I got to perform in my very first puppet show this week! Actually, my first FOUR puppet shows. My local library replaces the usual story times with a puppet show one week of each month. This time, they let me play too!
We did a very funny version of The Princess and the Pea (refashioned for the puppet stage by children's librarian extraordinaire, Leigh Burnham).
Things I learned:
- the bigger the action, the more the kids like it (chase scenes, etc.)
- make sure the different characters' voices are distinguishable
- add something for the parents, but aim mostly for the kids
- be dramatic with your movements
And finally, I was reminded that I am short. How short? I had to use a booster seat and the child-sized glove. Oh well.