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Text: "Puppet Workshop Series: Wake Up! with Dave English" Photo: image of Dave making a surprised face and animating a puppet in his hands with the same expression.

Puppet Workshop Series: Wake Up!

Featured Programs & Events

November 1, 2020

This is the final workshop as we prepare to record our videos for our submission to be part of BOOM Jam Puppet Slam on November 14th!

Join Pittsburgh based puppeteer Dave English to learn more about how to breathe life into your puppet creations. 

  • This virtual workshop will be hosted on Zoom and is designed for all ages.
  • Materials to have on hand: a puppet you've created or have on hand that you would like to animate

Space is limited.

Register here

Workshops are Eastern Standard Time.

Dave English, puppeteer/educator/playwright, received a BFA in Theater and Puppetry from West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts. He is a Flight School Fellow, National Puppetry Conference Alum, A Brew House Association Distillery Artist, A F.I.N.E. Art Resident at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, an Artist Opportunity Grant recipient, BOOM Studio Artist, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Friend’s of Music Fellow, and a 2019 New Hazlett CSA Artist producing a full length puppet film, “The Dragon of Polish Hill” with added support from a Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative grant. Dave lives in Polish Hill making puppets, teaching online, and writing new shows.

For additional support or assistance acquiring materials for workshops, we're here to help! Please contact Zena Ruiz: or text 920.320.9795. Se habla Español :)

Check out more in the BOOM Jam Puppet Series here