Archive for April, 2011

The Top 10 Things to Work On When Developing Puppet Skills – Part 5

The last 2 posts have been about my Top Ten List of things to work on to develop your puppet skills. Today we look at numbers 9 and 10. Number 9: Moving Around the StageMost plays don’t require a lot of movement once the puppets are up; they can just stand in one place. But […]

The Top 10 Things To Work On When Developing Puppet Skills -Part 4

The last 2 posts have been about my Top Ten List of things to work on to develop your puppet skills. Today we look at numbers 7 and 8. Number 7: Develop Motions with One ArmPuppet arms are designed to hang naturally, so if you don’t use them they still look ok. That allows beginning […]

Top 10 Things To Work On When Developing Puppet Skills-Part 3

The last 2 posts have been about my Top Ten List of things to work on to develop your puppet skills. Today we look at numbers 5 and 6. Number 5: Proper Puppet Positioning and Eye ContactWhen puppets are talking together, they should face each other, not the audience. I’ve seen entire plays where two […]

The Top 10 Things To Work When Developing Puppet Skills – Part 2

The last post started my Top Ten List of things to work on to develop your puppet skills and covered the first two. This post continues the list. Number 3: Proper Lip SynchronizationIf the mouth movement is off from the words, it’s distracting and makes it difficult to concentrate on the message. The basic rule […]

The Top 10 Things To Work When Developing Puppet Skills-Part 1

There are a number of Top 10 lists being created, so I thought I’d chime in with my own. In this and the next couple of posts, I’ll cover my Top Ten List of things to work on to develop your puppet skills. The list is written in the order the things occur, not in […]

Applying Your Puppet Plays, Part 5

This post concludes the steps to giving a specific application to your puppet programs. We’ve talked about the first two application times, now we’ll focus on the third and final one.  The third time you present the application should be as close to the end of the program as possible so it will be fresh […]

Applying Your Puppet Plays, Part 4

The last post talked about the first time to introduce your application teaching. This one emphasizes the second time. The second time you present the application will be in a similar manner, but this time, answer two different questions from your study. Give the audience a brief summary statement of the play or program item […]

Applying Your Puppet Plays, Part 3

We’ve looked at what an application is and how to develop one, now on to part 3. How Do I Teach the Application in the Program?Once you have a specific application set, plan to teach it at least three times during the entire program. Each time, you’ll give the specific application, but approach it from […]

Applying Your Puppet Plays, Part 2

The last post focused on what is an application and this one moves on to developing one. How Do I Develop an Application?Think about the basic questions: who, what, how, why, where, and when. When developing your application, ask these questions about the main theme. Who should the application be toward? (Believers? Those who don’t […]

Applying Your Puppet Plays, Part 1

What is an Application?The application is where you take the truth presented in the play and give the audience a specific way to use that truth in their own lives. In the introduction and during the play, you helped them learn the truth. In other words, you imparted knowledge. Knowledge is good and important, but […]