backstage at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the famed West End of London, Milo started acting at a very early age. Performing in intimate venues throughout the UK, he became known as a versatile thespian who could take on any role. His big break came when he was accepted to the British American Drama Academy, the first mouse to ever achieve that honor. Upon graduation, Milo launched a successful international career, performing in theaters from Australia to the US. Dallas audiences will remember him as the large, excitable rodent in DCT’s two productions of GOODNIGHT MOON. Nowadays, he occasionally takes on an acting role, but Milo most enjoys making “Mouse Calls” on all of his friends.

While so many are stuck inside, Milo views it as his mission to bring smiles and creative inspiration to all. Fans can look forward to a series of visits from the wonderful Milo the Mouse!

About Dallas Children’s Theater
Dallas Children’s Theater features professional actors performing for an annual audience of 250,000 young people and their families through mainstage productions (9 in the 2019-2020 season), a national -touring company, and an arts-in-education program. As the only major organization in Dallas focusing solely on youth and family theater, DCT builds bridges of understanding between generations and cultures, instilling an early appreciation of literature, art, and the performing arts in tomorrow’s artists and patrons.

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Mouse Calls with Milo!

Milo and Miss Trish are mixing up something yummy!
Watch and then make your own. 
Here are the ingredients and supplies you will need.
Peanut butter
Raisins
Cutting board and a butter knife 

Master Puppeteers Sally Fiorello and Trish Long of Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) are not sitting idle during this stay-at-home time – they are doing what they do best – creating and performing with puppets! 
As longtime members of Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts troupe AND full-time members of the DCT staff, Sally and Trish wanted to share with families the ways their initial creativity was sparked in the early years. 

According to Sally, who has been professionally involved in the arts for over 50 years, "From a very early age, I was so lucky to get to do art projects and make up stories with my mom. And whether we were drawing, sculpting, writing little songs or plays and then performing them with my friends, those special times were some of the most enjoyable and inspirational moments of my young life." They sparked my imagination and opened up my world to all kinds of fantastic possibilities.” 

Trish agrees that it is important for young people to get away from the screens sometime and just imagine.  She said, "Now, more than ever, screens are our main source of entertainment. They are vital to our learning and keeping in touch with the world. But human beings, by nature, require more than virtual experiences to flourish and be healthy. We all, especially children, really need hands-on, in-person experiences and time to use the very thing that will give us the most joy, the most innovative thoughts and the most freedom – our own wonderful and infinite imaginations.” She goes on to say, “Once you watch our Mouse Calls video, which Sally and I had great fun imagining and producing, we hope that you will put aside your screens and use Milo’s projects as a springboard to have some fun with your family and to launch your own imaginations.”

Sally Fiorello designed and created Milo in the spirit of the many puppets they have used in professional shows for years.  "I actually made Milo for DCT’s two previous productions of GOODNIGHT MOON. He was a very one-dimensional character in that show, but I thought it would be fun to create a spirited backstory and personality for him that kids and their parents could gradually learn about over time. He just grew out of my imagination. Milo is very charming and positive, and Trish and I both think he will be the perfect character to virtually visit kids in their homes and introduce them to all kinds of fun and imaginative ways to spend their time.”

But who is Milo? He is a puppet with a surprisingly complex biography. Born backstage at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the famed West End of London, Milo started acting at a very early age. Performing in intimate venues throughout the UK, he became known as a versatile thespian who could take on any role. His big break came when he was accepted to the British American Drama Academy, the first mouse to ever achieve that honor. Upon graduation, Milo launched a successful international career, performing in theaters from Australia to the US. Dallas audiences will remember him as the large, excitable rodent in DCT’s two productions of GOODNIGHT MOON. Nowadays, he occasionally takes on an acting role, but Milo most enjoys making “Mouse Calls” on all of his friends.

While so many are stuck inside, Milo views it as his mission to bring smiles and creative inspiration to all.  Fans can look forward to a series of visits from the wonderful Milo the Mouse!

