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
Celebrate Our Power to Make a Difference!
From a magical, miniature stage, Calliope Puppets’ brand new, hand carved Czech rod marionettes bring to life three classic tales of small mice with great power! In the Japanese tale “The Hole in the Wall”, proud Father Mouse learns that a mere mouse is indeed the best partner for his daughter. In the following two Aesop’s fables, Lion learns that even the small can be powerful in The Lion and the Mouse, and The City Mouse and the Country Mouse each learn to respect differences.
Seating: maximum 100, seated on floor in front (not to side) of stage
Show length: 45 minutes show for ages 5 – 12 *
* Thirty minute version also available featuring The Lion and the Mouse and The City Mouse and the Country Mouse for children ages two to four!