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Lynn Baskind Puppeteer and Storyteller-Big Thought Artist

Playwriting with Puppeteering: Residency with Lynn Baskind

Time Frames
During School Day
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th


Using props, puppets, costumes, rhythm instruments, story and chants, Lynn captivates students in this delightful playwriting workshop. Students are encouraged to act scenes as the play is developed. Elements of caricature, plot, dialogue, scene structure, dramatic irony, conflict, main idea and theme are introduced in a dynamic, interactive way. The residency builds towards a performance of selected scenes for peers from other classes. The puppets have a magical way of encouraging enthusiastic creativity. Lots of fun! The Pied Piper of Hamelin is an option for the program and references Robert Browning's poem. Other options are Charlie and the Chocolate factory or A Zulu tale from Africa. Visit Lynn's Facebook page

Students Will

  • lean to manipulate puppets and create characters.
  • create impromptu dialogue by acting out scenes.
  • brainstorm as they learn to mold the plot. and focus on theme, main idea and intention
  • Literary connection: The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Jon Patience ISBN# 0.7917.1862.X


Dates: Monday - Friday
Times: 8 a.m. - 3pm
Duration: Five 1 hour sessions: final session includes a performance for fellow students
School Fee: $400.00 for four one-hour sessions
Minimum Attendance: 10
Maximum Attendance: 35
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: Large room with space to move around. Auditorum, cafeteria, library, or music room ideal.
Other Information: The Pied Piper of Hamelin is an option for the program and references Robert Browning's poem.

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: Please email [email protected] to schedule a program at least two weeks before the program date. Confirmed when you receive your contract via email. Please call Lynn to discuss program contents - math, literature or both: 972 733 0596. Lynn will confirm that she is coming at least one week before the program's scheduled date.
Deadline: Two weeks prior to start date.
Cancellation Policy: Should illness, inclement weather or other unforseen circumstances take place, Lynn offers the option of re-scheduling. Full payment required if program is canceled on the day of the program.
After School Policy: A teacher or afterschool employee must remain with class at all times. Preferable if teacher participates in the program.

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