Young Audiences in Baltimore

This summer I worked for an amazing non-profit, Young Audiences, at a summer program called Summer Arts and Learning Academy. It was an inspiring experience teaching puppetry integrated with math and literacy to K-2 kids. Here’s more about it – with a short highlight of my student’s puppets!

And more on NPR’s On The Record interview about Halting Summer Slide:



New Show Wanda and the 3 Potions on Sept 1!

Our new show Wanda and the 3 Potions is kicking off a puppet series at the Cherry Artspace (102 Cherry St. Ithaca NY) on Saturday, September 1st at 10:30 am.
Wanda the Wizard has always been very helpful on the set of Aunt Irene’s variety show, but her new potions are making a magical mess. See the singing Ms. Lips, a many eyed monster, a celebrity giraffe and more! Live music by classically trained Matthew Ocone. See a sneak peek at how the magic is made after the show!
More info on the whole series HERE.
Ticket prices
Adults: $12
Kids: $8
Kids 2 and under are FREE

LilySilly Comes to Baltimore!

Hooray – we’re performing this Sunday Aug 5, 2018 at the Black Cherry Puppet Theater in Baltimore! What a treat to be in this fun place with our puppets.



LilySilly Puppets 
at Black Cherry! 
1115 Hollins Street 
Baltimore, Maryland 21223
Sunday August 5th at 6pm

Tickets available online HERE! 
$5 children & $10/8 for Adults 

A puppet show for all ages, filled with music and fantastic variety acts. See a singing sloth, the mysterious Linked Lizard, Rosita the flamenco dancer and Wanda the Wizard. Things seem to go awry as a needy witch casts spells to compete with acts and musical numbers. Live music by classically trained guitarist Matthew Ocone. Songs in Spanish, English, Russian and French.

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A Crankie Afternoon with Lily Silly

Did you miss the Crankie Cabaret but still want to check out these crankie things? Saw the Cabaret and want to see more? We’re coming to Danby.

Feb 11 @ 3pm

Danby Town Hall 1830 Danby Rd

What is a crankie? A crankie is an old storytelling art form. A long illustrated scroll is wound onto two spools which are loaded into a box with a viewing screen. The scroll is hand-cranked while the story is told, accompanied by song, music or puppetry. Come see four original crankie creations with live music and puppetry by Edith McCrea, Isaac Sharp, Lily Gershon, Matt Ocone, and Marina Gershon.

The Ballad of Lady Margaret: A ballad, or story-song, from Francis James Child’s collection, that seems to date back to the late 17th or early 18th century. Ballads originated in Europe during the Middle Ages, and some were passed down orally well into the 20th century. Like many ballads, Lady Margaret is a tale of betrayal and tragedy.

The Graphic Score: A short introduction to the twentieth century concept of a graphical music score, followed by a performance of “Indentation #3” by Italian post-futurist Luigi Chiavetta, with a crankie version of the score.

Duck Odyssey: On January 10, 1992 a cargo container full of rubber ducks and other plastic toys fell off of a ship into the Pacific Ocean, spilling it’s contents. In the years since, these durable little seafarers have washed up on beaches around the world. This is the story of one such rubber duck and its journey across the sea.

Stories of a Russian Dad: Lily brings to life an interview with her father about his experiences in the Soviet Union in the 1970s.

Join us at the Town Hall for this exciting and unique performance. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Danby Community Council with support from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.

More info at