Project Description

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Trash Puppets

Join puppetry artist Nicole Maneffa as she shows you how to create something out of nothing: your very own Trash Puppet! Students will build puppets based on found materials in their homes and develop them into “Trash Puppet” characters. Then, they will explore the relationships between their Trash Puppets with others in the workshop, and end the experience with improv sketches. For this workshop, participants will need: non perishable household items (i.e. egg cartons, milk jug, small plastic or paper food containers, etc.) along with glue/tape/string/etc. to create the Trash Puppet; a journal or blank paper to write on.

This three-part live Zoom workshop will take place on July 13, 2020. Register today to reserve your spot!

Learning goals

  • Make physical choices to develop a character in a drama/theatre (NCAS TH Pr4.1.4b)

  • Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches (NCAS VA Cr2.1.4a)

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Nicole Marie Maneffa recently moved here from Southern California where she performed professionally at LEGOLAND and worked as a Dance Instructor for Dance & Company. She is passionate about theatre and has choreographed productions such as Matilda, Pinkalicious, The Secret Garden, Seussical, and more. She has also directed and acted in productions throughout Southern California, most recently touring with La Jolla Playhouse’s production of Light Years Away. She currently works as a Teaching Artist in the DMV and is passionate about youth education and involvement in the arts. 

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Creative Learning Rapid Response is an initiative of

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With generous financial support from

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