A workshop utilizing story-telling, visual arts, music, and performance as tools for sharing personal narratives, inspiring the healing process. Nehprii focus’ on using the arts as a vehicle of transformation, catharsis, self-exploration and empowerment. A multisensory puppetry experience for all ages that explores what it means to be a human being.
The focus will be on storytelling and making puppets from household items. We would like to ask the participating families to bring in a few pieces of personal garbage; plastic bags, bottles, broken toys, phones, or anything!
Nehprii Amenii is a writer, puppeteer, and visual storyteller. She currently serves as creative consultant for the Alvin Ailey American Dance foundation, and also uses art to helps newly arrived immigrants share their stories! She has enjoyed over 17 years of teaching and theatre making!
Nehprii Amenii is an artist, writer, director and educator. As a theatre artist, she has a passion for both puppetry and grand-scale spectacle. She creates experiences that dismantle the wall between players and audiences aiming to enchant the imagination and inspire new ways of seeing and thinking. Nehprii is founder and Artistic Director of Khunum productions. Khunum Productions is in its early phases of development and currently serves as an umbrella company covering the vast array of her creative works ranging from publishing and arts education to event planning and theatrical performance. Nehprii currently uses multi-media arts and story telling to teach English to young immigrants within New York public schools. She holds a BA in Creative Communications, an interdisciplinary degree of Creative Writing, Studio Arts, and Mass Communications from the University of Minnesota. She holds an MFA in Theatre Production from Sarah Lawrence College.
La MaMa Kids 2023–2024 is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional support provided by The William C. Bullitt Foundation, Con Edison, the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Jim Henson Foundation and The SQA Foundation.
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