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Pigs in a Canoe and Other Watery Stories in Okotoks November 26-28!
Thurs Nov 26, 7pm
Fri Nov 27, 7pm
Sat Nov 28, 11am or 2pm
Tickets $10 children, $15 adults
Tickets available on Eventbrite
Ages 4-10 & families
Hilarious stories, historical anecdotes, fascinating facts, interactive songs, sayings and axioms explore humankind’s intricate relationship with water. Told with a variety of unique puppets this show will inspire both thinking and laughing.
Pigs in a Canoe IN THE NEWS!
Thanks to Tammy Rollie and the Okotoks Western Wheel for the article about Pigs in a Canoe
Puppet show offering education
Okotoks: Calgary company addresses water issues in a playful light
by Tammy Rollie, Okotoks Western Wheel, November 25, 2015
Calgary puppeteers hope to heighten the imaginations of children and adults alike with humourous stories, historical anecdotes and fascinating songs this week.
WP Puppet Theatre is presenting its 45-minute production Pigs in a Canoe and Other Watery Stories using a variety of colourful handheld puppets to explore humankind’s intricate relationship with water at the Rotary Performing Arts Centre Nov. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 28 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. > read more
Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday …now GivingTuesday is coming to Canada on December 1, 2015.
It is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.
Four professional project leaders are guiding participants through an art making process where stories inspire the creation of mask – body puppets. We are currently running a fundraising campaign on InvestYYC to offset some of the costs to providing this program free of charge to participants.Funds raised through Invest YYC will be matched by another confirmed funding source.
We are collaborating with four partner agencies for the delivery of 16 workshops in total (4 sessions of 4 workshops each) – these are delivered to the agencies free of charge. We are pleased to be working with youth, adults, and senior . . . read more in GivingTuesday
View from the Inside IN THE NEWS
Thanks to Alberta Primetime for the interview about View from the Inside!
Thanks to Metro Calgary, Jeremy Simes and Jennifer Friessen for the article about our project View from the Inside, a puppetry based arts project exploring the experiences of Calgarians who struggle in different ways with mental wellness.
” Glenn Taylor, who’s a drama consultant for the project — along with four others — said he’s seen participants become liberated when they paint.
“For me, the highlight has been seeing this sense of empowerment that seems to come through in this art making process,” Taylor said. “I’m a strong believer that working in a symbolic form is up-lifting.” read more
Help support this project on Calgary Arts Development’s InvestYYC!
Call for Proposals: Puppet Portfolios DUE DECEMBER 1
For our upcoming conference, Puppet Power: Connecting Generations, we ask the question: “How have you used puppets to connect, celebrate or build community between generations?” Our Puppet Portfolios Series will help us to bridge conference subjects and speakers, discover the endless ways in which we can use puppets as part of creative expression and as a platform to generate thought-provoking conversations surrounding controversial and significant social issues.
Accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation or video, speakers are given eight minutes to deliver a talk expanding on the conference theme. Speakers can present live or send in a video (an honorarium will be given). Click to learn more
Registration is now open at our Early Bird price
WP Puppet Theatre is a touring company and we offer:
- School programs to book including performances in English and in French, residencies and workshops, professional development and a puppets on the go program ready to ship anywhere in Alberta
- Community programs to book for festivals, camps, and events including performances, drop-by workshops, or puppets on the go. We are also involved in many community engagement projects like View from the Inside
- Puppet Power Conference: registration is now open for Puppet Power 2016 (May 27-29): Connecting Generations, and we have a call for proposals for Puppet Portfolios
- Public performances and programs that are open to the public including Puppet Pop-Up Studio, our monthly puppet making and moving workshop for family members of all ages
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