VIP Club: Very Impressive Puppeteers!

Join the VIP club and become a Very Impressive Puppeteer!

Our theme for 2022 is:

The VIP club meets once a month on a Sunday from 3:00-4:30 at Andulka Park in Riverside, CA. In addition to once a month meetings, children who wish to perform in our Day of the Dead show will have rehearsal more frequently in September and October.

This coming year we will be learning about puppets from around the world, practicing our puppeteering skills, finding our voices, and showing off our skills.

Puppets a la Carte strives to engage the imagination through child led improvisation. Our program offers lots of opportunity for problem solving, team work, and individual expression.

Tentative Itinerary:

January 9: African Masks (crafting included)

February 6:  Giant Puppets (Lunar New Year Dragon from Asia) Event sponsored by Inlandia Institute and Riverside Art Museum as part of Riverside’s First Sundays programming. This event is free and open to the public, not exclusive to our club. 

February 13: Puppet related Valentine craft

March 13: Japanese Bunraku tradition

April 10: South American Finger Puppets

May 15: Body Puppets (Mummenschanz from Switzerland)

June (TBD): Marionettes from Europe and India

July (TBD):  Vietnamese Water Puppetry (crafting included)

August 14: US Mouth Puppets

September 4: Rod & Stick puppets (Mexico) & intro to Day of the Dead puppet show (crafting included)

September 11, 18, 25 Oct. 2, 9, 16, 24: Rehearse for Day of the Dead puppet show

October 30: Day of the Dead Puppet Show

November: BREAK

December 4: End of the year puppet celebration with object puppets (crafting included)

2022-2023 Membership:

Yearly Membership: $125 for first child, $100 for additional sibling

Your VIP membership includes:

10 monthly puppet play dates in the park (3 include crafting)

1 Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) puppet show

6-8 rehearsals for the Day of the Dead puppet show

You may choose to pay per tri-mester

January – April = $50

May – August = $50

September – December = $50

Email Nicole at [email protected] and she will send you the Membership form.