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Welcome to WP Puppet Theatre! Get ready to explore, create and learn, all through the power of puppetry.

 

Apply for a complimentary View from the Inside Workshop!

wpgivesback2We are pleased to gift a three-hour View from the Inside: Courage Journey Workshop to a non-profit organization for a group of 10-20 people as part of our GIVE BACK program!  You provide the venue and we provide the instruction with two facilitators and all of the supplies for your group to make their own mask-body puppet.  Participants will create a  beautiful piece of work that gives voice to their story, provides self reflection, builds resiliency, creates community and raises a sense of self worth.

Will you help us give more? We would like to provide other non-profit and charitable organizations with a View from the Inside: Courage Journey Workshop (“Courage Journey Workshops”) series of 6-8 workshops at a subsidized rate or, even better, free of charge, and with your help we can do this. The Courage Journey Workshops is a puppetry based arts project exploring the experiences of Calgarians who struggle in different ways with mental wellness. Our current program consists of six to eight workshops exploring public me, private me, connect to me, and performing me.

One person in every four will be affected by a mental disorder at some stage of life. Emerging research suggests that creative arts therapies and experiences can help to reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem and quality of life.  The Courage Journey Workshops give participants the opportunity to bring to light their experiences of challenge and resiliency through art making, storytelling, drama and movement, live puppetry performance and media technologies.

Your donation not only helps W.P. Puppet Theatre Society accomplish its goals but also the goals and needs of other organizations!  Please donate today!

 

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Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Break Out!

Sat Dec 17, 1-3pm
Alberta College of Art and Design
#371, 1407 14th Av NW

Tickets in advance: $10/person or $35 for groups (4-6 people)

Create a puppet with a scarf, some balls and elastics. Glue on a face and some hair. Then practice working the puppet together with a friend or family member and bring him/her to life! Try just walking, breathing, thinking, jumping, sitting and then have fun with some hip- hop- disco- break dancing! Ages 4+

> learn more about this workshop

 

Puppet Birthday Parties

puppet-residency-065Inspire creativity and fun with a puppet making birthday party – DIY puppets in a crate or facilitated workshops available for up to 20 kids! Two different shadow puppet crates to choose from for our DIY birthday parties. Or, select from the best of our successful Puppet Pop-Up Studio workshops taught by our Artistic Director Wendy Passmore-Godfrey!
Includes 20 paper bags with supplies to transform into a puppet and to also use as a loot bag.

 

WP Puppet Theatre is a touring company and we offer:

      • 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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