Upcoming performances & events

“Halloween Party”
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 from 2-4pm
Shadow Puppet workshop & more with Costume Parade led by Oberon at the end
Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

“Marvelous Metamorphoses” Sept. 28, 2019 at 12:30pm performance
Butterfly & Bee puppet workshops also at Monarch/Pollinator Festival (10am-3pm) by NYC Audubon
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (visitor center), NYC

“Marvelous Metamorphoses”
Sept. 14, 2019
Performance with changes and life cycles of butterflies, frogs and more!
Kids Fest 2019, Madison Square Park, NYC

Making Connections through Puppetry
August 15, 16, & 17, 2019 daily from 9:00am-3:00pm
Artistic Director Adelka Polak assists Z. Briggs in teaching 3-day PD intensive
Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NYC

Ibex Puppetry’s “Harmonious Migrations”
July 25, 2019
Artistic Director Adelka Polak performs in Ibex Puppetry’s “Harmonious Migrations”
Chief Crazy Horse Memorial, South Dakota

National Puppetry Festival
July 16-21, 2019
Artistic Director Adelka Polak performs in Ibex Puppetry’s “Harmonious Migrations”
Minneapolis, Minnesota

NYC Audubon & Ibex Puppetry collaboration
June 9 & 23; July 6 & 13*; August 3, 18 & 31
Adelka Polak teaches nature crafting workshops; “Harmonious Migrations” performance July 13*
Nolan Park #17, Governor’s Island, NYC

“Heart on Fire” benefit concert
Sunday, June 30, 2019, 3-10pm
duck puppets for the Choose Love Foundation event
Ives Concert Park, Danbury, CT

Masque Family Theater opening reception
Friday, June 28, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm
Studio 550
Bethlehem, CT - read more at the www.countytimes.com

“Wonderful Walkabouts”
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 5:30-6:30pm
Oberon & Titania walkabout on the New Haven Green before the evening concert
Arts & Ideas Festival, New Haven, CT

*We serve over 1,500 in Hartford public schools alone. If you would like to donate to our materials budget for puppet-making, please contact us! You can help us in the business of joy-making with your generous donation, making art accessible and affordable for our newest generation in the schools.


“Frogs Make Me Hoppy”
ongoing in Hartford Public Schools now through June 2019
Frog Puppet-Making workshop includes a story book reading and final movement workshop
*Hartford Performs, Hartford, CT

“While You Are Out”
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2pm
This fairy-filled happening includes Act II of Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream”
La Mama Kids, NYC

“Ajijaak on Turtle Island”
March 1-10, 2019
Adelka Polak performs in Ibex Puppetry’s performance
New Victory Theater, New 42nd Street, NYC

“Making Connections Through Puppetry”
May/June 2019 - two part workshop
Adelka Polak assists Z. Briggs of the Henson Foundation in Professional Development Training
Museum of the Moving Image, NYC

“Marvelous Transformations: Monarch Migrations”
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 2pm
Butterfly Puppet-Making Workshop
Darien Branch Library, Darien, CT

”Mask & Movement” workshops
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019
Mask & Movement Workshop for high school theater students
West Hartford, CT

“Gifts for the River”
Oct. 31-Nov. 9, 2018
Artist Residency led by Ty Defoe with Kate Freer & Denise Fanning
Central Michigan University

“West African Puppet-making for learning language”
September-October 2018
Artist Residency in French classes at Cutler Middle School
Mystic, CT

Film Release Date "The Seagull" directed by Michael Mayar
Friday, May 11
- Sova Theater featured Puppetry Movement Consultant for the "play within the play" scene.

Please contact Adelka Polak to book national/international residencies, workshops & performances. Please contact Arts for Learning CT for bookings in the state of CT.

View Hartford Performs website for program sheets for selected workshops & performances.