Artist, Teaching Artist
- Original interactive performances
- Hands-on classes, workshops, and residencies for all ages emphasizing multiple puppetry forms and the history of puppetry; puppet design, construction, performance and manipulation; aspects of theatre, storytelling, and writing; social-emotional learning; and connections to broader curriculum
- Puppet design and construction, puppeteer training
Adam Swartz has a degree in Integrative Arts from Penn State University. He has been traveling the United States since 1999, using his powers of storytelling and puppetry for good. He has a background in performance, multimedia visual art, technical theater, and education. Adam gained much insight and experience training with the Brooklyn Puppet Conspiracy and Sesame Workshop puppeteers in New York and Texas.
For Adam Swartz Puppets, Adam creates and performs original, interactive puppet shows to entertain and educate crowds of all ages at libraries, festivals, theaters and more. He directs summer theater arts camps and presents year-round workshops for children and adults. He has been a presenter and keynote speaker for several continuing education conferences. Adam is a registered artist with the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and participates in extended classes and residency programs for schools, camps, and organizations.
Adam also designs and builds puppets for other artists. Some favorite builds include "Dragon" and "Gingy" for Shrek the Musical, "Knuffle Bunny" for Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, "Audrey II" for Little Shop of Horrors, "Wooglefoof" for The Prince's New Pet, Ariel and Caliban for The Tempest, and "Olaf" for Frozen.
In addition to puppeteering, acting, and doing technical work for his own theatre company and others, Adam is a storyteller for Middle Earth Studios in Stony Run, Pennsylvania.