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Puppetry in Theatre and Arts Education: Head, Hands and Heart

Johanna Smith

Johanna Smith is Professor of Theatre Education, Improvisation, and Puppetry at California State University, San Bernardino where she is also part of the Entrepreneurship faculty. She has served as an artist and educator for professional theatres, museums, colleges, libraries, public schools, private schools, and preschools around the world and loves how puppetry captivates everyone, everywhere. She is a frequent presenter on puppetry as a powerful educational and artistic tool for teachers, and has taken her own "no budget" puppetry productions with CSUSB students on international tours. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Methuen Drama, 2019

Short Guides and Biography


...Connecting the art of puppetry with deeper learning for children, this workbook offers a comprehensive guide on how to bring puppetry into the classroom. It places puppet design, construction and manipulation at the heart of arts education...