Press Reviews DCMetroTheaterArts (Capital Fringe Festival 2015) “From the smallest pre-Kindergarten students  to the biggest fifth graders,  students were mesmerized” Greenbelt News Review Greenbelt News Review articles June 2013 and December 2014 Grants  Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council funded the project “Apple Tree Gifts” featuring our new show, The Apple Tree and a series of workshops for all the Kindergarten classes at Greenbelt Elementary School in the fall of 2016. The PGAHC also funded our 2015 project, “Shadow Stories”, for Greenbelt Elementary School 4th and 5th graders. The project included performances of our show, Rainbow Crow Brings Daylight as well as in-depth workshops that featured shadow puppetry and the students’ own folk tales. Greenbelt Magnolia Elementary School received an ACE Grant (Greenbelt Advisory Committee on Education) for performances of our show The Hollow Stump, which took place in March 2015. In 2014 our project, “Puppets and Poetry” at GES, made possible by a grant from the PGAHC, featured The Hollow Stump and a series of puppet making workshops with 2nd graders. Springhill Lake Elementary in Greenbelt received an ACE grant in 2014 for performances of Butterfly Wonder and workshops for all first graders to build their own puppets and re-tell the story of metamorphosis. In 2013 Beech Tree Puppets received their first ACE grant, for performances of The Crystal Ball for all students at GES. Artists in Residence Beech Tree Puppets enjoyed a Two-Year Residency at Greenbelt Elementary School, for the school years of 2014/15 and 2015/16. Over the 2-year period, we performed four different shows, The Giant Turnip, Buttterfly Wonder, The Hollow Stump and Rainbow Crow Brings Daylight, and conducted hands-on workshops in every classroom to support the curriculum. This included a shadow-puppet project about the Lunar New Year and a student puppet show featuring the students’ own puppets and poetry. This Residency came about at the request of parents, teachers and students. In addition to the grants mentioned above, it was funded by the PTA and the Family Art Fund at GES.
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Beech Tree Puppets
Upcoming Public Performances
The Hollow Stump Watch our trailer on YouTube! Fairfax County Library System Summer Reading Program. Admission is free Register Here 6/24   10:30am    George Mason Regional Library   2:30pm    Reston Regional Library 6/29   10:30am    Sherwood Regional Library   3:00pm    Pohick Regional Library 7/8     11:00am    Mary Riley Styles Library                                    (this is in Falls Church) 7/10    10:30am    City of Fairfax Regional Library    2:30pm    Kingstowne Library 7/11    10:30am     Burke Centre Library    2:30pm     Chantilly Regional Library 7/12    10:30am    Centreville Regional Library    2:30pm    Martha Washington Library 7/13      2:30pm    Oakton Library 7/15    10:30am    Kings Park Library    2:30pm    Thomas Jefferson Library 7/19    10:30am    Lorton Library    2:30pm    Richard Byrd Library
Press Reviews DCMetroTheaterArts (Capital Fringe Festival 2015) “From the smallest pre-Kindergarten students  to the biggest fifth graders,  students were mesmerized” Greenbelt News Review Greenbelt News Review articles June 2013 and December 2014 Grants  Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council funded the project “Apple Tree Gifts” featuring our new show, The Apple Tree and a series of workshops for all the Kindergarten classes at Greenbelt Elementary School in the fall of 2016. The PGAHC also funded our 2015 project, “Shadow Stories”, for Greenbelt Elementary School 4th and 5th graders. The project included performances of our show, Rainbow Crow Brings Daylight as well as in-depth workshops that featured shadow puppetry and the students’ own folk tales. Greenbelt Magnolia Elementary School received an ACE Grant (Greenbelt Advisory Committee on Education) for performances of our show The Hollow Stump, which took place in March 2015. In 2014 our project, “Puppets and Poetry” at GES, made possible by a grant from the PGAHC, featured The Hollow Stump and a series of puppet making workshops with 2nd graders. Springhill Lake Elementary in Greenbelt received an ACE grant in 2014 for performances of Butterfly Wonder and workshops for all first graders to build their own puppets and re-tell the story of metamorphosis. In 2013 Beech Tree Puppets received their first ACE grant, for performances of The Crystal Ball for all students at GES. Artists in Residence Beech Tree Puppets enjoyed a Two-Year Residency at Greenbelt Elementary School, for the school years of 2014/15 and 2015/16. Over the 2-year period, we performed four different shows, The Giant Turnip, Buttterfly Wonder, The Hollow Stump and Rainbow Crow Brings Daylight, and conducted hands-on workshops in every classroom to support the curriculum. This included a shadow-puppet project about the Lunar New Year and a student puppet show featuring the students’ own puppets and poetry. This Residency came about at the request of parents, teachers and students. In addition to the grants mentioned above, it was funded by the PTA and the Family Art Fund at GES.
Beech Tree Puppets
Upcoming Public Performances
The Hollow Stump Watch our trailer on YouTube! Fairfax County Library System Summer Reading Program. Admission is free Register Here 6/24   10:30am    George Mason Regional Library   2:30pm    Reston Regional Library 6/29   10:30am    Sherwood Regional Library   3:00pm    Pohick Regional Library 7/8     11:00am    Mary Riley Styles Library                                    (this is in Falls Church) 7/10    10:30am    City of Fairfax Regional Library    2:30pm    Kingstowne Library 7/11    10:30am     Burke Centre Library    2:30pm     Chantilly Regional Library 7/12    10:30am    Centreville Regional Library    2:30pm    Martha Washington Library 7/13      2:30pm    Oakton Library 7/15    10:30am    Kings Park Library    2:30pm    Thomas Jefferson Library 7/19    10:30am    Lorton Library    2:30pm    Richard Byrd Library