5 Questions with Eric Bass, presenter at Puppet Power 2016 :: Connecting Generations Conference

Eric Bass has worked in the theater as a director, writer, performer and puppet maker. In 1982, he founded Sandglass Theater in Munich, Germany, with his wife, Ines Zeller Bass, and moved to Vermont in 1986. His newest projects include … Continue reading

Meet Sharon Bayly, Presenter at Puppet Power 2016 :: Connecting Generations

“I love the act of breathing puppets to life, it feels like magic!” This is just one statement expressed by Sharon Bayly, a multi-dimensional performance artist from Vancouver, B.C., whom stumbled upon puppetry with her colleague Tamara Unroe. While Sharon … Continue reading

5 Questions with Karrie Marshall, Key Note Speaker at Puppet Power 2016 Conference

Karrie Marshall was a Key Note Speaker at the Puppet Power 2016 :: Connecting Generations Conference.  She presented Connecting Through Creativity & Joy: Exploring the Power of Puppetry in Dementia Care as well as co-presenting a hands-on workshop, Puppet Selves, with her partner … Continue reading

WP Puppet Theatre Builds Bridges through Puppetry at the PUPPET POWER 2016 : Connecting Generations Conference

Martin Robinson, Sesame International, says, “If you can make a difference in the world – how can you not do it?”    In 2001 WP Puppet Theatre faced this very challenge and, as a result, launched PUPPET POWER. PUPPET POWER … Continue reading

Meet Ian McFarlane and Geneviève Paré, presenters at Puppet Power 2016 :: Connecting Generations Conference

Ian and Geneviève are co-founders and co-artistic directors of Mudfoot Theatre in Calgary.  At Puppet Power 2016 :: Connecting Generations Conference, they will be leading a workshop about using found objects to create puppets, performance, and sound. We asked Ian and … Continue reading

The American “Discount”

The plunging Canadian loonie (or the dollar) is good news for Americans travelling to Canada. 1 American dollar is currently* about $1.42 Canadian which means Americans can enjoy a 30% “discount” in Canada.  The registration fee to Puppet Power 2016 … Continue reading

WP Puppet Theatre promotes mental wellness through puppetry on GivingTuesday

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 … Continue reading