PENELOPE TORRIBIO was
already a teacher and a mother before she ever held
wrote a song or sang outside her bathroom. She couldn’t
draw a stick figure and she didn’t own a puppet.
Then, she went back to school and earned a credential
and M.A. in special education. Her first job was teaching
behaviorally challenged children and teens. She soon
realized that her students needed more than skills
and knowledge, they needed to transform thinking and
behavior. Her search for more effectively ways of reaching
and teaching her students lead to art. She used music,
drawing, puppetry, video production, script writing,
poetry, guitar and anything else she could think of
to help her students. As she developed her ability
to teach through art—she became an artist herself.
Penelope is an author, a master puppeteer, a singer-songwriter
with nine albums, a photographer and a web designer.
She has written and performs a one-woman two-hour
marionette and shadow puppet show of the Hindu
epic, the Ramayana
and numerous ecology interactive puppet shows, where
the audience becomes the puppeteers. Penelope has
performed all over the world and says “Puppets cross all
language barriers. They are great entertainers and
New Releases by Penelope Torribio:
Under the Blue Blue Sea, Under Sea Ecology
CD and lyric coloring book.
In a Freaky Friday style a mermaid and a girl trade
the girl learns the need to care for our oceans.
photography and thought poems about
these tiny essential creatures.
Visit Penelope's website at www.penelopetorribio.com and
contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org