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Free Columbia Shadow Theater Workshop for Children


Continuing the tradition of shadow theater in Philmont, NY, Free Columbia, the Philmont Community Center, and the Philmont Public Library are collaborating to offer a workshop for children and students of shadow theater. Working on two separate stories, groups will be divided by age and ability. Everyone will work together to write the script, make the shadow puppets, work on scenery, music and sound effects, and practice and perform the play. The older group will also incorporate a crankie, or “moving panorama,” into their work. On October 30, in the duskiness of an autumn evening, we will have a public performance at the Philmont Public Library. All skill levels are invited to participate. Rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 11, and continue weekly on Wednesdays until October 23. 3:30-5:00 pm for 7-12 year olds (traditional shadow theater) 6:00-7:30 pm for 13 year olds and up (we’ll be making a crankie) All rehearsals will be at: The Philmont Community Center 14 Lake Drive Philmont, NY 12565 The performances will be at: The Philmont Public Library 101 Main Street Philmont, NY 12565 You must pre-register for this workshop. Please contact Susannah White, 716-464-0931, carapacefarm@gmail.com for more information or to receive a registration form.

Earlier Event: August 14
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Later Event: October 11
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