A: Yes! You can download the package here (pdf). The file includes letters of reference, news clippings, a client list, refererees you can contact and more.
Q: What type of area do you need for your program and how long will it take for you to set up?
A: I will need an area about 6 feet wide by 10 feet long to set up my stage. In most church sanctuaries I can use the platform. My backdrop is adjustable so I can usually make it fit the area quite well. It takes me approximately 20 minutes to set up but I like to arrive 45-60 minutes before the show is scheduled to start in order to be ready on time.
Q: What do we need to provide you with?
A: I will take along my own stage backdrop and performance equipment. I also have my own sound system, it does not require an electrical outlet. I would like to know the approximate number of children which will be at the program so I can be sure to have enough prizes to hand out.
Q: Where should the children sit?
A: In most cases the children can sit on the floor. If you would like to place a couple rows of folding chairs toward the back for adults or older children that is fine. I will use removable painter's tape to mark a line for the children to sit behind if that is necessary. In church sanctuaries the children can sit in the sanctuary seating.
Q: Will you mail us a contract or an invoice?
A: I will mail out an invoice/contract which lists the program fee as well as any extra fees for crafts. I do not need payment before the day of the program, just give me the payment when I arrive.
Q: What do you charge?
A: If you contact me I will discuss the pricing for programs. I have a separate fee for 20-30 minute and 35-45 minute shows. There is no additional mileage or lodging fee. If I have more than one show in any given location, I will give each library a $25.00 discount.
Q: Will you do programs for nursing homes, retirement homes or senior citizens?
A: Most of my programming is directed towards children, but I will do programs for nursing homes and retirement homes. I do suggest that the facility invite a group of children to come for the program. Most schools or day care facilities will welcome a chance for a free field trip! Residents usually enjoy the program more when they see children enjoying themselves as well.
Q: Will you do special programs for other groups?
A: Yes. I am happy to work with your organization to create a program which will address specific needs of the children you work with. I have worked with my local hospice organization to present a program for the children attending Grief Camp. The use of puppets can often provide a safe and friendly environment for everyone to express their feelings and deal with grief and loss.
Q: What is your policy on privacy?
A: I collect basic information from you if you contact me about a booking. This information includes, but is not limited to: name, phone number, email address, fax number, cell phone number, street address, and payment information. I will not sell or trade any data I collect from you to a third party. When using my website other third-party services, like website statistics trackers, may collect information about your visit by using 'cookies', or stored bites of information. Cookies can be turned off in your browser, but doing so may affect your ability to use my website to its fullest.
Here is a fun little paper puppet you can make on rainy days like today!
Start with a square piece of paper - fold it in half. Tape the two short ends. Place your hand inside, 4 fingers in one corner and the thumb in the other. Gently push in the center to make the mouth. Use markers to decorate your puppet and have fun!! I will email you a copy of the printed version of the above dinosaur puppet if you'd like it - just ask!
The 5 year olds did a story from Africa for their performance.
The 6-8 year olds story was an American folk tale.
The 9-11 year olds made props and puppets for their song and they each had to remember when they needed to br ready with their prop and when they needed their puppet.
We had a great time Saturday creating puppets, puppets and more puppets! Check out these examples! Amazing what you can do with a few scraps of felt, fun foam, wash cloths, toilet papet tubes, yogurt containers and IMAGINATION!
We had a great weekend at the OWS conference in Omaha, NE. My husband and I took our puppet team with us (see photo below) It was lots of fun. My husband and I both taught classes and Pockets Full of Fun did a feature performance on Saturday starring Lily, Shiloh, Jemimah and Achan. These conferences are always So much fun! Maybe YOU should check to see when a One Way Street conference will be taking place near you!http://www.onewaystreet.com