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First Scene: No Way?!
Schpountz and the Others

A new puppet show for 4th and 5th grades

The play was conceived like a riddle, without language, and is about differences and feelings.
Can we identify the feelings of others? Do we have the same feelings for the same reasons? The show plays on the fine line between sympathy, empathy and compassion.

A puppet and object show in seven scenes, during which Schpountz will nearly die of a giggle crisis, wander in the kingdom of boredom, reach the frontier of self-pity, be caught in a fit of anger and so on. Who are the others and what if you were one of them?

"The puppet show really focused on objects in a new way-- it went beyond size, shape and quantity and asked the audience to think about the meaning-- which again engaged students in critical thinking skills and conversations. We now have even more ways to encourage the students to think deeply about each element they see and hear, be it a puppet show, novel, portrait, or other authentic problem solving situation. I absolutely loved the show!" Fifth grade teacher, Janet Kahn School of Integrated Arts


Second Scene: Choosing
More about Schpountz!
"Two weeks after the show, I spoke with one of my kids, who might be considered a tough nut...he stated that he enjoyed it and would watch another show if he was given a chance to. That says a lot!

Thanks so much for your hard work!"
Rebecca Vesely, Principal/Education Program Administrator, (Acting), Pueblo of Isleta Elementary School

"It was amazing to see how all the students interpreting the show, although there was no words. I also liked how engaged my students were the entire time. Thank you!‬‬‬‬‬‬‬"

Joanna Garcia, 4th Grade Teacher, Rudolfo Anaya Elementary


Seventh Scene: Help
BOOKING now through the fall semester:


Office: 505.344.2186
Cell: 505.980-6684

Friends of Puppet & Object Theatre, established in May, 2004, is the non-profit 501(c)(3) arm of Loren Kahn Puppet & Object Theatre.

The Loren Kahn Puppet & Object Theatre has been funded by the City of Albuquerque's Urban Enhancement Trust Fund, McCune Charitable Foundation, the Albuquerque Community Foundation, New Mexico Arts, Bernalillo County, FUNd of the Albuquerque Community Foundation, Vintage Albuquerque, Henry Fund for Performing Arts and Maggie’s Giving Circle.

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April 4, 2018
Upcoming Shows!
SHOWS Upcoming!! at the Albuquerque Public Libraries: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:30, FLOPPO, a...
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August 15, 2012
2012 -2013
Looking forward to the coming season, we have grants from the McCune Foundation, New Mexico Arts and...
2012 -2013

August 15, 2012
Autumn 2012
Good news! Still here, with a lot going on: - We look forward to going to Berlin in September, 2012,...
Autumn 2012

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