… about Calliope Puppets:

“You are truly an inspiration to young creative minds as you bring such meaningful tales to life through puppets.”

      Tammy Mulhearn, Youth Services Librarian, Livingston Parish Library

“Calliope Puppets was wonderfully original! The program combined music, drama, art, literature and science into an entertaining show that captured our students’ attention, made them think about the environment, and brought folktales to life. Many TEKS were woven into the presentation. It was a unique and engaging learning experience that our kids and teachers loved!”

      Beverly Tierce, Lead librarian, Northwest ISD, Fort Worth, Texas

“Calliope Puppets’ Costa Rican audiences were thrilled with the energetic performances, as well as Karen’s workshops on how to use puppets in the classroom. Both the performances and workshops left the participants begging for more.”

       Michelle Riebeling, Cultural Attaché, U.S. State Dept., San José, Costa Rica

“Your visit was a wonderful experience for our students! They not only were entertained and included in the performance, but they were informed and educated in a fun and delightful manner. We’d love to have you back!”

      Vanessa Suarez, Lead Librarian, O’Grady El. School, Mission, TX

“Y’all were T E R R I F I C! You were great and I’d bring you again in a flash.”

      Angela Hammerli, Jubilee Festival Coordinator, Nicholls State U., Thibodaux, LA

 “The teachers all thought it was wonderful: you opened their eyes to what real puppet artistry is all about!”

      Cultural Resource Coordinator, Episcopal School, Baton Rouge, LA

“The kids thought they were being entertained, but they were actually learning.”

      Laura Kaufman, Teacher, Shaw Elementary School., New Orleans, LA

“You intrigued our students’ imagination more than we expected. Wow!”

      Principal, Holy Cross School (Middle and High School for Boys), New Orleans, LA

“Your talents really reach out and touch the hearts and imagination of children.”

      Teacher, Waggaman School (for behavior disordered students), Waggaman, LA

 “Now that we know better, the stories are like a trip to a new world.”

      2nd grader, Lusher Magnet School, New Orleans, LA.

“Your show was a great hit with the audiences…as usual, a transporting performance.”

      Susan Hester Edmonds, Youth Services Coordinator, Iberia Parish Library, New Iberia, LA

“As always, your performance was outstanding…the grown-ups were as entertained as the children.”

      Cultural Arts Coordinator, St. Mary Parish Library, Franklin, LA

“Your talent is immense. We are delighted that children in all parts of the state had the opportunity to meet you and participate in your programs.”

      Judy Boyce, Outreach Director, State Library of Louisiana

 “I was totally enchanted by your puppets and your show. I know that the children were just thrilled by the experience and their parents enjoyed it also.”

      Tanya DiMaggio, Youth Services Coordinator, St. Tammany Parish Libraries