Frequently Asked Questions:
►Where does the word "Creventive" come from? +
The term “Creventive” is the brainchild of our Artistic Director and Founder, Connor Asher. It encompasses two of the most important qualities for a nourishing, artistic enterprise. Creativity and Invention.
►What is your Mission statement? +
The mission of Creventive Puppet Company is to promote the art of puppetry to audiences of all ages. We create productions that are written for a family audience, which to us means appropriate for children but also clever and entertaining to adults.
We also build our shows to tour, which means they are great for school assemblies, library performances or community events.
We are very passionate about education and offer a wide range of workshops in puppetry design, construction and performance. These classes are available for both children and adults.
► What types of services do you offer? +
Creventive Puppet Company offers a wide-range of services including: Puppet Shows, Performance/Building Workshops, Concept/Design, Custom Puppets, Walk-around Costumes, Rentals, and more.
►What are your hours of operation? +
Our hours are by appointment only! Contact us VIA email or phone if you would like to setup a visit.
►How many employees do you currently have? +
1 full-time, 3 part time.
► How long has creventive existed? +
Creventive was founded on July 4th 2014 and has been progressing ever since, thriving to expand our art forms and produce quality content through our productions for the fans!
►How does Creventive Puppet Co. support the community? +
Creventive Puppet Company provides an opportunity to experience and learn about a traditional art form that is expressive and entertaining in a way all its own. Puppets can do and show things that a person never could. They have the ability to live out the fantasies we imagine, much like a cartoon, but in a live 3-D venue. They are magic, and everyone should have a little magic in their lives.
►What sets Creventive puppet co. apart from other competitors? +
Our competitors are anyone doing live performances for a family audience, however we are different from the average performance troupe. Our puppet shows are complex works that involve many styles of puppetry and performance techniques blended together to create a unique experience.
Some styles used in our shows include shadow, hand, mouth, rod, tabletop, Czech marionette and found object puppetry to tell our stories. We layer our designs, music, scripts and performance styles together in a complementary way that fuses these separate elements into a single work of art. Our shows are special and represent us and our style. We love doing what we do and that comes across loud and clear in our shows and workshops.
►What are the specs of your puppet stage? +
Check out our "Booking Info" page for more info.
►What makes Creventive Puppet Company's shows stand out from the rest:
Each of our shows help kids build self-esteem, and social emotional skills by learn important morals including: problem solving, simple mathematics/science, teamwork, etc.
►How does each show run/begin:
Each show begins with Jeremy J. Giggles (the stage manager) coming on the stage, interacting with the audience to ensure they're ready for the show, the show begins (each extremely interactive/educational/entertaining for kids), after the show ends - a Q/A session follows along with a behind the scenes demo on how the puppet show was done, and how each puppet is operated.
►How much do your shows cost? +
Every show has different needs and sometimes requires multiple puppeteers, along with travel - shows can range anywhere from $200-500
►Do you perform at birthday parties, weddings, and other events? +
We sure do, we have a variety of different performances to suit your needs for any special event including: birthday parties, weddings, and so much more. If you want to email us with the specs of your project, please do so.
How Do I book a class/workshop? +
You can book a class/workshop by contacting us.
Why don't you regularly offer classes +
At this time, we do not have our own space so every public class we offer is generally sponsored/hosted by another venue. Interested in bringing Creventive Puppet Company to your space? Contact us for more info!
Each puppet is hand crafted to order with full-attention to detail. Once a price is agreed, Creventive Puppet Company will send a quote and ask for a 50% non returnable deposit that will go towards materials. Creventive will only ask for the remaining balance plus postage costs once you are happy with the final puppet.
General wait-times vary and are usually 6-8 weeks out until the startup, unless otherwise noted at the time of ordering. Once your puppet commission order is placed you will be given an estimated date of completion.
Work is started in the order deposits are received.
►Book 2 Shows at once
Normally our shows are $350+, get two shows for a great deal - $500.00 (Three Little Pigs + Billy Goats Gruff)
►Multiple shows in one location
Our rate is $350 for the show +100 extra per extra performance. (Must be on the same day/location)
Recieve 20 swag bags filled with merchandise related to the show including: Stickers, Buttons, Crayons and Puppet practice eye balls for an additional charge
►Billy Goats Gruff package (Show + Arts/Craft Activity)
Get our "Billy Goats Gruff puppet show" along with our arts & crafts activity for kids - $400.00
►Three Little Pigs package (Show + Arts/Craft Activity)
Get our "Three Little Pigs puppet show" along with our arts & crafts activity for kids. - $400.00
Thank you, if you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us here:
Phone: 1 (708) 310-9595