Courthouse Puppet Club
The Salem Courthouse Community Center in Salem, N.Y. is offering a wonderful opportunity for home-schooled children between the ages of 7 and 12. The CCC is starting the Homeschool Puppet Club, which will meet on Tuesday mornings from 10:45 to 11:45, starting on October 8, and will run until December 3.
Students will learn to manipulate puppets, make a sound track and work on scenery. There will be three plays, from which the participants will select one, and stage a performance in December. Courthouse volunteers are building a puppet theater that will be part of this exciting new program. Participants will learn all aspects of puppetry and performance, and will audition for speaking parts. Non-speaking parts will also be integral to the presentation, assisting with scenery and sound. Instructor Debi Craig has over 30 years of experience in running puppet clubs. She is a retired educator from the Saratoga Springs City School District, but still maintains her involvement with the puppet club she started there. Debi is a local resident, and looks forward to creating the same magic in Salem that she produced in Saratoga. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the CCC at 518-854-7053.