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Stonelion Puppet Theatre

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Performing Arts Centers

Mission: Public education oriented performances for public and private grade schools and community events in the region and nationally

Programs: Public education oriented performances for public and private grade schools and community events in the region and nationally

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been privileged to be involved with StoneLion Puppet Theatre for 10 years. I am continuosly amazed by the commitment StoneLion has toward teaching children of all ages about our planet and all of its inhabitants. I have been fortunate to be involved from behind the scenes as well as an audience member. My daughter loves watching and performing in shows. We look forward to many more years of StoneLion Puppet Theatre shows.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am so happy to be associated with StoneLion Puppet Theater! I started as a fan of StoneLion and after seeing several shows and hosting performances as a librarian I just knew that I wanted to do more to work with them. The Artistic Director and puppeteers are a very talented, artistic and dramatic bunch. The puppets they create are accurate, educational, beautiful and most of all fun! As an audience member I have gotten to witness spectacles that I never would have dreamed of including giant puppet pageants with huge puppet trees, pirates and even floating puppet turtles. As a Board Member I have gotten to witness a worthwhile not-for-prophet arts organization grow and flourish and become a part of the community in a long lasting and deeply impacting way. Creating amazing puppet shows is just one of the many things StoneLion is doing. Using grant funds StoneLion is responsible for planning and executing many Green Festivals in Kansas City’s urban areas. They work with the Parks and Recreation Department to provide puppets shows, arts and crafts, community information and fun to families that might not have the opportunity to be touched by the arts if it wasn’t free. StoneLion Puppet Theater is also deeply committed to educating people about working to save our environment. Using grant funds they were able to provide 50 free puppet shows about clean water to Kansas schools. I am proud to be a fan, volunteer and Board Member of this amazing organization. I am already looking forward to seeing their next show!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I love the work that StoneLion has done in teaching kids the importance of saving the planet. This has been in something as simple as throwing trash in the trashcan and not on the ground. StoneLion teaches children in a language that they can understand and not above their heads or boring, I also have never seen a group of people that love and enjoy what they do. Thank you for all that you do for our kids.