Shaw Avenue Students Learn from Professional Puppeteers

Photo of Shaw Avenue Students with the Catskill Puppet Theater
Kindergarten through second-grade students at Shaw Avenue School received a special visit from the Catskill Puppet Theater on Oct. 12 to coincide with the district’s 2017-18 theme of “Show Your Character.”  

Classes gathered in the school’s auditorium where the Catskill Puppet Theater’s co-founders John Potocnik and Carol Mandigo presented their show “Sister Rain, Brother Sun.” The story highlighted the important roles that the rain and the sun play on the Earth and encouraged kindness through an engaging tale. 

Students interacted with the storyline and watched as different characters were brought to life on stage. Colorful props, sets and original music captured their attention throughout the show. At the conclusion, Mandigo and Potocnik took center stage with each puppet and discussed how their characters were created.