CRESCENT MOON KARAGOZ SHADOW PUPPET THEATER FEATURING CLIFF LONG, FOUNDER AND MAIN PUPPETEER
Crescent Moon Karagoz Shadow Puppet Theater offers traditional Turkish shadow puppet entertainment that developed nearly 700 years ago during the early Ottoman Empire. Flat, translucent and projected from behind a back-lit screen, Turkish puppets share some common ground with their Indian, Chinese and Indonesian counterparts. Cliff Long has worked in the fields of performance arts and education most of his professional life. Besides bringing Crescent Moon Karagoz Shadow Puppet Theater to schools, libraries and various public events in the mid-Atlantic region as well as offering workshops in the techniques of Turkish style shadow puppet construction, Cliff has regularly had the honor to perform at the National Turkish Festival in Washington, DC; the largest event of its’ kind in the country.