Mask and Puppet workshops in Rosendale

(Courtesy of Redwing Blackbird Puppet Theater)

(Courtesy of Redwing Blackbird Puppet Theater)

“I feel that almost everyone maintains a childlike quality throughout their adulthood. One of the nice things about the puppet form is that it has the ability to communicate with this childlike side of the audience,” mused master puppeteer Jim Henson. You and your companions, ages preteen through adult, can try your hand at the puppet- and mask-making workshops on Sunday, September 25 and October 2 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Redwing Blackbird Theater. The schedule features two hours of scripting, visual storyboards and vocal skills on September 25; movement and dance on October 2; one half-hour for break and snack; and one-and-a-half hours for rehearsal and performance at the end of each session. Each puppet workshop session costs $10 per person.

The Redwing Blackbird Theater is located at 413 Main Street in Rosendale. For more information or to register, call (845) 658-7651 or visit

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