New Year, New Skills!

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Learn to sew by sewing your own puppet!

In this two-week course, students will learn a basic hand sewing technique and will create their very own puppet to take home.

Drop-in for one session and make a simple glove puppet. Come for both sessions and design your own puppet from start to finish!

Recommended for ages 9-12

$45 for Two SessionsCreate and sew your own puppet from start to finish.
$25 Drop-in (either session): Learn basic sewing technique by sewing your own glove puppet!

Register Here!

Sunnyside Plays
43-09 48th Ave. Queens, NY

Tuesdays @ 4-5:30pm
January 14 & 21, 2020

Sewing Workshops


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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.

Happy New Year!

#HashtagBlessed!

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We at ShakesBEARS are already feeling #HashtagBlessed in 2020!  It’s all because we are truly grateful to have you as part of our family.

Throughout the past year we have made so many new friends by performing at community events, play spaces, birthday parties, and participating in residencies at local preschools.

We are so excited to continue to grow and meet new communities.  We look forward to sharing our love for puppetry and literature with you and many others in the coming new year.

Happiest New Year to All!

– Christina
Creator of ShakesBEARS

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


Schedule

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!

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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!


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Sunnyside Plays

Tuesday @ 4PM
October 22, 2019

Show + Shadow Puppet Craft


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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.