For grades: Pre K-Grade 5
Requirements for live visit: I need two chairs , one 6' table , and access to electric outlet.
Fees for live visit: Fees start at $ 150 for puppetry and $ 250 for storytelling.
Puppet Artist / Storyteller »
He is a master puppeteer able to demonstrate a remarkable range of expression through his manipulation of the puppets. --- Aggie Steichen
Puppetry: Aesop's Fables is a collection of short stories that teach a little life lesson. Some stories featured are: "The Lion andthe Mouse", " The North Wind and the Sun", " The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse", and " The Boy Who Cried Wolf".
Wolf Tales is a glove puppet presentation of well-known stories with wolves. Featured are: " Little Red Ridinghood",and " The 3 Little Pigs".
Wisconsin Willie's Tales and Songs of Old Wisconsin is apuppet program sharing the history and folklore of Wisconsin.The show features that olde logger/storyteller Wisconsin Willieand his grand children, The Wisconsin Puppet Kids, LittlePatty Claire, and Mark. ( Available starting 11/08)
Tales From The Brothers Grimm is a collection of German tales collected by the Brothers Grimm. Some featured talesare: " The Frog Prince", " The Elves and the Shoemaker"," The Fisherman and his Wife", and " Little Red Ridinghood".
Storytelling: Kindertales is designed for pre school and early elementary school children as an interactive program integrating, storytelling, puppetry, and song into an educational and entertaining experience.
Tales Are For Telling is a multi-cultural program of world tales presenting various folk tales, myths, fairy tales, legends, celtic tales, and tall tales that come to life.
Mark McKillip is a master puppet artist/storyteller/arts educator who was twice past President of The Puppetry Guild ofGreater New York. Mr. McKillip has been staff director for TheLittle People's Theatre (NY), and has performed puppetry withThe Union Square Theatre (NY), Nassau County Puppet Theatre (NY),Hudson Vagabond Puppets (NY), Gramercy Puppet Theatre(NY),Marquis Studios(NY), Milwaukee Public Theatre(WI), Mask and Puppet Theatre(WI), and Theatre X(WI). He has twice performedat The International Puppet Festival in Mexico City and in 1985appeared at The Northeast Regional Puppet Festival. He has alsoappeared at Summerfest, Milwaukee Irishfest, Germanfest, WestAllis Western Days, Celebrate Americafest, and Art Fair on theSquare among others. Mark has designed, constructed, andperformed puppetry regularly on Cox Cable's This One's For Kidsand Time Warner Cable's Patty's Place as well as creating life size puppets for Leffert's Homestead(NY), Staten Island Park and Recreation(NY), and First Stage Milwaukee's Einstein: Hero of theMind. Mr. McKillip has taught puppetry at numerous institutionsincluding Bronx Community College, Cardinal Stritch University,University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Carroll College, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Presently he is on roster withArts@Large,Artists Working in Education, Kindcare Art Link,VSA arts Wisconsin,Organic Arts, as well as working with Milwaukee Public Theatre.