Give Me a Hand!
Sept 11 - 12 2015
Give Me a Hand! is an interactive puppet show where children and parents have the opportunity to see and practice from the other side of puppetry. The audience is invited to be part of the puppet show as the puppet’s right hand, with a task to complete. Come and find out what you are capable of!
Free / 45 minutes
Laurencio Carlos Ruiz (Scenic and costume designer, scenic artist and puppeteer.) Is resident scene designer at Penn State University, and Instructor of Theatre and Integrative Arts. He holds an MFA in Scenic Design from PSU, and a BA in Graphic Design from the UAM of Mexico, where he also studied industrial design and visual arts. His experience as a multi-disciplinary designer and artist includes sets, costumes, puppets, masks, and props for cabaret, theater and television. His photography, installations, and performance art work have been exhibited in the United States, Mexico, Japan, Germany and the Czech Republic. Since his involvement with puppetry, he has been performing at academic conferences, museums, theatres and festivals, and offering multiple puppet making and puppet-manipulation workshops at universities for art and theatre students.