Puppet Family Day

Sunday, May 16, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Family Day at the Katonah Museum of Art
Sponsored by 107.1 The Peak

If your family is wild about puppetry, then you won’t want to miss Puppets! Family Day: Design • Create • Perform at the Katonah Museum of Art on Sunday, May 16 from 12-4 pm featuring special guests Theo, the bibliophile puppet of PBS’s Between the Lions and his animator, Peter Linz.

Family Day has become a perennial favorite and the Museum will be bustling with performances, art activities, snacks, gallery games, and opportunities to meet prominent professional puppet designers, makers, and performers throughout the afternoon. Children can make their own rod puppets with museum educators who will lead puppet designing, creating, and performing activities.

Join puppeteer Peter Linz and his character Theo from PBS's Between the Lions, as they host the KMA's Puppet Family Day.  Peter and Theo will talk to these exciting puppet artists for a behind-the-scenes look at puppetry today.

12:30  * Ralph Lee, internationally celebrated mask maker, designer, and founder of the NYC Halloween parade, will discuss design

2:00   * Martin P. Robinson, a 30-year Sesame Street veteran with his Muppet Telly Monster, will discuss performing

3:30   * Martin P. Robinson, is also a master puppet builder who created Audrey II, the giant plant in Little Shop of Horrors, will discuss building

12:00 - 4:00 Ongoing art activities, snack table, and gallery games.
Children will design, create, and perform with puppets.

About Peter Linz
Katonah resident Peter Linz first became entranced by the art of puppetry at the age of 3. His childhood passion of producing and performing puppet shows led him to Sesame Street, where he has given life to numerous Muppet characters for 18 seasons and counting. Active in the Jim Henson universe, Linz has ran auditions and taught workshops under the auspices of the Jim Henson Company for international co-productions of Sesame Street in Germany, Mexico and China. As for projects beyond Sesame Street, Linz has lent his hands and voices to characters on Bear in the Big Blue House, The Puzzle Place, It's a Big Big World, Blue's Room, and is an original cast member of the hit Broadway play Avenue Q from 2003-2005.

Family Day is free for Museum members, $5 for individual non-members (ages 3 and up), and $15 for non-member families. There is a $2 materials fee for puppet making activities. For information call 914-232-9555, ext. 0