Michael J. Vetere III taught and directed creative dramatics and puppetry programs in West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the DC area. Several of Michael's performing and teaching credits include The Puppet Co., Spectrum Puppets, Suspended Belief Theatre, and Milwaukee Rep. He has trained at the Sandglass Theatre Puppet Intensive, Marlboro, VT; Banff Puppetry Intensive with Olde Trout Puppet Theatre, Banff, AB; and with Puppetry in Prague Workshop, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Vetere is a published author and has presented at state, regional, and national conferences on various topics including puppetry in education, creative dramatics, and arts integration. Currently, he is chairperson for the Puppeteers of America – Puppetry in Education and Therapy and coordinates a Saturday Creative Drama program at ISU for youth grades K-6.
281.001Arts For Elementary And Early Childhood Education: Theatre
281.002Arts For Elementary And Early Childhood Education: Theatre
281.003Arts For Elementary And Early Childhood Education: Theatre
381.001Creative Drama Practicum
291.002Undergraduate Teaching Experience In Theatre
Research Interests & Areas
Arts Integration, Creative Drama, Puppetry
EDD Early Childhood Education
Illinois State University
MFA Directing, Puppetry Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University
BFA Puppetry, Creative Dramatics, and Children’s Theatre