Puppetry in Practice (PiP), Inc is committed to a multi-arts approach to literacy and learning. PIP is a non-profit organization
founded in 1980 by English as a Second Language educator Dr. Tova Ackerman.
Developed in association with Brooklyn College, PiP conducts school residencies
(Pre-K to 12), afterschool workshops and literacy-based parent-child programs,
teacher training seminars and graduate courses. PiP has placed dynamic and
professional teaching artists into NYC schools to cover a broad range of
curriculum topics and areas of study with a hands-on, arts-based approach. Our
projects range from puppet making and performance to stop-motion animation.
Over the years, our staff has consisted of working artists at various stages in
their professional careers. They have been performers, teachers, puppet
builders, artists, filmmakers, musicians, authors and illustrators. They have
performed puppet shows, led theater programming in schools and developed
arts-based projects with students, teachers and parents throughout NYC.