"Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay."
For Shavuot, Caravan celebrates with tales of new beginnings, wisdom, and love. Shavuot Stories features an exciting telling of the story of Naomi and Ruth.
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 SapseChildren’s Services Coordinator Minor Memorial Library, Roxbury, CT 06783
Thank you for the wonderful artist-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 DesjarlaisPrincipal, 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 MarkouCambridge’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 KatzoffProject 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 WilsonVice 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 KimballCamp 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 HirschDirector Longmeadow Montessori. Longmeadow MA
Your performance added to our event immeasurably. Thank you so much.
Lisa RocheCourten 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 StoneParent, Holyoke MA
I heard great reports from everyone who attended your show. We d love to have you back next year!
Jean GormanMelrose (MA) Chamber of Commerce
Excellent program, the children were entranced!
Paul MenglePrincipal, Center Elementary School, Longmeadow MA
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 EdgeDirector, Hampshire County HCAC
Great lessons and presentation.
Theresa PicardPTO, Strieber Elementary School Chicopee MA
Programs feature hand-crafted puppets with classic and original stories. Caravan is a great fit for schools (classrooms and assemblies), festivals, library and museum programming, parties and more! We also offer a wide range of workshops and puppetry residencies for all ages. Join us on a magical trip with our captivating productions!