Grace Chang performs a show of magical illusions, storytelling, and puppetry for schools, libraries, and events with characters designed and built by Puppet Heap. Jin Jin the Dragon puppet is based on a storybook written by Grace and illustrated by her brother, Chong Chang.
For her Theater on Wheels, Ms. Chang also commissioned Puppet Heap to build a 20-foot long "Dragon Dance" version of Jin Jin the Dragon which was first performed during Chinese New Year at the Brooklyn Public Library, shown here during a test flight with puppeteers Peter MacKennan, Mari Tobita, Anna Panaccia, and James Godwin.
Artist Matthew Brennan painting eyes for Jin Jin puppet.
Artist Steph Cathro applying gold leaf to the scales on Jin Jin's belly.
Shop Supervisor/Artist Duncan Gillis attaching the poles for the parade dragon.