Ginger Lozar's
Puppets

 
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  Ginger has a wide variety of hand-puppet shows and programs so there is something to fit almost every need. From private birthday parties to month-long artist in education residencies, to educational workshops for other teachers and performers, Ginger and her puppets are sure to entertain, educate, and amaze! Ginger has performances suitable for every age group from toddlers to teens, and even a show or two that are specifically designed for adults to enjoy. Typical shows run about forty-five minutes to one hour and require additional time to set-up and strike the stage. For more technical information see Prices and Details. To learn more about residencies and classroom programs, click here.
 

Some of Ginger's Shows:
  • Dragon's Thaw - A Medieval Fantasy: (Includes a parade and interactive theatre presentation) This adventurous tale will take you to another world full of wizards, dragons, fairies, and princesses.

  • Call of the Sea: Pirates, mermaids, and a puzzling dilemma make this tale an entrancing mystery on the high seas! While entertained, young viewers will also learn about ocean life and the mysteries of the sea-conch.

  • The Nutcracker and the Mouse Queen: (Seasonal) This original story is the fairy-tale before the famous ballet.

  • Plum Blossom and The Dragon: A Chinese fairy-tale using one-hundred year old puppets and introducing some of the wonderful history and culture of China. The show culminates in a Chinese parade involving up to 35 of the audience members!

  • Gerelda's First Christmas:(Seasonal) The story that explains why even witches get visited by Santa.

  • Ginger has numerous other shows including: Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff , Little Red Riding-Hood, The Little Red Hen, and others. These are the classic tales you know and love, but with a few "Ginger-y" twists!


 
 
 

School and Educational Programs

Ginger has been an artist-in-residence at numerous schools, and her uses of puppets as educational tools have been the subject of many lessons and classroom projects. Her workshop presentations for teachers have been received with great acclaim from schoolteachers throughout the state. Here are just a few of the programs she has done. If you are interested in designing a curriculum for your school, or in having Ginger appear for a show or workshop, use the contact information below.
  • Enriching Your Language Arts Program With Puppets. Previous bookings at: Puppeteers of America Regional Conventions: Madison, WI; St Louis, MO; Columbus, OH; Sunnyside Teacher's Workshop for Disabled Students. Decatur, IL; Puppeteers of America National Festival, M.I.T. Cambridge, MA.

  • Leaping Leoni - Puppet Ready Literature for Story Theatre. Previous bookings at: Regional Office of Education (Seven Counties, downstate IL); Puppeteers of America National Festival, Cleveland, OH.

  • Medieval Daze- Teaching History with Puppets. Previous bookings at: Illini Reading Council, Champaign, IL; Puppeteers of America National Festival, Tampa FL.

  • From Puppets to Pencils. Previous bookings at: Woodstock, IL (Teacher's Workshop); Our Savior Lutheran School, Springfield, IL.

  • Hang it All: Easy Ways to Make Puppets From Hangers! This is Ginger's newest program and will be hosted in Chandler, Arizona by the Puppeteers of America Regional Council later this year.

 
 

 
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Contact Information
  Ginger Lozar's Puppets
1708 Salem Rd
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: (217) 352-1672
Fax: (217) 398-1998    
e-mail: vlozar@aol.com