What folks are saying...
" Jonathan and Karen could not have been any better. Children and parents alike were thrilled with the performance. The program was engaging, educational, and truly interactive. The puppets were a treat to look at. He explained how many of the puppets were made with found objects. The following Storytime two sisters each brought a puppet they had made. Their grandmother said that one of the girls had seen an open pod on the ground and declared it to be a pig’s nose. Their puppets were imaginative and completely inspired by Jonathan".
Paula Sapse, Children's Services Coordinator Minor Memorial Library, Roxbury, CT
“Thank you for the wonderful arist-in-residency program! It was an outstanding learning experience for both students and staff, and I have had great feedback from parents and teachers. The students have also been enthusiastic about the program, and I believe that this was evident during your time here.”
Lisa Desjarlais, Principal, Pelham Elementary School, Pelham MA
"Aesop's Fables" was delightful, educational, fun and funny. Caravan's show demonstrates Aesop's age-old morals in a sweet, humorous and very kid-friendly way. Our students, aged 4-10, loved every minute of it.”
Erica Markou, at Cambridge's (MA) "Shady Hill School
"We brought Caravan to PS 140 and PS 60 in the Bronx to dramatize Aesop. Teachers and their classes were engaged and delighted. Mr. Keezing is a master puppeteer who, along with an instructive show, also teaches children how to be a good audience."
Howard Martin Katzoff , Project ARTS Coordinator, District 8, Bronx NY
"On Behalf of the Administrators, Faculty, Parents and Students of P.S. 140, I wish to thank you for bringing Caravan Puppets to our school. This event provided an invaluable opportunity for students to see and experience the excitement on satisfaction of a live puppet show. There have been many positive comments and enthusiastic discussions on this puppet show since your presentation. It enhances our classroom curriculum by integrating the Arts into Literacy and other subjects."
Ernest Wilson, Vice Principal, P.S. 140 Bronx NY
"Jonathan has exceptional creative talent along with the ability to share it with children of all ages. With the younger children, he is animated and nurturing. The older children respond to his creativity and his ability to reach out to them for their input. We hope that Jonathan will work with us again."
Amy Kimball, Camp Director, Jewish Community Center, Springfield MA
"Jonathan Keezing, a masterful puppeteer, has introduced to our students. Jonathan s programs are professionally assembled and performed and always have a strong educational foundation.
We highly recommend that any school program incorporate Jonathan Keezing s programs into it s curriculum."
Joanne C Hirsch, Director Longmeadow Montessori. Longmeadow MA.
"Your performance added to our event immeasurably. Thank you so much."
Lisa Roche, Courten House communications for Schreve, Crump and Lowe
"Thank you so much for a wonderful performance. It was truly magical for the children. I loved how the children were yelling out to the characters and roaring with laughter."
Cindy Stone, Parent, Holyoke MA
"I heard great reports from everyone who attended your show. We d love to have you back next year!"
Jean Gorman, Melrose (MA) Chamber of Commerce
"Jonathan is an wonderful creative talent. His shows are funny and usually contain a message sensitive to our diverse community. The message is always situated in a funny and very entertaining story. His puppets are often made out of unusual materials - they are visually arresting and capture the children s imagination. They also inspire us to make puppets and to have puppet shows."
Ellen Edge, Director, Hampshire County HCAC
" Excellent program, the children were entranced!"
Paul Mengle, Principal, Center Elementary School, Longmeadow MA .
"Great lessons and presentation."
Theresa Picard, PTO, Strieber Elementary School Chicopee MA.