Delivering the Magic of Storytelling to Your Local Library

Traditional stories with a whimsical twist.

I believe that the greatest truths are found in stories, and the stories that you read, see, and hear throughout your life help shape who you are, how you live, and how you treat others. This is the underlying principle driving Corcoran Puppets.

Pam Cocoran

Announcing: Live, Remote, and Virtual Puppet Performances

We have been experimenting with new outdoor stages and expanding our virtual and online capabilities. No matter whether patrons are gathering at the library or enjoying the show from the comfort of their homes, we can share the joy of our performances.

A variety of delightful shows are available in person or online with more in development.

Our Shows

Donkey Tales

Two tales about donkeys! The well known tale, The Bremen Town Musicians, is followed by a sweet story called That Donkey. That Donkey gets cold ears, and a little girl finds a solution. These two stories are performed on a table-top, with a miniature stage and Bohemian Rod Marionettes.

The Three Little Pigs

The Corcoran Puppets version includes a pig who is a musician (live harmonica music in the show!), another who is a scientist, and a third who is an artist. It is the combination of their skills that leads to a peaceful and joyful conclusion!
Performed on a traditional proscenium puppet stage.

The Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, all of a summers day! This time, the queen is making tarts for her dog. Jolly the Jester is in for a big surprise when he realizes what she has put in these tarts.

The Adventures of August and June

In this series, August the wizard seeks the very best practices to keep his little dragon, June, in the best of health. Each episode conveys a concept in a way young children can understand; hand-washing, dental care, exercise, healthful eating, and pet safety.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Why won’t that troll take a bath? Will Bart, Bill, and Bob ever get to eat the green grass in the meadow again? Find out in this fun version of the traditional tale.

What People Are Saying

Pam Corcoran and her puppets are loved by children of all ages. The healthy messages given through the puppets makes learning healthy lifestyle choices fun and helps the
children remember the importance of each topic discussed by August and June and their friends for many years to come!

Melissa Schmidt

Coordinator, Stratford Family Resource Center

Pam is extremely gifted at working with children and young people of all ages. She communicates well; she is patient but firm; she notices and understands differences in ability levels and gives individual help when appropriate while never doing things for the students. I have learned a great deal from working with her and hope to continue our collaboration indefinitely!

Monica Leo

Managing Director/Puppeteer

I just wanted to say thank you again for the great puppet shows. The children are still talking about 'The Adventures of August and June"! It's so nice to have you in our community! Your approach to teaching children is fantastic! Having fun and learning at the same time. Keep up the good work and we look forward to August and Junes' next adventure!

Susan Katner

Director, Stevens Point Family Resource Center

Request a Performance:

To find out how we can bring our performances to your library, school, museum, or organization, please inquire below.

About Pam Corcoran

Since 1983, Pam Corcoran has brought stories to life with her original hand-made puppets. Traditional stories with a whimsical twist, The Adventures of August and June, (a series on healthful habits), and a series based on Jolly the Jester from The Queen of Hearts have been toured to libraries, schools, festivals, museums, and theaters.

As a workshop presenter, she has served as Artist in Residence for Wisconsin Arts for All for over 25 years, as well as presenting puppetry workshops in schools for ages K-12. She has presented her needle felting workshop at National Puppeteers of America festivals, Owl Glass Puppetry Center, and more.

She began needle felting with un-spun wool around 2000, and now, 20 years later, is still discovering ways to use this marvelous, renewable resource. (The backyard woolies need to be shorn every Spring - that is quite a bit of wool!)

Annabell, one of our sheep.