Virtual Programs

Firelight is on the road (virtually)!
Presenting in California, Canada, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin this Spring and Summer. Contact us to book YOUR community!

Live and Pre-Recorded 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 live and pre-recorded virtual 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

Purr-fect for this summer's CSLP summer reading program theme, "Tails and Tales!"
Featuring elephants and hippos, cows and horses, monkeys and rabbits, cats and dogs...and geckos!
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“Me and My Shadow"

Virtual Assembly

(Ages 2-4, 30 minutes)

$225, Pre-Recorded*

$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 libraries 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!

“Spin Me a Shadow, Tell Me a Tale"

Virtual Assembly

(Grades K-5, 30-40 minutes)

$225, Pre-Recorded*

$300, Live with Q and A*

Discover 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 audience members to the art of shadow puppetry (including numerous puppets from Southeast Asia), Daniel will share five fast-paced shadow puppetry versions of best-loved folktales from around the world. 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 story 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 libraries 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!

Workshops, Residencies & Special Events

$350 and up

With over 20 years sharing shadow theater in classrooms around the country, Firelight’s Creative Director Daniel Barash is now offering live, virtual workshops, residencies and special events. 

 

Make shadow puppets, learn performance techniques, rehearse behind the shadow screen, dim the lights, and share your performances! 

 

Perfect for families, classrooms, libraries, rec centers, scouts, even special events like birthday parties! Fill out the form below to start the conversation, and let’s bring some shadow theater magic to you

Professional Development
Fee TBD 

Daniel Barash, Director of Firelight Shadow Theater,  has been a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist since 2010. In this capacity, he has traveled throughout the country training educators how to use this magical medium with their learning communities. Currently a Consultant with Focus 5, Inc., a leader in the field of Arts Integration, he conducts virtual Professional Development workshops for individuals and groups. Contact Daniel to discuss trainings in your community!

“Daniel has performed two different shows at the library and each has been engaging and interactive. He presents the stories and the "behind the scenes" information very well--bringing folk tales to life and demonstrating the accessibility of this ancient art form. Children and adults alike enjoyed the presentation. ”

-Barbara Bruxvoort, Children's Librarian

“This is such a wonderful program, educational and entertaining at the same time. Your artistry and professionalism are amazing. Can’t wait to have you back!”

-Rebecca Maher, Children's Librarian

“Daniel performed his shadow puppetry program for children of all ages and adults. The group was hypnotized by his puppets—I would highly recommend this entertaining program for a wide-range of children.”

-Amanda Myers, Supervising Librarian

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