Puppetry Workshop with WonderSpark Puppets
Saturday, Apr 22, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Location: Digital Learning Suite
Join us at MoMI for this puppetry making and performance workshop with WonderSpark Puppets! It will transform your child into confident puppeteers and empower young learners to tell their own stories with simple materials. In this 60-minute class, students will build puppets, learn about theater and perform their own original stories. This workshop is intended for autistic children (ages 7–13) and their families, yet is open for everyone. This will take place at the Museum; space is limited.
Free with RSVP. Click here to sign up for this workshop.
Please note: a sensory-friendly space and sensory kits are available. Please inquire at the front desk.
Lindsey “Z.” Briggs is the voice of Foley, the host of The Sesame Street Podcast with Foley and Friends, nominated for a 2021 Audie Young Listeners Award and now in its second season on Audible. Her work with Sesame Street also includes the role of foster monster mom Dalia in Season 51 Karli’s Life Box and in Sesame Street in Communities Foster Care Initiative. Z. recently performed background character work and right hand and props assisting in the second season of the Apple TV+ show Helpsters. She has 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 Performer Workshops in 2018 and 2006.
Z.’s innovative professional development course for educators, counselors and therapists working with students of all abilities with a special emphasis on neurodivergence, Making Connections Through Puppetry, has empowered hundreds of professionals and parents to learn how to use puppets when working with these populations. This innovative program originated through the Jim Henson Foundation and is supported by Museum of the Moving Image. Making Connections Through Puppetry has received funding from The Kennedy Center VSA Program Sites and Next for Autism.
Z. is co-artistic director of WonderSpark Puppets performing puppet theater shows throughout New York City and beyond for children and families. She attended the MFA Puppet Arts program at the University of Connecticut and has been a guest lecturer and educator at Carnegie-Mellon and Yale University.