About Dallas Children’s Theater 
Dallas Children’s Theater features professional actors performing for an annual audience of 250,000 young people and their families through mainstage productions (9 in the 2019-2020 season), a national -touring company, and an arts-in-education program. As the only major organization in Dallas focusing solely on youth and family theater, DCT builds bridges of understanding between generations and cultures, instilling an early appreciation of literature, art, and the performing arts in tomorrow’s artists and patrons.

Milo and Miss Trish are mixing up something yummy!
Watch and then make your own.
Here are the ingredients and supplies you will need.
Peanut butter
Raisins
Cutting board and a butter knife

Master Puppeteers Sally Fiorello and Trish Long of Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) are not sitting idle during this stay-at-home time – they are doing what they do best – creating and performing with puppets!
As longtime members of Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts troupe AND full-time members of the DCT staff, Sally and Trish wanted to share with families the ways their initial creativity was sparked in the early years.

According to Sally, who has been professionally involved in the arts for over 50 years, "From a very early age, I was so lucky to get to do art projects and make up stories with my mom. And whether we were drawing, sculpting, writing little songs or plays and then performing them with my friends, those special times were some of the most enjoyable and inspirational moments of my young life." They sparked my imagination and opened up my world to all kinds of fantastic possibilities.”

Trish agrees that it is important for young people to get away from the screens sometime and just imagine. She said, "Now, more than ever, screens are our main source of entertainment. They are vital to our learning and keeping in touch with the world. But human beings, by nature, require more than virtual experiences to flourish and be healthy. We all, especially children, really need hands-on, in-person experiences and time to use the very thing that will give us the most joy, the most innovative thoughts and the most freedom – our own wonderful and infinite imaginations.” She goes on to say, “Once you watch our Mouse Calls video, which Sally and I had great fun imagining and producing, we hope that you will put aside your screens and use Milo’s projects as a springboard to have some fun with your family and to launch your own imaginations.”

Sally Fiorello designed and created Milo in the spirit of the many puppets they have used in professional shows for years. "I actually made Milo for DCT’s two previous productions of GOODNIGHT MOON. He was a very one-dimensional character in that show, but I thought it would be fun to create a spirited backstory and personality for him that kids and their parents could gradually learn about over time. He just grew out of my imagination. Milo is very charming and positive, and Trish and I both think he will be the perfect character to virtually visit kids in their homes and introduce them to all kinds of fun and imaginative ways to spend their time.”

But who is Milo? He is a puppet with a surprisingly complex biography. Born backstage at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the famed West End of London, Milo started acting at a very early age. Performing in intimate venues throughout the UK, he became known as a versatile thespian who could take on any role. His big break came when he was accepted to the British American Drama Academy, the first mouse to ever achieve that honor. Upon graduation, Milo launched a successful international career, performing in theaters from Australia to the US. Dallas audiences will remember him as the large, excitable rodent in DCT’s two productions of GOODNIGHT MOON. Nowadays, he occasionally takes on an acting role, but Milo most enjoys making “Mouse Calls” on all of his friends.

While so many are stuck inside, Milo views it as his mission to bring smiles and creative inspiration to all. Fans can look forward to a series of visits from the wonderful Milo the Mouse!

About Dallas Children’s Theater
Dallas Children’s Theater features professional actors performing for an annual audience of 250,000 young people and their families through mainstage productions (9 in the 2019-2020 season), a national -touring company, and an arts-in-education program. As the only major organization in Dallas focusing solely on youth and family theater, DCT builds bridges of understanding between generations and cultures, instilling an early appreciation of literature, art, and the performing arts in tomorrow’s artists and patrons.

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Mouse Calls with Milo II

Ellie shows you how to make a marionette puppet inspired by 'Pinocchio'.

This is a craft activity you can do at home, for children ages 5-11. 

