Damon Young

Mr. Damon’s Shadow Puppet Theater creates dynamic, interactive puppetry experiences for schools, theaters, festivals and libraries across the southeast USA. Founder Damon Young is a teaching artist and performer specializing in shadow puppet performance and collaborative theater arts. Participants in Damon’s programs celebrate the hands-on magic of storytelling and learning through puppetry, the perfect vehicle to strengthen cooperation, and empathy. Teachers and students are active creators in these educational programs, working with Damon to create interactive and unique community performance that synthesizes puppetry, music, voice and music. Dive in, play, create—be a part of the magic!

Traveling the Silk Road with Puppetry of Asia

Delivery MethodLive & Indoors Live & Online Live & Outdoors Recorded & Online
Adventure along the silk road with Mr. Damon and Fidget the Squirrel as we explore fascinating Asian puppetry traditions! This captivating performance includes mythical storytelling, authentic musical instruments and cultural traditions, comedy, and audience participation. This is a favorite among teachers and students for its entertaining demonstration of history, music, stories, and puppetry traditions of Asian cultures! Add a custom workshop so students can create their own shadow puppets!

The Light of Leonardo Da Vinci

Delivery MethodLive & Indoors
This innovative performance celebrates Leonardo Da Vinci, the gifted artist and scientist who was inspired by the natural world. Join Niccolo the knight, and his dragon, as they explore the mechanics of SIMPLE MACHINES and the properties of LIGHT. Feel the excitement of investigating science, and be inspired to joyously pursue your own creative genius. Add a custom workshop for students to create shadow puppets and stories while exploring the properties of light, engineering, and science.

The Brementown Musicians

Laugh and sing along with the animals as Mr. Damon's Shadow Puppet Theater performs a classic Brothers Grimm adventure of cooperation and creativity. This performance includes clowning, shadow puppetry, audience participation, and hilarious fun! Add on a custom workshop so students can make their own shadow puppets, and explore the magic of shadow puppet theater!