Welcome to WP Puppet Theatre! Get ready to explore, create and learn, all through the power of puppetry.
We are please to be participating in CANADA 150! WP Puppet Theatre is creating a community video of a modern day story about Canada’s new avian emblem – the Gray Jay. We will be inviting one hundred and fifty or more, local, national and international, amateur and professional puppeteers of all ages, and their puppets, to read and record the story, one line at a time. Why? We’re celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation! One line for each year.
Would you like to participate in our video? Apply for your group of up to 30 people for a FREE Gray Jay puppet making and performing workshop or find out how you can participate as an individual. > click for more information
Mrs Nicol is overjoyed to be working with WP Puppet Theatre to write a folktale about our newly appointed Canadian Bird, the Gray Jay. The excitement about creating this story comes from a desire to educate students about Canadian history and the symbolic animals of our country. Born in Trinidad and with many multicultural friends, she embraces opportunities to share how most people in Canada have roots in another part of the world and calls attention to how our differences contribute to our country’s unique identity. > learn more about Aum Nicol
Volunteer for our Fundraising Casino!
Saturday, June 24, 2017 & Sunday June 25, 2017
Your donation of time is valuable! Our Casino fundraiser only happens every 2 years and is the single most important fundraising initiative we have. In 2015 volunteers raised $70,573 that is $246 for every hour they worked. Your contribution of time is greatly appreciated as without it we would be unable to continue offering our quality programs. > click for more information!
The conference will be in May or early June 2018 (exact date TBA) and proposals are due August 15, 2017.
Do you perform provocative, moving, socially impactful stories that address the issues of our time? Do you use puppetry arts to lead community-based projects that promote positive social change? Do you deliver workshops on puppetry that lead participants to self-realization; build community or impact in some other way?
We are inviting puppeteers and puppet theatres to propose a:
- 90 minute Talk/Demo about your storied experiences and/or
- 3 hour Hands-On workshop on a facet of puppetry i.e.: manipulation, shadow puppets
WP Puppet Theatre is a touring company and we offer:
- PUPPET POWER CONFERENCE, a biennial conference that examines the power of applied puppetry
- 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