Actress and puppeteer Nicola Rose will bring her repertoire of interactive games, songs and stories to the Library for an 11:00 a.m. performance on Wednesday, July 11th. “’Puppet Playtime’ is a series of short vignettes—games and stories—for toddlers and pre-schoolers,” she says. “I will be handing out scarves, toys and musical instruments so that the kids can play along with me. They will be very much involved.”
The Bronx-based Rose is a Columbia University graduate and received a master’s degree in theater from the Sorbonne in Paris, where she studied for two years. She is an accomplished independent film producer and director (most of her work is for grown-ups), with Creative Block, about a young artist and puppet-maker, having won awards at the Mindfield Film Fest in Los Angeles and at the Spotlight Short Film Awards in Atlanta. Puppets were also central to her Web TV series Callie & Izzy.
Puppetry for kids is a passion that Rose got from watching the late Shari Lewis. ”Shari is a role-model because she connected with children so brilliantly. Lamb-Chop’s Play-Along on PBS was a favorite program of mine when I was growing up, and Shari made her characters seem so real. That’s my goal, too.”
“Puppet Playtime” is sponsored by the White Plains Library Foundation.
is 7pm the correct time? Im totally confused why a program for preschoolers and toddlers would begin and most of the kids bedtime? doesn’t seem to make sense or be family/child friendly
Yes, this event will be at 7:00 p.m. as we regularly have a program on Wednesday evenings geared towards families, and there are usually younger children present.