PUPPET POWER: Festival of Ideas … Un festival d’idées!

PUPPET POWER:  FESTIVAL OF IDEAS presents puppet theatre and learning experiences that explore the power of puppetry applied to the social issues of our time.

Our Fall 2022 one-day festival features 3 events examining the theme of Non-Human Perspectives:

Saturday NOVEMBER 19th 2022,
Program of Events (times listed in Mountain Time) 

11:00 – 12:30 pm – Overhead Projector Shadow Puppetry Workshop – Mind of a Snail – In-Person at Cspace OR Livestream

2:00 – 3:00 pm – Puppet Perspectives – Online conversation via Zoom (FREE but Registration required. Included with performance / workshop ticket purchase.)

7:00 – 8:15 pm – Performance – Caws & Effect -Mind of a Snail – In-Person at Cspace OR Livestream

Caws & Effect is a modern fable is told using handmade layered projections, puppetry, masks, and an original musical score.

Mind of a Snail is a shadow puppetry duo currently based out of Vancouver, BC. Their large scale shadow puppetry is quirky, colourful and beautiful, like early animation performed live before your eyes.

Puppet Power: Festival of Ideas Tickets

Festival of Ideas

Thank you to funding in part from

Canadian Heritage acknowledge


In May 2022 we celebrated our 10 edition of Puppet Power: Festival of Ideas.  See About Festival of Ideas – for a review of all the fun (and hard work) since 1999. And…we remain committed to exploring puppet power for the social issues of our time. Our goals are to:

  • Provide programming that is relevant and useable for educators, therapists, helping professionals, artists, students, thought leaders and idea generators.
  • Make authentic connections, have meaningful conversations on important topics, and motivate a call to action to use the power of puppetry to impact positive social change.

ARTIST Submissions
Artists, performers, presenters are invited to submit their ideas for our upcoming Festival of Ideas. Sign up to receive our e:newsletter or follow us on Facebook. This is where we will publish the Call for Proposals link with the festival themes and details as they are available.


If fees are a barrier to attend we typically offer a limited number of bursaries. Please inquire for details


Puppet Power AccessibilityWPTS is committed to creating content that is accessible. This is an ongoing process, we acknowledge and recognize our limitations as a small organization. We graciously accept support and advise from funders and volunteers in this area to improve our accessibility for people with disabilities and ensure a user-friendly experience for all.



We are very appreciative of our funding and other supporters. If you would like to donate or sponsor this event or have an idea to offer we would love to talk.

Using the power of puppetry to impact social change.