Director: Lily Gershon

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Lilypad Puppet Theatre is a 501c3 non-profit in the Ithaca area. We produce a monthly series for families with original shows and live music. Each show explores a different style of puppetry – marionettes, hand puppets, shadow puppets, crankies and more. After each show, the audience is invited to see how the magic is made with a peek at the backstage and an opportunity to ask questions. We also offer puppet-making workshops for all ages in which participants make puppets to take home after seeing a performance in that style. We also produce an annual show for adults called the Crankie Cabaret. In this variety show, we invite visual artists, puppeteers, storytellers and musicians to collaborate with us and with each other to create short scrolling stories, using the unique format of the crankie.