Trinidad Native Elizabeth Dapo Brings Special Event To SCRT

(originally published 9/26/19)

Elizabeth Dapo, HalfMad Theatre, and six rambunctious puppets will present a new twist on the classic tale Rapunzel, on the SCRT stage, Saturday, September 28th. Part of SCRT’s on-going Special Events programming. “One woman. Two hands. Six puppets. 45 minutes of mad cap comedy chaos!”

Elizabeth (Liz) is beyond happy to be bringing a bit of what she does back to her hometown. She's been a professional theatre artist since she began working with the SCRT at age sixteen. The last ten years she's been a professional puppeteer working for companies such as Jim Henson and National Geographic. Liz is currently starting her own company to bring high quality children's and adult puppet theatre to the New York metropolitan area and is taking shows out on tour, reaching out to communities that might not normally have the means or access to the type of imaginative storytelling she loves to share. As a director, she's had glowing reviews, even winning an award for best musical at the 2017 Fringe Festival in Washington DC. In her spare time she builds puppets for various companies and sells her creatures and creations at art fairs and shows.

Liz is happily married to her best friend, Joel, and they have a fur baby named Kit. She loves coming home and can't wait to share a bit of the puppet madness with her Hoehne and Trinidad family, students, and fans.

SCRT is thrilled to have Liz back on the local stage where she has acted with several professional summer companies and produced Alice in Wonderland for Summer Camp and a stage full of local youth and life-size puppets. Liz is one of the best!

Tickets on sale now at the SCRT box office, 131 W. Main St. and online at Two shows only, Saturday, September 28th. 2 pm matinee and 7 pm evening performance. Seating is limited as only the center seating section will be available for this event. Rapunzel is appropriate for all ages and especially geared for young audiences. Delightful and engaging for all!

Photos from SCRT Summer Camp production of Alice in Wonderland, 2013.

Campers with Liz Dapo designed puppets. Photos from SCRT archives

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