In the Autumn of 2015, WP Puppet Theatre launched View from the Inside, a puppetry based arts project exploring the experiences of Calgarians who struggle in different ways with mental wellness. Professional project leaders guided participants through an art making process where stories inspired the creation of mask – body puppets. We collaborated with four partner agencies for the delivery of 16 workshops in total (4 sessions of 4 workshops each). The results of the project were two exhibitions during This is My City Festival 2016 and a talk/workshop during Puppet Power :: Connecting Generations Conference.
The next phase of View from the Inside is to offer similar workshops to groups, organizations, and companies.
We are currently raising funds to partially subsidize this program to non-profit groups and charitable organizations on Canada Helps!