Before motion pictures and television, one way people entertained themselves was by telling stories and casting shadows on a wall or screen. The Victorian Shadowlight Theater recreates this historic form of entertainment known as Shadow Puppetry. Original stories are brought to life with a costumed storyteller, shadow puppeteers, music, lighting and sound effects! Fun for the whole family!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 60 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Liability Coverage
What to Expect
Guests and Audience members will experience an enjoyable and entertaining Shadow Puppet Show. The Victorian Shadowlight Theater revives the tradition of Story Telling and Shadow Puppetry, common to stage and parlor well into the 20th century. Children will enjoy the puppets, music and stories. Adults will wonder how it all works.
Mike and Rebecca Suerdieck bring a wealth of background in Theater, Photo History, Video Production and the Performing Arts. As Husband and Wife, they dreamed of combining their talents to form a family-friendly entertainment company with historic roots. After researching shadow puppetry and a research trip to Germany to study antique puppets, Victorian Shadowlight Theater was born.
Shadow Puppet Plays are performed using Shadow Puppets behind a back-lit screen. Stories are told by Puppeteers and a Storyteller, combined with lively audience participation.
All Scripts are written by Mike and Rebecca Suerdieck. And all Puppets, Props, Costumes, Sets and Scenes are also made by Mike and Rebecca - in order to recreate an English Galanty Show - as it would have been seen in the late 19th century.
Additional Booking Notes
Stage set needs 6 feet x 12 feet area. Will need one electrical out. Room needs to be able to make dark. Audience seats are recommended. Changing room for performers preferred. Access to performance space from parking lot via rolling cart(s) needed.
Current shows available: Pied Piper, Toymakers Workshop, and Holiday Memories.
|Michael Suerdieck||Puppeteer, Co-Creator of the Victorian Shadowlight Theater|
|Rebecca Suerdieck||Story Teller, Co-Creator ot the Victorian Shadowlight Theater|
Influences & Inspiration
Walt Disney, Historic Puppeteers and Shadow Puppeteers, 18th c/ 19th c Optical Illusions and Entertainments, 19th c Paper Theaters and Toy Theaters
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