Marilyn Price Storyteller | Educator | Puppeteer
About Marilyn
Performances Puppets and Stories
Publications
Adult Teaching and Telling
Upcoming Performances
Artist in Residence
Workshops and Professional Development
Judaism

Marilyn Price is a nationally known puppeteer and storyteller who has been using puppets "to sell Judaism through stories to everybody, even those who don't yet care" for over twenty years. Because, as she says, "I love being Jewish and I value Judaism's lessons". Marilyn's uniquely hand-crafted characters convey and enthusiasm for the joy of Jewish living to all of her audiences both young and less-young. She does a wide variety of programs for all sorts of audiences (Jewish and not) and Jewish pupperty is not her major business, but it is that with which she is most closely connected.

Over the years Marilyn and her puppets have traveled to every corner of the United States using original scripts based on Bible, the Midrash and Hasidic tales. Her choice of materials - she makes all her puppets – reflects her impish sense of humor as nerf balls, feather dusters, toilet paper tubes and baby sleepers come to life with her touch.

Among her Jewish creations are the talking latke (potato pancake) and a unique ensemble of other handcrafted characters that help to make up her Punch and Judaism program, a collection of stories centered on Jewish heritage and values, adaptable for all audiences.

Special Projects
Bio and Photos
Contact and Booking

Also, in 1998, Torah Aura Productions published Marilyn Price and Friends present the Alphabet from Alef to Tav
A Hebrew Reading Readiness Adventure.  She created a weekly column for teaching the Torah portions (parshat) for Torah Aura as well.

Marilyn has taught and performed at CAJE, the national convention of the Women of Reform Judaism, NFTY and BBYO leadership retreats, Melton Centers' educators conferences, HUC-JIR in Cincinnati and California, and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia to name a few. Part of her "mission" has been to teach the art of storytelling to teachers throughout the United States and she is the author of a bi-monthly feature on puppetry for Shofar Magazine.

Marilyn is active in both Reconstructionist and Reform Jewish life. She served on the task force for AIDS for the UAHC-CCAR joint commission and is currently on the Full Time Jewish Education Committee for Lifelong Jewish Learning. She has Chaired the Youth Commission for the Reconstructionist Movement and served on the Board of Governors for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.