Give the Gift of Joy with RVA Winter Puppetfest Gift Certificates
Saturday, January 4, 2020: Cardboard Explosion! by Paper Heart Puppets at 10:30am and 1pm
Tickets are going fast for this one-of-a-kind puppetry experience!
“Cardboard Explosion!” brings four original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of your imagination. With help from the audience, puppeteer Brad Shur transforms simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters, then brings them to life right before your eyes. Get ready to outsmart dragons, choose-your-own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks in this fun, energetic, participatory show.
About Paper Heart Puppets: Puppeteer, puppet builder and arts educator Brad Shur is the founder and lead artist of Paper Heart Puppets. Brad began performing as a student at the Rhode Island School of Design. While earning a degree in film, he was a regular performer at late night puppet slams and with Big Nazo Puppets.
From there, Brad went on to tour nationally with Wood and String Puppet Theatre and Vermont Puppetree. As a freelance puppet builder he created puppets for American Idol, Dolly Parton’s Dollywood amusement park and many theaters and other performers. In 2009, he became the Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline, Massachusetts where he served as the lead teaching artist and touring puppeteer for eight years. During that time, Brad developed six original shows and revived several classic shows created by Paul Vincent Davis.
In 2017, Brad left Puppet Showplace for Poughkeepsie, NY and founded Paper Heart Puppets.
2020 RVA Circus Arts Camp Payment (full registration with early bird pricing!)
No need to run off and join the circus! Join us August 3-14 for RVA Circus Arts Camp. Camp runs from 9am-4pm on weekdays for ages 9-15. Full tuition is $500 for the two week camp when you register and make full payment prior to May 1st. (After May 1st, the cost is $550.)
Please make sure that you have completed the registration form AND received confirmation from camp director before making payment. Refunds will be granted only through April 1st only. After that time, refunds will only be granted after filling spaces from our waiting list.
For more information, visit http://www.puppetsoffbroadstreet.org/campcarnival.html.
2020 RVA Circus Arts Camp Deposit
Any refunds are at the sole discretion of the camp director and will be dependent upon substitutions from our waiting list. Please note that our registration is capped at 24 campers.
2020 Camp Payment (Payment Plan) for RVA Circus Arts Summer Camp
2020 Spring Break Camp: Puppets Flying EVERYWHERE (Full Registration)
Our Spring Break Camp: Puppets Flying Everywhere!
Registration is now open!
April 6-10, 2020
Our Spring Break Camp runs from 9am to 3pm each day. We will be building different types of puppets, learning how to operate them, and having a great time with other puppet fans and friends. We will work together to learn how to connect different materials, work out mechanics, experiment, examine basic movement...all in such a way that nobody even knows they are learning physics and developing some stellar motor skills in the process! (Please don't tell.) At the end of camp, we will gather for a celebratory showcase for our friends and families.
Location: Richmond Performing Arts Alliance, 3rd Floor (Dominion Arts)
600 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219