Teacher Workshop: Puppetry in the Classroom

Saturday, April 6, 2019

This interactive teacher workshop is open to all K-12 teachers of Hawai'i. Participants will learn about Asian and Hawaiian puppet traditions, experience hands-on workshops, discover strategies to incorporate puppetry in the classroom, and gain access to resources in the community.  Download the workshop flyer here.

Friday, April 5th, 5:00-8:00pm & Saturday, April 6th, 8:30am-5:00pm
East-West Center Gallery, John A. Burns Hall
Presented by PAAC and the East-West Center Arts Program


This teacher workshop includes programs by: 

Kumu Hula Aulii Mitchell will present about his work with Hula Ki‘i, or Hawaiian puppets

* Honolulu Theatre for Youth

* University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Theatre for Young Audiences Program

* Bonnie Kim, "Artists in the Schools Program" Teaching Artist

* Merle Grybowski, PAAC Director of Teacher Training

* EWC Gallery Curator, Dr. Michael Schuster will lead a guided gallery tour and present about his 45 years of experience with Asian puppetry tradition

About Puppet Theatre: Puppet theatre presents the entire cosmos through character, color, story, sound, and movement. Distinct traditions are found throughout the Asia Pacific region, many of which have been influenced by shamanism, animism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. This exhibition focuses on the three-dimensional wood puppets that demonstrate the following techniques: string puppets (marionettes), rod (stick) puppets, and glove (hand) puppets. Through these performance forms stories come to life. More than 10 unique traditions from India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan are displayed. To honor our host culture, Hawaiian puppets are featured. These performance traditions are a place of intersection — a bridge between the past, present, and future — where the divine and human worlds meet and ancient stories are made relevant for the contemporary experience.

Registration Information:
Registration Deadline: March 15, 2019

Step 1: Submit registration form by mail to:
PAAC Teacher Workshop
1601 East-West Road, 4th Flr
Honolulu, HI 96848 
Download Your Registration Form Here

Step 2:  Pay $10 non-refundable registration fee
Submit check made out to "PAAC" with registration form. 

Or pay online below.

Two or more teachers attending from one school is encouraged and will be given priority.  

For neighbor island teachers, roundtrip airfare and one night of lodging at the East-West Center are availble- space limited.  Contact asc@paachawaii.org for information.