The Kennedy Center

Daniel Barash



Biography

Daniel Barash, founding Director of THE SHADOW PUPPETWORKSHOP, relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area from Washington, D.C. in 2009. Since founding his arts-in-education organization, he has conducted hundreds of assembly programs, workshops, and residencies at local schools, museums, and libraries. He holds a Masters Degree in elementary education from New York University, and has pioneered the use of shadow puppetry, an ancient Asian art form, in diverse formal and informal educational settings. Daniel performed a one-man educational theater program for more than 100,000 students across the United States, and has worked with students in Belarus, India, Laos, and Lithuania. He regularly conducts trainings for educators in the use of shadow puppetry to explore curricula, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Daniel Barash