Welcome to WP Puppet Theatre! Get ready to explore, create and learn, all through the power of puppetry.
WP Puppet Theatre is bringing puppetry to Beakerhead this year with two events!
Puppet Pop-Up Studio (Beakerhead Edition): Mechanical Toy Puppets
Sat Sept 17, 1-3pm
Fort Calgary, Education Centre, 750 – 9th Avenue SE
Combine puppet creation with low-tech mechanics and an outer space theme to make your very own ”jumping jack toy”. After warming up with – jumping jacks – you will create your signature space puppet and then perform Space Oddity as homage to Chris Hadfield and the late David Bowie. > click for more information
Social Robots Meet Puppet Cousins (Beakerhead)
Think about this: are robots the cousins of puppets? There is potential for social robots, like puppets, to connect generations. Join the conversation with puppeteers and roboticists to see what is on the horizon for social robots. Presented by WP Puppet Theatre as part of Beakerhead!
Become a Puppet Pop-Up Studio Partner!
We are looking to partner with non-profit organizations and creative minded businesses to host Puppet Pop-Up Studio in 2016-17! Does your organization or business have or have access to a meeting or activity room that could accommodate from 30 to 40 people for a puppet making and performing workshop? Would your organization benefit from including your own participants or clients in the workshop and at the same time introducing new people to your organization?
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
WP Puppet Theatre in the News!
Alberta Primetime interviews Artistic Director Wendy Passmore-Godfrey about Puppet Power 2016::Connection Generations Conference
May 26, 2016
April 15, 2016
View from the Inside
May 18, 2016
On this episode of YYC Makers Wendy Passmore- Godfrey Artistic Director for WP Puppet Theatre. We talk about how she got started, bringing puppets to life and what’s coming up next at WP Puppet Theatre!
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