Leela Puppet Theater
The theater was founded by Gary Gewant in 1978, who trained
in Rajasthan at the Bharatya Lok Kala Mandal Folk Museum
in Rajasthan, India. The theater performs at schools, events,
and fairs across the country. The traveling troupe is based
in Ulster County, New York.
Some of the shows they have performed include themes around:
the "Ramayana", "Tales of Nassrudin",
and "The Miracle of Puran Bhagat".
They have special shows and workshops for schools where maps
of India are shown, ancient stories of India are explained,
vocabulary lists, and homework and research materials provided
for students to prepare for the workshop beforehand.