Blog Spotlight on Becky Becker…

becky1There is something very special to be said about doing what you love for a living. No matter what it might be, it is amazing to be able to put your whole heart into something. That is exactly what puppeteer, Becky Becker, has been doing with her self-made organization since 1980.

Becky Becker established Becky’s Box of Puppets in 1980 after becoming interested in making her own puppets. She didn’t do anything with her creations until she met the education director of the Charleston Museum, who suggested Becky start performing – something that Becker had not becky2considered before. From this, Becker began doing shows at the museum. School groups would come in and see the talent and joy that emanated from Becky and her puppets, and soon Becker was getting calls to perform at schools in the area and even at store openings. Her small start in the museum skyrocketed her into a career she never even knew possible.

Becky and her Box of Puppets joined Engaging Creative Minds at the time that ECM started, almost two years ago. Since starting with ECM, Becker has gotten the chance to work with students and teachers in the local schools. Her favorite part about spending her weeks at the schools is the enthusiasm that she gets to becky3witness from the students. The feedback of something so simple as a laugh or a smile tells Becker that her work is appreciated and enjoyed, and this is what makes her love what she does. She is able to positively influence, help, and connect with the children that she works with in the local schools.

Becker connects with her audiences through her use of her homemade puppets and stories. She often takes a spin on the classics, such as the mother goose nursery rhyme, and makes it a hit for all ages – especially appealing to children. You can also see Becker and her puppets performing the Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. Her work in the community (local schools, Piccolo Spoleto, summer programs, festivals, private parties, etc) and with Engaging Creative Minds is unique and very much loved. ECM is excited to becky4continue our work with Becker and we look forward to seeing what she does with the community in the future. Get to know more about Becker, her puppets and her performances on her website