For this activity you will need: a toilet roll tube, an egg box, glue (pritt stick), bottle caps, string, bamboo skewers or twigs, scissors, a pencil, newspaper, coloured paper (or white paper coloured in or painted), a big needle or other sharp object (and an adult to help you with this!). 

Watch Gilbert Taylor reading 'Pinocchio' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-Ci1VLdaIs

Maybe you could act out your own version of the story?

To download additional resources, visit: https://littleangeltheatre.com/online-shows-and-activities

Donate to Little Angel Theatre: https://littleangeltheatre.com/support-us/donate

Little Angel Theatre is a home for puppetry. Since its doors first opened in 1961 the theatre has been dedicated to creating and sharing inspiring stories. Puppetry is at the heart of this innovative theatre, from igniting the imaginations of the youngest minds to equipping  tomorrow’s puppeteers with the tools they need to succeed. As well as being an internationally recognised theatre with productions touring throughout the UK and across the globe, Little Angel Theatre also has its roots in Islington, and works with its local, diverse community to break down barriers to arts engagement so all can benefit and enjoy this remarkable art form.  

“Little Angel is nothing less than an icon of north London childhood” Time Out, 2016

Ellie shows you how to make a marionette puppet inspired by 'Pinocchio'.

This is a craft activity you can do at home, for children ages 5-11.

For this activity you will need: a toilet roll tube, an egg box, glue (pritt stick), bottle caps, string, bamboo skewers or twigs, scissors, a pencil, newspaper, coloured paper (or white paper coloured in or painted), a big needle or other sharp object (and an adult to help you with this!).

Watch Gilbert Taylor reading 'Pinocchio' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-Ci1VLdaIs

Maybe you could act out your own version of the story?

To download additional resources, visit: https://littleangeltheatre.com/online-shows-and-activities

Donate to Little Angel Theatre: https://littleangeltheatre.com/support-us/donate

Little Angel Theatre is a home for puppetry. Since its doors first opened in 1961 the theatre has been dedicated to creating and sharing inspiring stories. Puppetry is at the heart of this innovative theatre, from igniting the imaginations of the youngest minds to equipping tomorrow’s puppeteers with the tools they need to succeed. As well as being an internationally recognised theatre with productions touring throughout the UK and across the globe, Little Angel Theatre also has its roots in Islington, and works with its local, diverse community to break down barriers to arts engagement so all can benefit and enjoy this remarkable art form.

“Little Angel is nothing less than an icon of north London childhood” Time Out, 2016

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Make a Pinocchio Puppet I Activities for Children

In this video, Jessica shows you how to make paper finger puppets, inspired by the characters of Anne-Lise and Bruno from The Christmas Nisse story. Donate to Little Angel Theatre: http://bit.ly/2Wilwox

For this craft activity, you will need: white card or thick paper, two split pins, scissors, glue, sellotape, colouring pens or pencils.

This is a craft activity you can do at home. You may need an adult to help you with some of the cutting.

Tune in every day from 1-24 December 2020 for a new chapter of The Christmas Nisse Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1KjhRh0F8o&list=PLoj9np3ZxflDJ7BHO4p17A0me85_yyN7N

Find out more about the story: https://littleangeltheatre.com/online-shows-and-activities/watch/the-christmas-nisse/

To download additional resources, visit: https://littleangeltheatre.com/online-shows-and-activities/watch

Donate to Little Angel Theatre: https://littleangeltheatre.com/support-us/donate

Little Angel Theatre is a home for puppetry. Since its doors first opened in 1961 the theatre has been dedicated to creating and sharing inspiring stories. Puppetry is at the heart of this innovative theatre, from igniting the imaginations of the youngest minds to equipping  tomorrow’s puppeteers with the tools they need to succeed. As well as being an internationally recognised theatre with productions touring throughout the UK and across the globe, Little Angel Theatre also has its roots in Islington, and works with its local, diverse community to break down barriers to arts engagement so all can benefit and enjoy this remarkable art form.  

