Bread & Puppet is Coming: Free Cantastoria Workshop for Appalachian Community
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bread & Puppet, one of the oldest non-profit political theater companies in the U.S., begins its short-time residence at Appalachian with its famed Cantastoria Workshop for the university and broader public. "Cantastoria" is a street theater form championed by Bread & Puppet that involves the narration of pictures using song, movement, text and puppetry. The company will perform a B&P Cantastoria and then teach workshop participants how to make new Cantastorias in small groups. Participants are encouraged to bring some sound-making objects such as trumpets, paper bags and egg beaters. This two-part workshop is open to everyone. It will be offered on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. on the lawn next to Valborg Theater (Rain location: Schaefer Center). Organized by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies with numerous on-campus partners.
For more information and to register for this in-person workshop, see https://holocaust.appstate.edu/legendary-non-profit-political-theater-company-bread-puppet-stage-colorful-workshop-and-performance.
About the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies
Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies was founded in 2002 to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers and the community. Located administratively within the College of Arts and Sciences, the center seeks to strengthen tolerance, understanding and remembrance by increasing the knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust, and utilizing these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for human improvement and the prevention of further genocides. The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies is an associate institutional member of the Association of Jewish Studies, a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and a member of the North Carolina Consortium of Jewish Studies.