Upcoming performances & events

“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

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

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

“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

*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.


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

“Marvelous Transformations: Monarch Migrations”
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
Butterfly Puppet-Making Workshop, FREE
Dwight Branch Library, Hartford, 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.

For bookings for this year please contact Adelka Polak, Arts for Learning CT, or Hartford Performs.

Please note that Adelka Polak collaborates with many wonderful artists from around the globe.  One notable performance in which Adelka will perform is upcoming by Ibex Puppetry & Ty Defoe. "Ajijaak on Turtle Island" at the New Victory Theater in NYC, March 1-10, 2019.