Black Cherry Puppet Theater
Baltimore's venerable Black Cherry Puppet Theater performs before thousands each year across the Mid Atlantic Region. Now in its 27th year, the company pursues three goals: to excel at the art of the puppet, to make puppetry's unique cultural tradition accessible to the widest audience possible, and to use puppet performance as an educational tool for young people. Black Cherry was awarded MSAC's Cherry Adler Award for Excellence in Children's Theater in 2002 and 2007 in recognition of its commitment to education and community arts.
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Residency Info Residency DescriptionThe Engineering of a Puppet Show is an intense curriculum based program linking the design, construction and presentation of puppet shows to art, research, planning, presentation, and writing skills. It applies an engineer's methods of goal setting, time management, and teamwork to the creative process. Students make puppets, sets, props, and stages from simple materials and perform stories based on scripts written in the classroom. Many curriculum outcomes and indicators for Social Studies, Reading, Writing/Language Usage, and the Arts are achieved in accessible cultural and social contexts. Teacher Training or Workshops Provided
Hands on arts integration workshops exploring strategies for implementing Maryland State Department of Education Performance Outcomes and Indicators in the classroom through making and performing with puppets. Company artists also do short in service programs on making and using papier mache in the classroom.
Reference Name: Morag Bradford Title: Art Teacher Phone: (410)396-0632 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Residency Location: Harlem Park Elementary School Materials Needed
Materials are provided by Black Cherry Puppet Theater and are incorporated in the residency cost.
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Which regions can you stay overnight?: Eastern Shore Central MD Greater Washington Southern MD Western MD Travel Requirements: Residency needs: Materials are provided by Black Cherry Puppet Theater and are incorporated in the residency cost. Need large space with tables and access to a sink.
Booking Contact Info Booking Contact NameMichael T. Lamason Contact OrganizationBlack Cherry Puppet Theater Address
1115 Hollins Street
Baltimore , Maryland 21223-2555