Anansi Goes to Potomac

These are some photos from our performance of Anansi’s Appetite at the Potomac Library in Maryland on January 19, 2013. As you can see, we had a great time!

Anansi leaves spider webs of yarn with audience members playing the different animals

Anansi leaves spider webs of yarn with audience members playing the different animals.

Genna Davidson playing Turtle in the story 'Anansi Goes Fishing.'

Genna Davidson playing the hand puppet character Turtle in the story ‘Anansi Goes Fishing.’

Anansi (performed by Cecilia Cackley) tries to trick Turtle into catching fish for him.

Anansi (performed by Cecilia Cackley) tries to trick Turtle into catching fish for him.

Genna performs Granny Annika in the story 'Anansi and the Dancing Granny.'

Genna Davidson performs Granny Annika in the story ‘Anansi and the Dancing Granny.’

Granny dances away from Anansi, who is singing from up above.

Granny dances away from Anansi, who is singing from up above.

Children at the show try out the puppets for themselves after the performance.

Children at the show try out the puppets for themselves after the performance.

New Education Page!

This is just a quick update to say that our Education Page has gotten a makeover! Now we have more information about the workshops that we offer, as well as photos of past workshops and puppets that the students made. Go take a look and admire the fantastic creativity of these kids! If you know a school looking for a unique arts event to offer, send them our way!

Workshop 6

Building Kismet #3

Genna and I experimented with adding controls to some old characters last week, including Swirl Dancer, here:

Genna operating Swirl Dancer.

Genna operating Swirl Dancer.

We also created Mophead, a friend for Kismet, who is made of odd plastic pieces and fabric scraps:

He's a colorful character.

He’s a colorful character.

Kismet and Mophead

Kismet and Mophead

Crazy Hair and Snakes

Some photos of puppets created by students at Friends Community School in College Park, Maryland:

There were no socks, so this student created the same shape with folded fabric and gave him a jingle bell hat!

There were no socks, so this student created the same shape with folded fabric and gave him a jingle bell hat!

Crazy hair added to a cork with electrical wire legs makes a fun character.

Crazy hair added to a cork with electrical wire legs makes a fun character.

This student gave her marionette VERY long strings so her tall father could hold it!

This student gave her marionette VERY long strings so her tall father could hold it!