Virtual and In-Person Programs
Firelight has recently presented programs for communities in California, Canada, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. Contact us to book YOUR community over the coming year!
Halloween Workshops Booking now!
Virtual or In-Person Workshop*
Ages 4-6 or 7-12
$300, Live with Q and A
Discover the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash of Firelight Shadow Theater. In this hands-on workshop (offered in-person or virtually), Daniel will first share some Halloween inspired shadow puppetry performances, and teach workshop participants how to create their own spooky shadow puppets and screens. Then they will use their puppets to stage a Halloween folktale on the spot! Participants will receive free online access to puppet templates so families can continue the fun at home.
Q and A with the artist is of course included. See you in the land of autumn shadows!
*If libraries or other sponsoring organizations would like to create "grab-and-go" kits for the workshops, Daniel can send materials lists with suggested links to purchase, and instructions for creating simple shadow stages. Alternatively, "grab-and-go" kits are NOT required, as Daniel can help kids gather everything they need for the workshop right then and there-contact Daniel to discuss which option is right for you!
In-Person and Virtual Assemblies
Shadow puppetry is an age-old art form that features the shadows of two-dimensional puppets cast upon a backlit screen. With its bold shapes and dynamic movement, it’s a magical medium that’s perfectly suited to bring best-loved stories to life for young audiences.
Firelight Shadow Theater is now offering both in-person and virtual (live and pre-recorded) assembly programs. Each assembly features a mixture of interactive segments interspersed with versions of shadow theater performances. Best of all, at the end of each assembly, Daniel provides a step-by-step demonstration for creating shadow puppets from scratch, as well as free online access to downloadable puppet templates and scripts.
There are two assemblies currently available, one for the preschool set, and one for school-age children. Descriptions and outlines below. Booking now—inquire soon for best availability!
Assembly Programs Overview
Assembly Programs Overview
“Me and My Shadow"
(Ages 2-4, 30 minutes)
$300, Live with Q and A*
Introduce your little ones to the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash of Firelight Shadow Theater. In this program (offered virtually in both live and pre-recorded formats), after first introducing youngsters to the wonder of shadow puppetry, Daniel will share five shadow puppetry versions of best-loved nursery rhymes. At the end of the assembly, Daniel will teach audience members how to create shadow puppets and a shadow screen from scratch, and provide free online access to puppet templates and a nursery rhyme script, so families can continue the fun at home. Live programs will also include an optional Q and A with the artist. See you in the land of shadows!
*If multiple institutions within a system are purchasing the same program slot together, slightly higher fees may be explored. Alternatively, discounts may be offered for multiple, unique bookings within a system. Let's discuss!