The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s Dragon Puppet Theatre brings ancient and modern tales from around the world to life with colorful puppet shows. The group performs with hand-crafted, authentically costumed puppets for both K-12 classrooms and community groups.

The puppet shows are based on stories that have been handed down from generation to generation in China, Japan, Korea, and the Pacific Northwest—all regions of focus in the art museum’s collection—as well as new stories incorporating other aspects of art and the collections.



Puppet performances cost $1/attendee for private performances or $75/show for public performances. Performances typically take up to 1/2 hour.  If you are interested in scheduling a puppet show, please request a performance by completing the form at the link below or call the education department at (541) 346-0910.

Click here to request a performance.

   

Raven and Petrel
One of many Northwest Native American stories featuring the Raven, this tale reveals the efforts of the Raven as he works to get fresh water for his neighbors.
 

Kintaro
A small boy and his mother are exiled to the forest. The boy’s only friends are the animals. From them he gains the strength and courage needed when chosen to become a Samurai. Kintaro is a historic figure who is held up as a model to small boys in Japan.