ThunderPuppets Players

This is the development library for the ThunderPuppets Players. Find documentation here of the instructional design, sources and how it has developed since 2010 in San Francisco.

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Serves young children through seniors. Accessible to people with disabilities. Volunteer developed, managed and executed.

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Provides expressive arts experiences for all ages and abilities in a mobile shadow puppet theatre.

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Virtual and physical architecture.

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Stories in Light and Shadow

Workshops and seminars for people of all ages and abilities investigate environmental themes with a mobile shadow puppet theatre.

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Drawing from Red Mole Players (New Zealand), Teatro do Oprimido (Boal), Poor Theatre (Growtowski) and Balinese Master I Wayan Wija the troupe works to bring San Francisco flavor to all our work.

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The ThunderPuppets Players is supported by grants and in-kind donations of time and materials. Make a donation or find out more about our supporters.