City Parks Foundation offers a traveling puppet show, CityParks PuppetMobile, the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.
COMING SPRING 2015: TALES OF BRIER RABBIT
Tales of Brier Rabbit
follows the adventures of notorious trickster Brier Rabbit, who is once again up to no good. Deceiving and stealing from his fellow animal friends, Brier Rabbit thinks he's much too clever to ever get caught. However, in this modern adaptation of the American folk tale, Brier Rabbit's pals are on to his tricks, and set out to teach him a lesson he won't soon forget!
Brier Rabbit Schedule
ABOUT THE PUPPETMOBILE
CityParks PuppetMobile, one of the only traveling puppet theaters in the country, brings Swedish Cottage
productions and puppet making workshops to all corners of the city, free of charge.
Traveling the five boroughs in a PuppetMobile equipped with a stage and staff of professional puppeteers, we bring entertainment to 50,000 children and families each year.
Performances are held in parks, playgrounds and recreation centers. Puppet making workshops are offered where children learn about the art of puppetry and create their own puppets.
Each year our puppeteers conduct artist residencies in Parks Department recreation centers, providing a unique arts-in-education experience to children in grades K - 4.
Residencies include professional marionette performances by our puppeteers, as well as daily workshops and comprehensive 10-12 session workshops where puppeteers teach and have direct contact with the children.