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Puppet Training Day Outline for PIT Crew 2010

I recently discovered these puppet training videos from OneWayUK. They were very informative and I used them in our workshop yesterday. Go to their youtube page and start from Part 1.

http://www.youtube.com/user/OneWayUKpuppets

Yesterday we had a workshop day for our service team we call the "P.I.T. Crew" this is a puppet/drama/service team that helps out in children's church and does puppet shows as well.

Here are some of the things we covered in our workshop:

What is the PIT Crew?
What do we do?
What are the rules for PIT Crew?

Puppet training:
Entrances/Exits
Lip Sync
Puppet Height
Characterization

We did some drama training and games
Had a little drama skit presentation

Wrote our own puppet skit and performed it later

Learned the songs for VBS

Practiced skits and lessons for Children's Church June

Brainstormed for our upcoming blacklight show in October

Performances at the end

Cleaned up!

Whew! We got a lot done and were really tired by the end. But we learned so much and had so much fun.

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