Summer Puppet Theater

Sign-up for two weeks of SUMMER PUPPET THEATER IN Traverse City!

O’k Puppet Theater and the Pretty Good Players will be holding a fantastic and special week of O’k PUPPET CAMP to prepare for a performance in Traverse City during the Traverse City Film Festival, at the Childrens’ TCFF @ Central Grade School

This year we will be performing a 30 minute performance with musical interludes, in honor of Maurice Sendak, about his early years and inspirations, called “In the Night Kitchen and Way Beyond”. “In the Night Kitchen and Way Beyond” is a fantastical, imagined journey through young Maurice’s life in childhood as he began learning the “language of lines”, with influences by his story-telling father, Phillip Sendak, as well as, Mickey Mouse, Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and Mozart.

This is amazing, local “organic” puppet theater, which also includes a week of production and a week of Puppet Theater Camp, and continued collaboration with composer and musical director, Mr. Rokko Jans, and Penny O’Krebiehl, directress and puppeteer.
The O’k Puppet Camp, begins July 23-August 3, for children and youth 7 years and older, each camp meets M-F, from 9 am to 3 pm. We are looking for a nice mix of ages of children and youth to fill various puppet and production theater tasks: making puppets, costume and mask design, helping design the set, contributing to the original music, sound effects, and a few more roles/tasks…..

O’k Puppet Camp will be held at O’k Art Studio, 514 Second St. in the Alley, (behind Salon Verve) and will be led by Penny Krebiehl and Rokko Jans. Puppet Camp size limited to 8 children/youth, with an interest in performance/music and puppeteering!
Puppet Camp fee: $230.00/for two weeks, M-F

July 23-July 27th AND, July 30th-August 3rd, 2012

We accept cash and checks, and BAY BUCKS made payable to Penny Krebiehl, (O’k Puppet Camp)
Thank you for choosing to spend time learning the ancient art of puppet theater! We intend to have BIG fun!

(For TCAPS students, this is not a TCAPS sponsored program…BUT we welcome you to our program!)


Contact us for details and to register:

[email protected]