Shortly after sunrise, the master surveyed the assembly of hopefuls.
"Raise your hand," he said, "if you truly want to be a puppeteer."
Each person there raised a hand.
The master smiled and said, "I'll return at dusk," then turned and walked away.

Copyright © 2019 Brian Berlin. All rights reserved.

Puppet-Object Art Shows

MR. BERLIN'S ENCHANTED PUPPET THEATRE (2020)

A puppet play by Brian Berlin

A quirky one-man puppet riff about a stage show trying to survive in a modern streaming society and a powerful exploration of artists searching for meaning and identity through their craft. Mr. Berlin’s Enchanted Puppet Theatre has lyrical poetry, live music, and commentary on the world in which we live. In this show-within-a-show, the real drama begins after the curtain falls.

Performance: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Helen Hall Library, 100 W. Walker St. League City, TX 77573

JESUS AND BLACK JESUS (2019)

A puppet play by Brian Berlin

An original comedic examination of contemporary social issues through the eyes and experiences of two retired men with too much time on their hands.

RAINA'S NEW HAND (2019)

A puppet play by Brian Berlin

Adapted from his children's short story, Raina's New Hand examines the symbiotic relationship between a young girl and the artificial intelligence contained in her artificial limb. Virtual Shadow Lab is a shadow puppet show based in the Second Life virtual world.  VSL is scheduled to premiere December 2019 on the Odyssey Simulator. Avatar name: BrianDBerlin.

PARADE AND STREET THEATRICS

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COLLABORATION

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Family Puppet Shows

FROG AND TOAD STORIES (2019)

Short puppet plays by Brian Berlin.

The 2020 season will feature original stories with Frog, Toad, and other friends and their daily adventures. Theme: friendship.

Mr. Berlin's Enchanted Puppet Theatre brings traditional tales and original stories to life through the use of puppetry. The portable theater features three stages for hand puppets, stick puppets, shadow puppets, and marionettes. Shows are 20-30 minutes in length.  Target audience age is 5-10 years.

The theatre can come to your school, home, festival, or other event.

Puppet Show

Enchanted Theatre Space Requirements

  • Width: 12' side to side
  • Depth: 6' front to back
  • Additional Depth: 8' clearance between the stage and audience
  • Accessible 120-volt outlet is required.
  • Shadow puppetry shows have additional lighting requirements.
  • Make-and-take requires adequate seating and work surfaces for all participants.
  • All family shows require active adult supervision of young audience members.

Background

Mr. Berlin is a member of:

Additionally, Mr. Berlin is a member of or affiliated with:

  • American String Teachers Association
  • Guitar Foundation of America
  • Guitar Initiative
  • Gulf Coast Guitar Association
  • National Association for Music Education
  • Organization of American Kodály Educators
  • Suzuki Association of the Americas
  • Texas Guitar Directors Association
  • Texas Music Educators Association