Thanks so much to everyone who applied to do a workshop; we wish we could have picked every workshop offered! We had to balance topics and consider available venues and times. We ended up with a great selection covering construction, performance, and business topics. Friday is our main workshop day with four workshop time slots (four choices per time slot). Here’s the full schedule:

Most workshops will either be held in one of 2 halls in the lower level of the United Methodist Church (about 2 blocks from the puppetry center) or in the 2 classrooms contained in the Regional Learning Center located on the main street (2 doors down from the New Strand Theatre)

Thursday, 3:30-5:00: Pre-festival Workshop (for West Liberty residents and early registrants; continued Friday)  Shadow Puppet Conspiracy (with overhead projectors): Kat Pleviak/Public Library

 Workshops Slot 1: 8:30–9:45 am:

Directing Part 1: Lisa Sturz/Classroom

Puppets for Library Storytime: Susan Fulcher/Church Hall

Quick Backdrops: Brian Henning/ Classroom

10 am Kaytek the Wizard (performance at New Strand Theatre)

Workshops Slot 2: 11:10-12:25 pm:

Fever River Puppets performance workshop: Scribble/Church Hall

Directing Part 2: Lisa Sturz/Classroom

Parade Puppet Construction 1: Karen Konnerth/ Church Hall

Puppets From Recycled Materials: Tina Nehrling/ Classroom

1:15 PM:Cellula (performance at High School Auditorium)

Workshops Slot 3: 2:15-3:30 pm:

Writing a Group Script: Lauren Haldeman/Church Hall

Well-dressed Puppet 1: Bob Graff/Classroom

Parade Puppet Construction 2: Karen Konnerth /Church Hall

Puppetry Business Skills: Kathleen Conroy/Classroom

Workshops Slot 4: 3:45-5:00 pm

Fabric Sculpture Characters: Kevin Pittman/Church Hall

Turkish Shadow Puppet History and Demo: Ayhan Hulagu/Church Hall

Inflatable stages demo: Miss Pussycat/Classroom

Well-dressed Puppet 2: Bob Graff/Classroom

Shadow Puppet Conspiracy 2: Kat Pleviak/Public Library

Sat Morning: 8:30-9:30

Portable Puppet Stage: Karen Konnerth/ Church Hall