Shadow Puppetry with J Hann

Fri, Dec 15, 2023

Explore the art of shadow puppetry in a hands-on workshop inspired by the exhibition Shary Boyle: Outside the Palace of Me. Participants will use heavy cardstock paper and acetate to design and craft their own shadow puppets with a simple moving mechanism. The puppets will be illuminated on an overhead projector, giving everyone the opportunity to experiment with the art form’s magical effects with shadow and light.

This workshop is for ages eight and up.  


J Hann is a New York City-based puppeteer and fiber artist who uses wool, fabric, yarn, and paper to create weird and whimsical puppet characters for the stage and screen. They are a three-time participant of the Eugene O'Neill Puppetry Conference, a Catapult Artist with the 2017 Chicago International Puppet Theatre Festival and have participated twice (2019/2021) as a resident artist with the Object Movement Festival. J has puppeteered in Italy, Greece, Serbia, Hong Kong, nationally, and in various venues across New York City.

Please review our health and safety protocols before you arrive. MAD strongly recommends all visitors six months and older are vaccinated against Covid-19 and visitors ages two and up wear face coverings, even if vaccinated. Thank you for your cooperation.

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