Information for Educators
Let your students' imagination soar with Puppets Amongus!
Puppets Amongus brings vitality, laughter and learning to classrooms and libraries throughout Arizona. Children discover a variety of educational concepts in our puppet shows. With a lovable cast of handmade characters, live music and the ancient art of storytelling, our puppetry opens minds and inspires joy.
Field Trips to the Playhouse
Your students with never forget an adventure with puppets- at our new theatre! Puppets Amongus will entertain the kids with one of our many whimsical tales. After the show the children can meet the puppets and puppeteer- a chance to ask questions and learn about this engaging art form. This can be followed by a fun puppet making craft, featuring the characters they met in the show.
Puppets Amongus, at your School or Library
We will bring our cast of lovable handmade characters and portable staging to your classroom or library. Our selection of wonderful stories, based on children's literature, will bring laughter and intrigue to young minds. After the show, kids learn about the art of puppetry by meeting the puppets and puppeteer.
Visit our Shows for Schools and Libraries page, to see what we are currently performing.
Curriculum Themed Shows
Puppets Amongus can design shows based on your curriculum or theme. Please contact us for more information.
PBS Interview with Puppets Amongus
General Information (FAQs)
What grade levels do you perform for?
Our puppet shows are enjoyed by children from preschool through 12th grade. We can adapt them according to the age of our audience.
Do you come to us or do we come to you?
We are thrilled to offer our new theatre (starting November 13th), as a place for school groups, birthdays and other children's events- or, we can come to you, ready to set up our portable stage.
What kind of space and set up is needed for a show at my event?
Our presentation works well in an auditorium, theatre or classroom. Our portable staging can be as small 5 feet by 4 feet. We require an hour prior to the performance to set up the show.
How much does it cost?
You can read more about our pricing by visting our pricing page.
How long are your shows?
Our shows are 25 - 30 minutes long with an optional "meet the puppets and puppeteer" session afterwards. Field Trips include a show, "meet the puppets and puppeteer" session and a puppet making craft. This takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
"There is something very special about Matt Cotten and his puppetry. He carries with him a deep knowledge and a genuine, true artistry that informs his performance and teaching. My students loved working with him."
-Lorie Heald, Drama teacher at St. Gregory School, Tucson, AZ