P U P P E T    C L U B !


A place for those who love puppets to come together!

Drama of Works is proud to announce that we have received a mini-grant from ART/NY, as a part of their Accessibility Cohort, to embark on a project that's been on our minds for many years now...

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 We would like to let you know about PUPPET CLUB, a place where individuals who are "differently-wired" (those with ASD, ID, developmental disabilities, etc.) can meet and discuss their love of puppetry. We see that puppetry (and specifically hand and rod/Muppet-style puppetry) is extremely meaningful in the lives of many of these individuals and we want to give them a space to explore their shared interests and make new connections, relationships, and hopefully friendships. 


PUPPET CLUB details...

  • Our virtual meetings are held over ZOOM

  • Meetings are typically Friday nights at 7pm

  • The next meeting will discuss puppetry design, sound, voices, and other aspects of creating a piece of puppet art!

  • Potential members must be "differently-wired" and at least 14 years of age (parents/guardians are welcome to attend as well of course)

  • Email us for more specific details!

If you're wondering if you or someone you know might be a suitable CLUB MEMBER, please email us  (info@dramaofworks.com) and we'll be happy to answer any questions you might have!

If you're pretty sure you are a good candidate - go ahead and fill out our APPLICATION FORM!

Every meeting includes mingling, singalongs, puppet/art show and tells, and watching puppet videos, with a special activity each time. Members will have a say in what goes on for each meeting.

CLUB founding member Marty Dworkis

A recent ZOOM club meeting...

Puppet Club is lead by DOW Artistic Director Drama of Works Gretchen Van Lente who has over 15 years of experience as a teaching artist with children with special needs. She also holds a Masters in Education for Special Education and has worked for five years in the New York City Public School system as a theater teacher in District 75.