“Little Angel is nothing less than an icon of north London childhood” Time Out, 2016

In this video, Jessica shows you how to make paper finger puppets, inspired by the characters of Anne-Lise and Bruno from The Christmas Nisse story. Donate to Little Angel Theatre: http://bit.ly/2Wilwox

For this craft activity, you will need: white card or thick paper, two split pins, scissors, glue, sellotape, colouring pens or pencils.

This is a craft activity you can do at home. You may need an adult to help you with some of the cutting.

Tune in every day from 1-24 December 2020 for a new chapter of The Christmas Nisse Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1KjhRh0F8o&list=PLoj9np3ZxflDJ7BHO4p17A0me85_yyN7N

Find out more about the story: https://littleangeltheatre.com/online-shows-and-activities/watch/the-christmas-nisse/

To download additional resources, visit: https://littleangeltheatre.com/online-shows-and-activities/watch

Donate to Little Angel Theatre: https://littleangeltheatre.com/support-us/donate

Little Angel Theatre is a home for puppetry. Since its doors first opened in 1961 the theatre has been dedicated to creating and sharing inspiring stories. Puppetry is at the heart of this innovative theatre, from igniting the imaginations of the youngest minds to equipping tomorrow’s puppeteers with the tools they need to succeed. As well as being an internationally recognised theatre with productions touring throughout the UK and across the globe, Little Angel Theatre also has its roots in Islington, and works with its local, diverse community to break down barriers to arts engagement so all can benefit and enjoy this remarkable art form.

“Little Angel is nothing less than an icon of north London childhood” Time Out, 2016

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Make an Anne-Lise Finger Puppet I The Christmas Nisse I Activities for Children

Jess shows you how to create a Tom Thumb Finger Puppet, inspired by the story 'Tom Thumb' read by Ashton Owen. Watch the story here: https://youtu.be/ffoPkv5KbWQ

Music: www.bensound.com

This is a craft activity you can do at home.

For this craft, you will need:
- Plain scrap paper (A5 is plenty)
- Colouring pencils or pens
- Glue stick and optionally Sellotape
- Scissors
- A ruler

Little Angel Theatre is a home for puppetry. Since our doors first opened in 1961 the theatre has been dedicated to creating and sharing inspiring stories. During this period of isolation we are releasing daily online resources to help you keep creative at home, on our YouTube channel and on our website: https://littleangeltheatre.com/online.... 

If you’ve been inspired by this video, you can learn to make your own puppet show at home: https://youtu.be/MT85z5NUbFU

All of our online activities are being made available for free. If you are able to consider making a donation - however small - to help us survive during this challenging time, it would be greatly appreciated: https://littleangeltheatre.com/suppor...

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Jess shows you how to create a Tom Thumb Finger Puppet, inspired by the story 'Tom Thumb' read by Ashton Owen. Watch the story here: https://youtu.be/ffoPkv5KbWQ

Music: www.bensound.com

This is a craft activity you can do at home.

For this craft, you will need:
- Plain scrap paper (A5 is plenty)
- Colouring pencils or pens
- Glue stick and optionally Sellotape
- Scissors
- A ruler

Little Angel Theatre is a home for puppetry. Since our doors first opened in 1961 the theatre has been dedicated to creating and sharing inspiring stories. During this period of isolation we are releasing daily online resources to help you keep creative at home, on our YouTube channel and on our website: https://littleangeltheatre.com/online....

If you’ve been inspired by this video, you can learn to make your own puppet show at home: https://youtu.be/MT85z5NUbFU

All of our online activities are being made available for free. If you are able to consider making a donation - however small - to help us survive during this challenging time, it would be greatly appreciated: https://littleangeltheatre.com/suppor...

Sign up to the Little Angel Theatre newsletter for activities delivered directly to your inbox:
https://littleangeltheatre.com/join-o...
Subscribe to Little Angel Theatre YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/
TheLittleATheatre
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Little Angel Theatre Instagram: https://instagram.com/littleangeltheatre

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