School Projects

For the founding members of Katkatha the love for puppetry began in school. Thus our focus on schools and school children and teachers has always been strong. Puppets are not just a form of entertainment for children but to make your own puppet, manipulate it on stage, to write the script for a puppet play or design lights and sound can be a life altering experience for children. For a teacher, puppets can be the key to opening a world of possibilities for her students enabling them to learn in multiple ways. The arts change lives and world view. We believe in this very passionately at Katkatha.

  • Productions by school children- Jenna and Garbar Chacha, Wingless, Wizard of Oz, Panjarsala, Momotaro - Annual Plays with 128 children for Cambridge Primary School annually from 2008 to 2017

  • Week long Puppet Workshop with 240 children in Neerja Modi School which culminated in a giant puppet parade (2008)

  • Tibetan teachers and children workshop organized by Govt-in-Exile at Mcleodganj in Dharamshala (September,2009)

  • Two months Project with Ryan International School to create a giant puppet show called the World is My Playground as an opening act for the Intl. Children Theatre Festival (October, 2011) in Delhi and in Mumbai in 2012

  • Annual event- Teachers’ Symposium since 2012.

  • Since 2013 this day long program is aimed at teachers of Pre-primary and Primary schools, with a focus of helping them use puppets in the classroom. Over the years the workshops have covered Shadow puppets, Material Theatre, Glove puppets and paper theatre.

  • World War I Centenary- Puppetry and History Project