Earthworm Pie Puppet Theater invited audience members to be part of the Live Story Hive at Harris Park, sponsored by the Somerville Arts Council (SAC) as part of Puppet Palooza 2015 on June 11. SAC’s Heather Balchunas warmed up the audience with a puppet snail.
Live Story Hive storytellers Kari Percival and Shawn Morrissey invited volunteers from the audience put on masks and use puppets to bring the action of the story to life.
The performers shared stories from around the world about how to stick up for the Earth and each other: Playtpus, Pick as Side! an Australian Dream time story adapted from Stories from the Billabong by James Marshall and Frances Firebrace, Mikku and the Trees, a folk tale from Estonia adapted from Earth Care, by Margaret Read MacDonald, and Gluscap and the Game Bag, an Abenaki tale from Maine, adapted from Keepers of The Earth, by Joseph Bruchac.
Interested in reproducing any of these photos? Contact our photographer, Greg Cook, for permission. Thanks for all the beautiful action photos, Greg!
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