KAREN KONNERTH                                                                                                           623 Vallette Street, New Orleans, LA 70114    cell: (504) 913-8486

karen@calliopepuppets.com     www.karenkonnerth.com

CONFERENCE & TEACHER EDUCATION PRESENTER SELECTIONS

2016 Ministry of Education, Sultanate of Oman, country-wide teaching artist tour

2015 Birmingham Museum of Art teacher workshop series, Birmingham, AL

2015 National Arts Education Association conference presenter

2014 U.S. Embassy Cultural Envoy Grant, Sultanate of Oman (Teaching Artist and Performance Tour)

2014 Tennessee Arts Academy presenter

2013 Teach For India City Conference, Chennai, India

2013 Performance and Student and Teacher workshops, Saraswathi Kendra School, Chennai, India

2013 U.S. Embassy Cultural Envoy Grant, Bahrain (Teaching Artist and Performance Tour)

2012 U.S. Embassy Cultural Envoy Grant, Saudi Arabia (Teaching Artist and Performance Tour)

2012 U.S. Embassy Cultural Envoy Grant, Bahrain (Teaching Artist and Performance Tour)

2012 Teacher Workshop Series for KidsmArt, New Orleans, LA

2011 Teacher Workshop Presenter for KidsmArt, in Little Rock, Arkansas

2010 Selected “Arts Coach” by LA Division of the Arts, and KidsmART

2010 The Professional Day for the Teaching Artist and Therapist, Puppeteers of America, Wilmington, NC

2009 Owlglass Puppetry Center, West Liberty, IA (presenter in teacher certification program)

2009 The Professional Day for the Teaching Artist and Therapist, Puppeteers of America, Atlanta, GA

2008 U.S. Embassy Cultural Envoy Grant, Brunei and Indonesia (Teaching Artist Tour)

2008 6th Asia Teaching English As A Foreign Language Conference, Bali, Indonesia: Plenary Speaker

2008 Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

2007 Houston Sierra Club, Houston, TX

2006 U.S. Embassy Cultural Envoy Grant, Guatemala (Teaching Artist Tour)

2006 U.S. Embassy Cultural Envoy Grant, Costa Rica (Teaching Artist Tour)

2006 Instituto Guatemalteco Internacional, Guatemala City, Guatemala

2006 3rd National Conference for Restore America’s Estuaries, New Orleans, LA

2005 Louisiana Lagniappe State Teachers’ Conference, Lafayette, LA

CALLIOPE PUPPETS: INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE SELECTIONS

2015 International Figura Offida Festival, Offida, Italy

2013 XVIII Festival internacional de Títeres, Caleta Olivia, Argentina

2012 XXI Festival Internacional de Títeres La Fanfarria, Medellín, Colombia

2012 Spring of Culture Festival, Manama, Bahrain

2009 Tercer Festival del Niño Campesino 2009, Cordova, Argentina

2004, 2008, 2010 Festival Internacional de Títeres Mario Donate, Puerto Rico

2006, 2007, 2008 Festival Internacional de Títeres Pedro Carreon, Culiacán, México

2008 Festival Internacional de Títeres Juglares, Cosquín, Argentina

2008 Collaborative Performance with Wawan Gunawan and Gaura Mancacaritadipura, “Building Everlasting Friendship through Culture”, Cultural Research Center, Dept of National Education, Jakarta, Indonesia

2008 Sekolah Rendah Rimba II, Brunei

2008 Festivál Internacional de Títeres Lima Perú

2006   Festival Internacionál de Títeres Educativos: Paso del Norte, Ciudad Juarez, México

2006 Festival Internacional de los Artes, San José, Costa Rica

2004 World Performing and Visual Arts Festival, Lahore, Pakistan

REGIONAL & NATIONAL PERFORMANCE SELECTIONS

2015 Acadiana Arts Council performance and workshop tour, Lafayette, LA

2015 Puppets in the Park Festival, Fayetteville, AR

2013-15 Deutscheshaus Oktoberfest performances, Kenner, LA

2012 Great Plains Puppet Train Puppeteers of America Regional Festival, West Liberty, Iowa

2009 – 17 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA

2009-17 Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

2010 Assoc. for Childhood Education International Conference event performance

2009 The Puppetry Arts Institute, Independence, MO

2008 International Children’s Festival, Wolftrap, VA

2008 McNider Museum, Mason City, IA

2008 New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

2008 Louisiana Book Festival, Baton Rouge, LA

2008 Puppetfest Midwest, Trenton, MO

2007 & 2008 Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI

2007-10 Louisiana Children’s Museum, New Orleans, LA

2007 Voice of the Wetlands Festival, Houma, LA

2007 Save the Bay Festival, Galveston, TX

2006 Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program Grant (15 parish performance tour)

2006 22nd Annual Kennedy Center Open House Arts Festival, Washington, D.C.

SCHOOL & LIBRARY TOUR & RESIDENCY SELECTIONS

2013 Featured artist for collaborative “Sense of Place” exhibit, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans

2010 Young Audiences, Inc. Signature Arts in Education Program grantee, Algiers Charter Schools

2009-17 Ogden Museum of Southern Art youth workshop series, New Orleans, LA

2010 Gretna Academy Residency, Gretna, LA

2006-17 St. Mary’s Academy Residency, New Orleans, LA arts integrated across social studies, creative writing

AWARDS & HONORS

2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award participant as co-director of Ogden Museum of Southern Art Teen Docent Program.

2011 Puppeteers of America Marjorie Batchelder McPharlin Award for puppetry-related contributions in the field of education and therapy

2008 Creative Capital Professional Development Program Grant

1998 Fellowship in Theater, Louisiana Division of the Arts

PUBLICATIONS

2008 Puppet Links Video Workshop (DVD and manual) Choices in Conflict Resolution: Understanding Win/Lose, Lose/Lose, and Win/Win

COMMUNITY SERVICE/MEMBERSHIP` SELECTIONS

1979 – present New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Children’s Program Coordinator

Member Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Member Arts Council of New Orleans

Member Puppeteers of America

Member UNIMA-USA (USA chapter of international puppetry affiliate of United Nations’ UNESCO)

EDUCATION

2012 Advanced Professional Certificate Program in Graphic Design with concentration in Illustration, Sessions College

2008 Títeres de Mesa (Tabletop Puppetry), Festival Internacional de Títeres Juglares, Cosquín, Argentina

2008 Writing for Puppet Theater workshop with Luman Coad, Puppetfest Midwest

2004, 2005 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Workshop Leader Retreats, Washington, D.C.

2000 10th Annual National Puppetry Conference, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, CN

2000 Undoing Racism 2 1/2 day workshop, People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, New Orleans, LA

1991- present Extensive workshops all aspects of puppetry: Puppeteers of America National Festivals

1995 Artists as Educators: Planning Workshops for Teachers, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

1994 Writing Children’s Literature: noncredit course, University of New Orleans

1973-1974 Masters of Arts in Art Education 2/3 completed Rhode Island School of Design

1972 BA, Art and Sociology & certification to teach primary level Art: Tufts University

LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, some French, less Italian