Talking Hands Theatre

Performing Group

Talking Hands Theatre is a one-woman puppet company specializing in educational shows for young children.  Anna Sobel has been a professional puppeteer since 1998, makes her own puppets, and performs all over New England in homes, schools, libraries, and theaters.  All shows are interactive as well as musical.  

Show choices include "Race Cars," about early literacy, electric cars, and potty training, “Fairies of the Seasons,” about the seasons of the year, “Bugaboo Revue,” about bugs and how they help gardens, “Whale Tales,” about marine life, “Two Dinosaurs Are Better Than One,” about how to get along with others, and many more.  Her birthday party shows continue to delight children of all ages, and can even be tailored for babies and toddlers.  

Anna is also an experienced Jewish educator and offers entertaining shows for every Jewish holiday.

Anna also presents storytelling performances for adults.  Choose from traditional Jewish stories or bilingual storytelling alternating between French and English.

Anna is an award-winning teaching artist and holds a masters degree in Educational Theater.  She offers puppet-making workshops for a range of ages, as well as professional development workshops for teachers. She has eleven years of experience in arts integration as a teaching artist with Enchanted Circle Theater, and is available to teach short-term innovative play-making and theater residencies combined with science, language arts, or social studies curricula in elementary and middle schools.


Primary Discipline

Theater - Puppet

Additional Disciplines

Theater - Children's


Arts Instruction / Lessons
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Community Arts

Additional Links:


  • Fulbright Fellowship in India 2003-2004


  • MA in Educational Theater- New York University

Professional Associations

  • Puppeteers of America

Additional Information

  • Year founded: 2004
  • Is a Teaching Artist
  • Is a Touring Artist
  • Approx. 55 events per year
  • Geographic Reach: Nationally, Internationally
  • Seasons active: Year round