Betsy Tobin

In Colorado, Betsy Tobin works with organizations such as Think 360 Arts (Performance Roster & Residency program), Naropa University, Horizons K-8 School, BCSIS, Fort Lewis College, Metro State Community College, University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, Mizel Museum, Jewish Cultural Center of Denver, the Aesthetic Education Institute of Colorado, and numerous schools, theatres and libraries.

“Betsy Tobin’s professionalism, creativity, and artistry have made a significant contribution to our educational programs.”

Ellen Premack, Director of the Mizel Museum


Betsy Tobin teaches master classes or shorter custom-designed workshops in:

-ACTING with an emphasis on creating original theatre;

-HAND PUPPETS & RODS PUPPETS (puppet making and/or manipulation);

-SHADOW PUPPETRY using the overhead projector, creating figures and enacting poems or a story with shadow puppets;


                                    Shadow puppets created by students during residency at Shelton Elementary School


-MASK-MAKING & MASKED ACTING workshops & demonstrations available.
Multi-cultural mask-making workshop also available.


“Betsy Tobin’s puppetry is magic. Her class opened up a whole new world for me.” Victoria Vitatoe,

Teacher at Horizon Middle School


Papier mache sculpture created with kids at Mizel Museum "Big Bright & Bold" sculpture camp