2024 Stagecraft: Storytelling Through Puppets

Theatrical Production Design Stagecraft Camps This Summer:
Sewing 101
Storytelling Through Puppets

Build on Your Sewing Skills – Adventures in Patterning
Makeup and Special Effects

This camp is Storytelling Through Puppets… Creating the Puppets to Tell the Stories!
Ever wondered what happens to make all the magic of a set, props, costumes, lighting and sound come to life for a main stage performance? Be it Taylor Swift’s latest World Tour or Ann Arbor’s own YPT, it all starts with a spark of an idea, some inspiration and a creative vision!

Have you ever sat in the audience of a Broadway show or a Disney production and wondered how they made that? Did that? Or thought of that!?!  Come join us for a week of magic making and discover how to bring a theatrical production to life!

Explore the elements of technical theater combined with practical hands-on experience in designing for the stage through these camps.  Work with amazing professionals in each of these niche areas of theater.

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Storytelling Through Puppets

Director: Lyn Marie Neuenfeldt
Lyn Marie Neuenfeldt is a WI native who has spent over 20 years working in the Film and Broadway industry (including: Jim Henson Company, Lion King Tour, Phantom of the Opera Tour, Grease Broadway Tour). She returned to WI in 2011 to pursue her dream of opening her own sculpture studio. In 2014 she began a new adventure collaborating with High School productions around the US to pass on her professional skills and knowledge to a new generation of talented artists and performers. Lyn Marie continues to Travel occasionally as a Film and Broadway Makeup artist, as well as designing, sculpting and illustrating for a variety of Media. She shares a home in the woods of WI with her partner and 2 rambunctious cocker spaniels who are fixtures in her workshop. 

We are lucky to have her here with us teaching a variety of skills including building puppets, character design, making and telling stories through puppets to bring your characters to life on stage, along with an overview of materials and information to use throughout your theatrical journey. 

Camp Dates: July 15-19, 2024
Times: 9:00am-3:00pm
Ages: 6th – 12 Grades
Tuition: $350
Capacity: 16-18 Campers