Puppeteers Cooperative

April 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fairlee Town Hall

The show will go on!!

We are working out a plan to have this workshop take place “virtually”.

We envision sending printable instructions on how to make the puppets/costumes, accompanied by video chat meetings with Sara and her assistant. Construction can be done with materials that can be found around the house and we’ll also cover some ways of substituting materials and improvising.

After a week of working on the puppets at home with regular check-ins via Google Hangouts or Zoom we’ll ask participants to upload a short video or audio clip to certain specifications – we’ll give you a line to say or a physical bit to do or music to sing–  use a phone or tablet for the video and audio.

The video and audio will be stitched together into a presentation. We envision participation not only locally but from anyone, anywhere. Many puppeteers, poets and musicians, are staying at home and may participate.

How to participate:

Register for the workshop! This will give us an email mail list that we can use to send out puppet plans, links, places to upload the video clips etc.

The workshop will go on!

Sara Peattie of Boston’s Puppeteers Cooperative brings her special magic to a weeklong workshop culminating in a Pageant with the theme: “Waking Up the Earth” onstage at Fairlee Town Hall Theater on Friday evening. Sara will be assisted by Ed Williams, Executive Director of Creating-It-Through Productions, a theater arts training program based in Boston.

Create masks, giant puppets and wearable creatures from simple everyday materials at daily afternoon sessions (3-5pm), and use them in a performance Friday evening at 6pm. Each person will create a personal mask or puppet and assist in constructing several larger than life-sized puppets.

Sara Peattie began her career in theater and giant puppet-making with the Bread and Puppet Theater, now of Glover, VT. Soon she formed her own company and for over 30 years Puppeteers Cooperative and Lending Library has been based in the basement of Emmanuel Church on Newbury St. in Boston, Mass.

Sara Peattie has led workshops, pageants and parades all over the US. She leads a two-week workshop for the Governor’s Council for the Arts in Castleton, VT every summer, culminating in a parade on the fourth of July. Her section of Boston’s First Night parade: puppets, banners and giant brightly colored, illuminated creatures is always a notable feature.

Ages 8 and up

Puppeteers Cooperative website

The Puppet Free Library – from the Boston Globe


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