Karen Konnerth is artistic director of world traveling Calliope Puppets, presenting thoughtfully interactive puppet theater for children, families, and art lovers of all ages featuring hand made puppets in a wide variety of techniques. She writes scripts, builds all puppets and staging, and performs with live voice.
“You are truly an inspiration to young creative minds as you bring such meaningful tales to life through puppets.”
Tammy Mulhearn, Youth Services Librarian, Livingston Parish Library
“The kids thought they were being entertained, but they were actually learning.”
Laura Kaufman, Teacher, Shaw Elementary School., New Orleans, LA
“Now that we know better, the stories are like a trip to a new world.”
2nd grader, Lusher Magnet School, New Orleans, LA.
“As always, your performance was outstanding…the grown-ups were as entertained as the children.”
Cultural Arts Coordinator, St. Mary Parish Library, Franklin, LA
NEW SHOW for Kindergarten through 2nd grade!
Trouble in Tailtown: Stand Up to Bullies
Calliope Puppets brings their years of experience writing content integrated puppet theater to the crucial topic of bullying in a program for kindergarten through second grade. The feathered and furred residents of Tailtown struggle to get along in three related stories featuring a cast of engaging puppets made of recycled sweaters. The stories address issues of tolerance, empathy, and self confidence, with particular emphasis on researched information on how individuals can make a difference through their behavior towards a bully. Lots of verbal audience interaction!
Grades K – 2
Max. audience 200
This show is being made available at a reduced rate of $250 for audiences of 125 and under to encourage addressing this crucial issue. Audiences of 125 – 200: $350