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What people are saying:

"Ben and his team captivate kids (and adults) from the moment they walk in the room. From beautiful and creative hand-made puppets to musical interludes and audience participation, Ben engages his audience in storytelling. I cannot recommend Ben more highly. He is a gifted educator, musician and puppeteer."

-Rebecca Berger,

Senior Director of Education, IKAR

"Ben Gown is incredibly talented and passionate in his trade! He is an impactful educator and entertainer, using puppetry and music to engage children and adults alike! High-quality edutainment, within a Jewish lens, is scarce and brings so many benefits. I love seeing all that Ben does and hope our paths cross again soon!"

-Sarah DeWoskin,

Director/Founder LEV Children's Museum


The Show!

The Girl and the Water Carrier is a 40 minute musical with puppetry for all ages that is currently touring venues in Los Angeles. Performances are followed by a meet and greet with the artists and can be paired with puppet making workshops.

The Story!

Based on Jewish folktale and children's book written by Klezmer artist, Yale Strom, the story tells of how a strong young women helps the people in her shtetl of Pinsk during a cholera epidemic and finds love along the way.

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The Music!

All vocals and instruments are performed live by the artists on stage. Drawing from hip hop, jazz, and klezmer,  the original score will pull on your heartstrings and keep your feet tapping!

The Puppets!

The set itself is a giant puppet and  comes alive  throughout the show. The characters, played by both live actors and puppets, offer imaginative and hopeful responses to our tech-dominated, pandemic-weary and deeply divided world. 

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