Sometimes school can seem like a three-ring circus; just ask any teacher! Under Peter’s big top, beautifully crafted marionettes dance, juggle, and swing from the trapeze. Once the circus is over, students get a peek behind the scenes as Peter reveals some secrets of how the puppets in the show are made. The performance has the flexibility to be presented as an Early Release Day treat, School Arts Festival attraction, or in-depth school assembly program connecting to math, library, and reading. A study guide featuring math and English/language arts exercises can be accessed online.
Peter Hart, a professional puppeteer for over thirty years, has divided his career almost equally between Head Puppeteer/Associate Artistic Director at Atlanta's prestigious Center for Puppetry Arts and his own puppet company, Atlanta Puppet.
While at the Center for Puppetry Arts, Peter was Head Puppeteer in five productions that earned Citations of Excellence from UNIMA, the international society of puppeteers. He develops original titles that address themes, with a focus on presenting puppetry as movement, action, and innovation. Peter designs his programs for flexibility and variety, and his shows have the well-earned reputation of mesmerizing audiences.
Peter is a sought-after performer at festivals, fairs, schools, and libraries, and he provides study guides/reading lists that can be accessed online if desired.
Pre K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Raised stage preferred, but programs can be presented on a flat floor in gyms, activity rooms, libraries, etc; performing space 12' W x 12' D x 8' H
Single Assembly: $350
Two Back To Back Assemblies: $575
Three Back To Back Assemblies: $805
Four Back To Back Assemblies: $1035