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Hi!  Here are some details about myself:
My name is: Don Stott
I have a home page at: www.eliab.com   | Is this Link Broken?
My occupation (when I'm not doing puppets!) is: Retired teacher, pastor, chaplain
My approximate age is: 0
I live in the state of:
... in the country of: Australia
Here's some information about my church or puppetry organisation:
My organisation's name is:
My organisation's website is at: www.eliab.com   | Is this Link Broken?
Some of My Puppetry Background
Q: Why do you write puppet scripts? What motivates you?
I write puppet plays to reach and teach children and adults about the Christian faith. A lot of the skits I write have been used as part of an all age worship service
or a school chapel service. I try to use a touch of humour to help with the delivery.
Q: Tell us about your church or puppet organisation.
Not answered yet.
Q: How did you get started in puppets and what attracted you to this area?
I started probably 40 years ago trying a short script as children’s talk with my own young children and then at church. People were encouraging and I kept on trying to work on the craft.
Q: Where does your inspiration come from to write puppet scripts?
Usually I write scripts when I’m leading or speaking at a children’s VBS or worship service. I pray and ask God to help me be creative in my writing so that the listeners will be impacted by the theme or message.
Q: What advice would you give to someone just starting out in puppetry?
Choose one puppet and find an appropriate name and voice to suit. Practise and seek feedback.Watch online videos and take opportunities to work with puppeteers more experienced if possible.
Q: Who are your favourite puppet characters and what do you like about them?
Ronnie is my favourite puppet. He’s became a favourite at the school where I used to work. Ronnie was a student at the fictional PLC- puppet learning centre. The boys loved to hear of his struggles, his family Ronaldo, Ronnetta, and his little bro. Later Ron.
Q: What are the most important qualities in great puppet scripts?
For children I think it’s important to keep it simple with one main teaching point. Don’t have long monologues. Keep dialogue short. Not too many characters. For Christian scripts keep faithful to Bible teaching. My view is that only puppets who are meant to be Bible characters should pray.Like a puppet dressed as Jesus not a fun puppet character I think puppets should commentate on what people believe rather than do the actual teaching.
Q: What would you do if you were a puppet?
I’d head to Eliab.com and check out the 50+ puppet scripts and see if there were some I could try out for.
And here are some other scripts by me/us:
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1. What A Gift! by Don Stott Profile available - View script

Rating: 8.1 , Votes: 9

A short script to introduce Pentecost. Ricky is going to his grandpa's party.He learns about the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Keywords: Fruit Of The Spirit  Fun  Power  Talents  Ventriloquist  Pentecost  
2. Demons Are Real Pigs by Don Stott Profile available - View script

Rating: 8.0 , Votes: 3

An interviewer speaks to Mr. Trotter (a local pigherder) about some most unusual occurances.
Keywords: Animals  Bible Stories  Devil  Faith  Fear  Jesus  Miracle  Peace  
3. Salt & Light by Don Stott Profile available - View script

Rating: 7.9 , Votes: 6

In this fun script used in a worship service, Ricky (the puppet) tries to figure out why we are meant to be salt and light to the world.
Keywords: Bible  Disciples  Evangelism  Fun  Helping others  Jesus  Obedience  Priorities  Sharing  Ventriloquist  
4. Palm Sunday by Don Stott Profile available - View script

Rating: 7.7 , Votes: 4

Dan the donkey has heard of an "icecream sundae" but not a "Palm Sunday". He finds out there's a whole lot more to learn about what happened on this day.
Keywords: Animals  Bible Stories  Easter  Fun  Jesus  Peace  Ventriloquist  
5. The Concert by Don Stott Profile available - View script

Rating: 7.6 , Votes: 6

Th concert is in two days and Ronnie wants his friend Peppi to do a daredevil diving act into a bucket of water off a high tower. Do we need to follow proper instructions or not ? Check out this fun script for two puppets.
Keywords: Bible  Choice  Confusion  Courage  Fear  Fun  Priorities  Temptation  
6. Faithfulness by Don Stott Profile available - View script

Rating: 7.5 , Votes: 2

Keywords: Faithfulness  
7. Special To God by Don Stott Profile available - View script

Rating: 7.5 , Votes: 2

Keywords: God  Love  Special  
8. Bread Of Life by Don Stott Profile available - View script

Rating: 7.5 , Votes: 2

Ronnie the puppet hears that "Jesus is the bread of life". Is this script half-baked ? Check it out to see what Ronnie finds out .
Keywords: Character  Church  Friendship  Fun  
9. Christmas Promises by Don Stott Profile available - View script

Rating: 7.5 , Votes: 4

A fun-filled simple puppet play which all ages can enjoy.
Keywords: Angels  Bible Stories  Christmas  Fun  Jesus  
10. Kismet's Christmas by Don Stott Profile available - View script

Rating: 7.5 , Votes: 2

Meet Kismet the Camel who is convinced the camels that carried the wise men were the star of the Christmas story ..or were they ?
Keywords: Angels  Animals  Bible Stories  Christmas  Fun  Jesus  
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