According to the Birmingham Children’s Theatre, when it comes to a formulating a theatrical performance there are four of the main ingredients required: a performer, an audience, a story and a space.
Due to social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic, BCT performers are unable to stand on their stage in front of an audience.
In order to continue its mission and educate, enrich and entertain the Birmingham community, BCT has introduced its new Cardboard Puppet Theatre Series.
Under the guidance of BCT Associate Artistic Director Alex Ungerman, the theater’s staff has created a series of 10-minute digital puppet shows.
Original shows entitled “Anita’s Vacation,” “Harris the Helper” and “Turtle Takes Her Time,” were created to entertain children while also help young audiences process their new socially distant lifestyle.
Cardboard Puppet Theatre, as well as all BCT content, is free to the public. Shows premiere each Wednesday morning on the BCT website and Facebook page.
To support the future of BCT and the creation of more entertainment like this, donations can be made through the Save BCT Go Fund Me or at bct123.org/donate.