Our Studio Players productions are collaborative theatre arts projects shared with our entire community. In Studio Players, students explore and develop their skills in the wide scope of the dramatic arts. They perform original and adapted works.
The writing of an original play is an opportunity for the Middle School students to explore issues of maturing in adolescence, and their experiences in the world. From writing, acting and singing, to designing and producing, the students integrate the sophisticated ideas into a story for all ages.
Students are introduced to the art of puppetry as a form of story telling and learn about shadow puppets, hand puppets, rod puppets, and marionettes. They work in small groups to adapt or write a story into a script, design their backdrop and puppets, and choreograph staging to bring the tale to life.
Take a look at this year's puppet show, Winter Tales:
Three puppet shows adapted from winter stories, including The Winter Picnic, a beloved picture book written by our co-founder, Robert Welber.