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Summer Camp - Shadow Puppetry

image credit: Liza Harbison

image credit: Liza Harbison

This camp will give participants the chance to make their own shadow puppets and collaborate on an original shadow puppet play. We'll learn a little about the history of shadow puppetry and look at examples from around the world, then experiment with creating silhouettes, cutouts and colors from cardboard and plastic. Our goal for the week will be to write, construct and perform an original show for family and friends.

Ages 7-13 // August 5-9 // 9am-noon // $160 (includes all materials)
Students may bring lunch and combine morning and afternoon camps for a full day, 9-4pm.
Scholarships available — email
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Cecilia Cackley is a puppeteer, playwright and educator based in Washington DC. She is the artistic director of the puppet collective Wit's End Puppets, and her family plays have been produced by GALA Hispanic Theatre. A former third-grade teacher, she has taught arts residencies for Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Young Playwright's Theater, Imagination Stage and Ford's Theater. For more information visit

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