"Hand-in-Hand" Storytelling Through Shadow Theater


Performance and Storytelling Workshops. Watch now on YouTube.

戲劇欣賞及工作坊  YouTube線上收看 


English Programs

Session I: Hand in Hand performance - WED, SEPT 30, 7 PM EDT -    Worksheet   -   YouTube

Session II: Storytelling workshop - WED, OCT 7, 7 PM EDT -   Worksheet   -   YouTube

Session III: Shadow puppet workshop - TUE, OCT 13, 7 PM EDT -   Worksheet   -   YouTube


Mandarin (中文) Programs 中文場次

系列一:「手牽手」戲劇欣賞- 10/1(四)晚上7點 (美東時間)- Worksheet 活動表    -   YouTube

系列二:說故事工作坊- 10/8(四)晚上7點 (美東時間)-  Worksheet 活動表   -   YouTube

系列三:影戲工作坊- 10/15(四)晚上7點 (美東時間)-  Worksheet 活動表   -   YouTube



During this difficult time of the COVID 19 pandemic, we spend so much time with our family. What can be a better opportunity for us to know and understand each other more?  Puppetry artist Spica Wobbe interviewed her mom and used it as inspiration to create the show Hand in Hand. From these interviews and her childhood memories Spica turned those stories into shadows. The image of a mother holding her daughter’s hand conveys how the previous generation took care of the next generation. Through shadow, light, music and storytelling, it also tells how Spica's mother, a self-taught artist, Ms. Shia Zhaozhi, used her paintings to document her life stories growing up in Taipei, Taiwan. 


Beginning Tuesday, September 30, join Spica as she presents her new performance, Hand in Hand! In the weeks following the performance, Spica will lead two workshops in storytelling and shadow theater. Come learn with the artist and create your own story and bring it to life with shadow puppetry! The performance and workshops will be held in English and Mandarin.






It is highly encouraged that people attend all three events in the series, however, audiences can select any number of events (and content will still be understandable).







About the Artist

Spica Wobbe (Shu-yun Cheng) is a puppetry artist originally from Taiwan. Her work has been seen in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Holland, Germany, Israel, Austria and the U.S.  Now based in NYC, she works as a puppetry designer, performer and educator.  She received her M.A. in Educational Theater from New York University in 2003.  She established Double Image Theater Lab in 2011 to create cross-cultural productions that explore the world of the past and the present.  Spica received the Exemplary Teaching Artist Award from New York University in 2014. She is a two time recipient of the Jim Henson Foundation grant and is a 2015 Sandglass Theater New Vision Series Resident Artist. Spica was the featured artist in Shadow, Light... Hide & Seek Exhibit at WenShan Theater in Taipei in 2015 and “Heaven of Puppets Exhibit” at Taipei Puppet Museum in 2016.



鄭淑芸是來自台灣的木偶藝術家。她的作品曾在台灣、香港、韓國、日本、荷蘭、德國、以色列、奧地利及美國等地演出。她目前定居於紐約,擔任木偶設計師、表演者及藝術教師。她於2003年從紐約大學獲得教育劇院的碩士學位、於2011年成立了Double Image Theatre Lab,以創作跨文化作品、探索過去和現在的世界為主。鄭淑芸於2014年獲得紐約大學的傑出教學藝術家獎。她兩次獲得吉姆·漢森基金會(Jim Henson Foundation)的資助,並是2015年沙漏劇院(Sandglass Theater)新視野系列常駐藝術家。鄭淑芸是2015年在台北文山劇場舉行的「光影的秘密花園」展覽和2016年在台北偶戲館舉行的「木偶天堂」展覽的藝術家。