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Open Eye is committed to economic accessibility to the Arts.  A Pay-as-Able ticket request may be made at the door for any show that is not sold out.

Puppetry Workshops

The Enchanting World of Shadow Puppets  

Saturday, December 6

9:30 am – 12:30 pm


Workshop Description

Participants will examine where world traditional and experimental modern artists have taken shadow puppetry, a magical and mesmerizing puppet form. We will then roll up our sleeves and together bring to life a Mongolian folktale on the shadow screen, learning to create a variety of shadow puppet forms- and how to effectively make them "come to life"! The low-tech/high magic techniques presented in this workshop are perfect for the classroom, stage, as well as the "winter night living room story-teller".

Coffee, donuts, materials, and fun all included!


Dan Polhnau

Artist Bio

Daniel Polnau has been a Puppet Thaumaturge, Storyteller, Teaching Artist, Playwright, Director, Lecturer, Performer, and Visual Artist for over 30 years. He is the founder of Dreaming Crow Puppet Collective. Polnau specializes in low-tech-high-magic and voodoo-baroque artistic techniques and philosophies. Awards include The Lila Wallace Readers' Digest Artists International Fellowship. Dan lived on the islands of Bali and Java, Indonesia studying Shadow Puppetry for 6 months.


To reserve your spot, please purchase your ticket on Brown Paper Tickets.
Or, to make a reservation you can call our office at (612) 874-6338.

There are 16 spots available for this workshop. 
Pre-purchase or reservations are strongly recommended.