Puppetry, Clown and Devising Classes
These college-level classes explored how puppetry and clown theatre lend themselves to original, physical and interdisciplinary work. The exercises and projects focused on spontaneity, authenticity, and creating the show that is “in the room.”
Text Study Workshops
Object Theatre is a powerful tool for creative text study, as the creator-performer thoughtfully chooses objects to play the characters. Workshop participants have in-depth conversations about a story, developing and sharing their unique point of view. Ora has brought her object theatre workshops to kids, families and educators.
These puppetry workshops empower kids and adults with basic puppetry manipulation skills. Participants learn basic hand and/or tabletop puppetry techniques through exercises that focus on breath, movement and ensemble. Ora has also worked as a puppetry coach, supporting educators interested in using puppets in the classroom.
Educator, Teaching Artist
Ora is a visiting teaching artist at Jewish after school programs all around New York - and beyond. Ora's work in Jewish communities is built on the idea that self-expression and collaboration are a crucial part of the Jewish study experience. Using unique methods of storytelling, puppets, everyday objects, and lots of imagination, people of any age can engage in meaningful and creative study. Ora was awarded the Jewish Education Project's Young Pioneers Award for innovation in Jewish education and was named one of the NY Jewish Week's 36 Under 36. You can check out her Jewish educational work, including fun puppet music videos and Tabletop Torah, Torah text study through object theatre, at yellowsneakerpuppets.com