Sunday March 19th, 5:30-9:00 PM
at Puppet Showplace Theater

32 Station Street, Brookline, MA •

Cost: $35 for members of Boston Area Guild of Puppetry
$50 for non-members, includes a membership

Celebrate the World Day of Puppetry by exploring shadow puppets with Jim Napolitano of Nappy's Puppets! In this hands-on workshop, each participant will construct a fully functional, direct screen shadow puppet, and learn the basics of shadow construction. Materials will be provided, though extra x-acto knives and cutting mats would come in handy.

There will be a short break for refreshments halfway through the workshop, provided by the guild. If you would like to bring something to add to the refreshments, please do. This will be our Day of Puppetry celebration, and we will make it a fun night! Thanks to Puppet Showplace for hosting this event.

2 Ways to Register:

REGISTER ONLINE: Choose an option from the menu below and click Buy Now. You will be taken to the secure Paypal website where you can pay with credit card or Paypal. Space is limited, so register early!

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OR REGISTER BY MAIL: send the following information, along with a check payable to Boston Area Guild of Puppetry, and mail to: Rose Linnell, 32 Standish Road, Bellingham, MA 02190.

Class size is limited, so register soon to ensure your spot! Workshop is designed for adults, teens, or children ten and up partnering with an adult. If you have any questions, contact John Lechner,


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[ ] $50 Non-Member, includes a 1-year membership in Boston Area Guild of Puppetry

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Jim Napolitano is a Connecticut native and one of America’s most-loved shadow puppeteers. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut’s Puppet Arts program, and has taught puppetry to students of all ages throughout New England. For over 20 years Nappy’s Puppets has toured nationally to theatres, festivals, libraries, and museums, delighting audiences of all ages with quality shadow theatre productions. 

Jim has also worked extensively as a freelance artist and puppeteer. As a member of Bits and Pieces Puppet Theatre he performed musicals with giant puppets across the country and around the world, including at the National Cultural Center in Japan and the National Theatre in Taiwan. His television credits include Between the Lions, The Book of Pooh, and segments for Nickelodeon, Scholastic Home Video, and HBO Pictures. He currently resides in Connecticut and is the proud father of two young children.





The Boston Area Guild of Puppetry is a chartered guild of the Puppeteers of America. We are a collection of puppeteers and puppet enthusiasts ranging from professional performers and artists to educators and hobbyists, located throughout upper New England. We hold meetings several times a year at the Puppet Showplace Theatre, to share knowledge and inspiration, and to offer support to other puppeteers.

We offer workshops, consultations and support for those interested in puppetry. We have members who specialize in custom-made puppets or offer performances at venues such as schools, community centers, and birthday parties. Click here to learn more about BAGOP or download a Membership Form.


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