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Puppetry Workshop with WonderSpark Puppets

Friday, Mar 29, 2024 at 4:00 pm

Location: Digital Learning Suite

As part of Museum of the Moving Image’s Marvels of Media Festival and presented by WonderSpark Puppets, this workshop invites autistic visitors and media-makers are invited to learn how to perform puppetry on screen. Participants will gain knowledge about TV Puppetry Performance, technique, and learn the skills to become more confident puppeteers in this form. You can bring your TV-style hand and rod puppet puppet, and puppets will also be available for use. Recommended for ages 13 and up.  

This will take place at the Museum; space is limited.    

Free with RSVP.   

Lindsey “Z.” Briggs is the voice of Foley, the host of The Sesame Street Podcast with Foley and Friends, nominated for a 2023 Kidscreen Award, a 2021 Audie Young Listeners Award and now in its third season on Audible. Her work with Sesame Street also includes the role of foster monster mom Dalia in Season 51 of Karli’s Life Box and in Sesame Street in Communities Foster Care Initiative, and right hand and props assisting on Season 54. Z. has performed background character work and assisted in the third season of the Apple TV+ show Helpsters. She has also performed as the puppet version of Cardi B for Atlantic Records, Lottie Lamb in three seasons of Seemore’s Playhouse (PBS Kids), and a dance-loving octopus for Moby’s music video I Like to Move in Here. Z. was invited to participate in two Sesame Street Puppeteers Workshops in 2018 and 2006, and is currently a part of the Sesame Street Mentees cohort. Z. is the Foundation Manager of the Jim Henson Foundation, and is co-artistic director of WonderSpark Puppets with her husband Chad, performing puppet theater shows and offering puppetry programming and workshops throughout NYC and beyond for children and families.    


Accessibility Information:  

A sensory-friendly space is available in the Media Lab on the third floor. Sensory kits are available at the front desk.  

Location: Museum of the Moving Image is located at 36-01 35th Avenue in Astoria, Queens, NY 11106, and the film screening will happen in the Bartos Screening Room, which is on the first floor, towards the left side of the large staircase.   

Transportation by subway: Closest subway stations are the R at Steinway Street and N/W at 36 Ave. Please check with the MTA for any service changes, especially on weekends. For other ways of transportation, please see this page.   

Wheelchair Access: The Museum is fully accessible by wheelchair.   

If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Joy Butler by emailing [email protected] or calling 718-777-6800.