ABOUT THE ARTIST
Camilla Henneman is an Educator/Artist/Puppeteer. She has been creating costumes, dolls and puppets as long as she was able to sew . Camilla holds an undergraduate degree in fashion design and Master’s degree in Education with Multiple Subject/Drama teaching credential. Additionally, Camilla has a 20 year background in creating creatures and specialty costumes for the film industry. Her work is seen in Ghostbusters 2, George of the Jungle , Harry and the Hendersons, Dumbo’s Flying Circus, Gorillas in the Mist, Shrek, and Captain EO.
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My shows can be combined with workshops or residencies. My teaching style focuses on skills training, but also emphasizes self-exploration and discovering a passion for something new. When working with schools, my shows and workshops can be tailored to tie in with Common Core standards and current curriculum. Take a look at the selection of shows and workshops I provide and choose the right one for you.
SILLY SHORTS (AVAILABLE IN SPANISH)
Silly shorts is a show with short, humorous shadow puppet skits. Shadow puppet theater is one of the most cinematic forms of puppet theater. This show can be booked in combination with a workshop or residency. Silly shorts is available in Spanish
ANANSI TRICKSTER TALES
A pop-up stage book telling of the adventures and misadventures of the African trickster character, Anansi.
WHY BUTTERFLIES DON'T FLY STRAIGHT
Humorous retelling of the Native American trickster tale of Coyote and the laughing butterflies. Good for pre-K through adult. This performance can be combined with workshops or residencies.
THE CAT WHO WALKED BY HIMSELF
A fun retelling of the Rudyard Kipling tale of an independent cat who learns to deal with humans. A fun and interactive table top show with rod puppets and shadow puppets. Good for pre-K through adult. This performance can be combined with a workshop or residency.
WORKSHOPS AND RESIDENCIES
What is a crankie? A crankie is an old storytelling art form where a long illustrated scroll is inserted into a box with an open front. The scroll is wound onto 2 spools that are hand cranked like an old time film reel. Stories can be narrated or accompanied with music or singing. In the workshop we make a crankie box and scroll with a script.
This can be a single workshop or can take place over several sessions. Several styles of maskmaking are available depending on the age and skill level. The workshop is tailored to your needs and budget.
NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP
Design and create a needle felted creature. In this workshop, we will explore basic techniques of felting. We will also learn simple wool processing and dying techniques.
PUPPET BUILDING WORKSHOP OR RESIDENCY
Hand puppets, rod puppets, shadow puppets and more. This workshop can be tailored to meet your needs. In this workshop we plan and build the puppets needed for a performance. Workshops can be a single session or a series of sessions.