Illuminated: The Magic of Shadow Theater

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What you'll do

Shadow theater, an ancient art form that casts shadows on a backlit screen to wondrous effect, is truly the "Original Screen Time".

Firelight team building sessions invite team members to work collaboratively to create interactive shadow theater.

Throughout the event, participants experience the creative process, problem-solving, flexibility, and the give-and-take of successful partnerships. And of course, a good dose of laughter and humor ensures a memorable experience for all. See you in the land of shadows...

Team members will make a shadow puppet stage (from items found in their kitchens!), create puppets, and then perform together!


Haunted Halloween Shadows

Up to 40 people • 1 hr


Dare your team to enter the world of shadows in this Halloween-inspired shadow theater event. Team members will create spooky shadow puppets, and then perform Edgar Allen Poe's chilling poem "The Haunted Palace."


no delivery involved

Story Challenge Game of Chance

4 to 30 people • 1.5 hr


Immerse your team in a storytelling game of chance! Team members will make a shadow puppet stage, roll dice to determine story elements, create puppets, rehearse at lightning speed, and then share with each other.


no delivery involved

What a Wonderful World

4 to 40 people • 1 hr


To honor Louis Armstrong’s contribution to American Jazz, teams will make a shadow puppet stage, create puppets, and then perform Armstrong’s best-loved classic tune, reimagined by the incomparable jazz phenom Jon Batiste.


no delivery involved

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Delivery information

There is no delivery involved in this virtual event.

How to join

This is a virtual event.

A Zoom link is provided by default in your confirmation email, but you can use other video conferencing software if you prefer.

What to bring

3 cans (of anything!) from your kitchen cupboards
Some cereal boxes or large books
Several sheets of white or dark paper
Pencils or pens
Flashlight or Smartphone with a flashlight

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(1 review)



Buck Institute

A fantastic team-building session. Labmates experienced genuine creative collaborations.

Cancellation Policy


Grace period: free cancellation within 24 hours of booking deposit or confirmation but no later than 48 hours prior to the event start time. After that, cancel at least 14 days prior to the event to receive full refund (minus booking fee).

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