Assembly Programs Overview
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!
“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
“Me and My Shadow"
(Ages 2-4, 20-30 minutes)
Introduce your little ones to the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash of Firelight Shadow Theater. In this virtual event, 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 from scratch, and provide free online access to puppet templates and a nursery rhyme script, so families can continue the fun at home. See you in the land of shadows!
“Spin Me a Shadow, Tell Me a Tale"
(Grades K-5, 30-40 minutes)
Discover the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash of Firelight Shadow Theater. In this virtual event, 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 from scratch, and provide free online access to puppet templates and a story script, so families can continue the fun at home. See you in the land of shadows!
Shadow Puppetry Workshops
With over 20 years sharing shadow theater in classrooms around the country, Firelight’s Creative Director Daniel Barash is now offering live, virtual workshops.
Make shadow puppets, learn performance techniques, rehearse behind the shadow screen, dim the lights, and share your performances!
Perfect for families, classrooms, troupes, 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…