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Hi!  Here are some details about myself:
My name is: Eve Yarroll
I have a home page at:
My occupation (when I'm not doing puppets!) is:
My approximate age is: Not specified
I live in the state of: PA
... in the country of: United States
Here's some information about my church or puppetry organisation:
My organisation's name is: Hearts N Hands Puppet Ministry
My organisation's website is at:
Some of My Puppetry Background
Q: Why do you write puppet scripts? What motivates you?
I write puppet scripts primarily for puppet ministry. I am motivated by a desire to educate and amuse. I also like correographing puppets to perform songs.
Q: Tell us about your church or puppet organisation.
Hearts n Hands Puppet Ministry is affiliated with Bethany Lutheran Church of Bethel Park, PA. We meet once a week with occasional breaks. We primarily do shows for the Sunday School, but have also performed for Girl Scout troops, at a library, preschools, an elderly care facility, and at Lutherlyn. Our group currently consists of two co-leaders and 8 youth puppeteers aged from 4th grade through high school. The younger ones primarily do props. Our program is a ministry in two ways. It is a ministry to those who see the shows, teaching them about the Bible and the Good News of Jesus. It is also a ministry to the puppeteers, reinforcing to them the same messages they're giving in the shows but also teaching them responsibility and cooperation, and even faith (like faith that that a particularly troublesome show will all come together by the time we have to perform it)

We do three kinds of puppet shows:

1) About twice a month at the beginning of Sunday School we have "Jubilee", a child-like ferret puppet whom I manipulate, interact one on one with the Sunday School assembly leader. This requires minimal preparation.

2) Once a month we have a story type puppet show which illustrates the current Sunday School lesson. This we practice for two to three weeks.

3) Once or twice a year we have a longer show for Christmas or Easter or just because. These could also be multiple short scripts or acting out songs. Longer shows require about two months practice.

We also have a few scripts we know well which we use when performing away from our home Church.
Q: How did you get started in puppets and what attracted you to this area?
I've always loved puppets. When I was a kid I wanted to be on Sesame Street, but never seriously pursued it, but when a woman at my church asked if I would be interested in leading puppet ministry with her I leaped at the chance.
Q: Where does your inspiration come from to write puppet scripts?
Inspiration usually comes from the Sunday School curriculum or the church lectionary or books of children's devotions. I find it difficult to write without a topic beforehand. When I know what the children will be studying in a given week I can start out with a bible story or a value we want to express and see where that leads me. Having a puppet show about the same thing they are learning in Sunday school or the children's sermon also helps reinforce the lesson. Once I have a topic I am also inspired by current events and literature. I find different character types from tv and movies.
Q: What advice would you give to someone just starting out in puppetry?
Start small. Seek out puppet scripts (or write them) which don't require elaborate props or scene changes and work your way up to more complicated fare.
Q: Who are your favourite puppet characters and what do you like about them?
Kermit the Frog is my all time favorite puppet character. He is honest and principled and manages to command respect while still being silly, extremely likeable, and approachable. He is an authority figure puppet that children naturally want to come up and hug.
Q: What are the most important qualities in great puppet scripts?
They should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Puppets should have natural sounding lines. They should have characters with distinct personality characteristics that people can recognize without being told. Scripts should be properly suited to an audience.
Q: What would you do if you were a puppet?
If I were a puppet I would speak my mind without being afraid of what anyone thought of me.
And here are some other scripts by me/us:
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1. Pizza For 5000 by Eve Yarroll Profile available - View script

Rating: 8.2 , Votes: 4

By the Sea of Galilee Philip, charged by Jesus to feed the 5000 people who have come to hear him, tries to order pizza and is mad when told the 30 minutes or free guarantee doesn't apply. Andrew, however, informs him that it's already been taken care of.
Keywords: Bible  Bible Stories  Disciples  Jesus  Miracle  Sharing  
2. Brussels Sprouts Of The Spirit by Eve Yarroll Profile available - View script

Rating: 7.0 , Votes: 2

A new kid at school tries to find a seat in the crowded lunch room. Snobby kids won't let him sit with them, because he doesn't have the right hair, but Eric convinces his friends to be kind to the new boy and invite him over.
Keywords: Character  Friendship  Fruit Of The Spirit  Golden Rule  Self-control  Sharing  
3. Unused Gifts by Eve Yarroll Profile available - View script

Rating: 7.0 , Votes: 2

Jubilee wants to make a special cupboard to lock away her pretty new Bible so it won't get dirty. Melba uses the Parable of the Talents to demonstrate that the Word of God is a treasure to be put to work in the world, not locked away for safekeeping.
Keywords: Bible  Evangelism  Jesus  Parable  Servant  Stewardship  Talents  
4. Using Your Powers by Eve Yarroll Profile available - View script

Rating: 6.8 , Votes: 2

Kids discuss how they will use their gifts from God to serve him. They don't need spectacular gifts like breathing fire to do good, but you can serve God doing things you like.
Keywords: Stewardship  
5. John The Baptist Press Conference by Eve Yarroll Profile available - View script

Rating: 6.7 , Votes: 1

The priests and Levites are grilling John the Baptist about who he is and what he's doing. He explains he is not the Christ, but merely helping people prepare for the coming of the real deal!
Keywords: Baptism  Bible Stories  Holy Spirit  Jesus  
6. Zombie Attack! by Eve Yarroll Profile available - View script

Rating: 6.3 , Votes: 1

Jubilee has a backpack filled with supplies she might need in case of a zombie apocalypse. It sounds ridiculous, but Noah's neighbors must have thought his claims of a coming flood were just as crazy.
Keywords: Bible  Bible Stories  Halloween  Science Fiction  
7. Creation Rap by Eve Yarroll Profile available - View script

Rating: 6.0 , Votes: 1

A poem/rap accounting the days of Creation. Uses several puppeteers to handle all the props OR poem can be read by one or two puppets with your own choreography.
Keywords: Bible  Bible Stories  Creation  God  Image Of God  Jesus  Miracle  
8. Ten Lepers And A Leopard by Eve Yarroll Profile available - View script

Rating: 5.7 , Votes: 1

Mostly narrated description of Jesus healing the lepers with an explanation of leprosy and the role of the priests.
Keywords: Bible Stories  Healing  Jesus  Miracle  
9. The Power Of Words by Eve Yarroll Profile available - View script

Rating: 5.7 , Votes: 1

We've been studying the six days of creation, but Jubilee wants to know how God could create the universe out of just words. She learns how powerful words really are, and that there is a second story of creation that explains Jesus is the Word of God made flesh.
Keywords: Creation  Jesus  
10. Waiting by Eve Yarroll Profile available - View script

Rating: 0.0 , Votes: 0

An "Are we there yet?" script. Family driving home after Thanksgiving talks about the Israelites wandering in the wilderness.
Keywords: Faithfulness  Patience  Promises  Thanksgiving  
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