Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Oh, trees.........

Hey all! Here are some pictures from the Greenburgh Nature Center show. What a magical place. I mean, what could be better than playing a puppet show about "Trees" under a tent surrounded by trees and chipmunks? The audience at GNC is always really engaged and receptive...it's a joy, I tell ya! Here's some pictures that a very nice audience member shot for me with my phone. :) My favorite moment of the show was donning my flying squirrel costume, jumping up onto a picnic table and singing "We are family...I got all my squirrels with me!"

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


So I am preparing mentally and puppet-ally for two TREE-HUGGING puppet shows coming up-this Sat. July 9 at 10:30 Greenburgh Nature Center and the following Sat. at the Warner Library in Tarrytown-11:30 am.
I am thinking about trees a lot these days (shade, beauty, the seasons, trees from my childhood, fruit, bugs and animals living up there, oxygen and carbon dioxide...), looking at em-lush and fragrant in the summer, having puppets tell me stories about them, designing costumes(costume changes!!!)...I actually have a lot of work to do before this weekend!!!
But what I focus the most on is how to communicate the essence of what this show is about, which is-APPRECIATING AND LOVING TREES.
I am also on a new kick to get more sleep, so I'll sign out to go have some tea.
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peace, love, tree-hugging and using the back of school flyers to make lists,