3 Weeks of Workshops!

We’re coming to ACD Playspace this November for three weeks of puppetry workshops!

Each Saturday, we’ll see a Shakespeare-inspired puppet show and learn about puppetry with a craft!

ACD Play Space
31-24 38th St., Astoria, NY

Saturdays @ 12pm
Nov. 9, 16, & 30

Show + Craft


Week 1, Nov. 9: Storytelling and Crafting
The first puppet show is called “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” It involves magic that the children will need to help with! The children will craft their very own magic fairy puppets and use them throughout the show to help cast magic spells.

Week 2, Nov. 16: Puppets in Performance
This week the ShakesBEARS puppets will perform “Much Ado About Nothing,” and the children will craft their own paper hand puppets. We will explore how to use a puppet stage to create puppet theater. The children can create their own shows with their new puppets!

Week 3, Nov. 30: Up-cycled Object puppets
In the last week we’ll explore object puppetry. After a puppet version of “Love’s Labors Lost,” we’ll play with some everyday objects to see how they can express feeling and character. To finish, everyone will build their own fish puppet out of paper rolls for a “school of fish” puppet parade!

World Premiere!


ShakesBEARS: “Macbeth”

Just in time for Halloween!

Join us for a zany and interactive retelling of Shakespeare’s spookiest play.
Ambition, fate, blood, and a fighting forest—our puppet version has it all.

Trust us, you’ve never seen Macbeth like this before…

After the show we’ll make Spooky Shadow Puppets!


Sunnyside Plays

Tuesday @ 4PM
October 22, 2019

Show + Shadow Puppet Craft


About the Venue:

Sunnyside Plays provides a safe, stimulating and caring environment for families with an indoor playground, café and event space. Situated at the intersection of Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City we act as a community hub and venue for parties, performances, meet-ups and events for all ages.