Contact: Dr. George Neff and Ann Szabo Neff
100 Groff Road • Monroeville, NJ 08343-1828
A touring/teaching company in the greater Philadelphia area since 1980. Shows incorporate hand, rod, and shadow puppets; toy theatre and rod marionettes with music and lighting.
TOURING SHOW- Rip Van Winkle
Duration: 35-45 minutes
Audience Size: 25
Puppet Style: Toy Theatre
Stage Size: 6.5' x 6' x 6'
Description: An original adaptation of the Washington Irving classic tale, specifically designed for toy theatre. Features live dialogue, with a soundtrack or original music and sound effects.
WORKSHOP- Creating Toy Theatre
Leader: Ann Szabo Neff
Duration: Half day or full day
Max Enrollment Range: 15
Puppet Style/Skill Taught: Traditional toy theatre - history, creation, performance
Experience: Cutting and coloring
Space Size: Classroom
Additional Technical Requirements: Tables for work and demonstration, with a 3' x 3' workspace and seating for 17
Description: Participants will create a foam core stage, cut out characters/scenery, and perform a scene from a toy theatre play. A brief history of Toy Theatre and all materials will be provided.
OTHER SERVICES- Elementary School Residency
Duration: 2.5 weeks
Dates: All year round
Description: Working with a class and teachers, the group creates a play and puppets and performs for an audience.