Welcome to WP Puppet Theatre! Get ready to explore, create and learn, all through the power of puppetry.
Sat. Nov. 18, 1-3pm
Evergreen Community Spaces, Maple Studio
1709 8th Ave NE
Ages 6+ (children must participate with an adult)
Using only paper and all your paper scraps create a monster head mask puppet with colourful card stock. Practice your Math and make it symmetrical! Learn lots of paper shaping techniques. Pop it on your head to manipulate your Monster! Next, perform your Monster’s message after being inspired by the poem called “What’s That- Who’s There”. This workshop is designed for ages 6 and up. Children must be able to use scissors, please.
Sunday Nov. 26, 1-3pm
(screenings at 1:10 and 2:10)
John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Central Library
616 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 2M2
FREE (no tickets required, all welcome)
Drop by the John Dutton Theatre in the Central Calgary Public Library anytime between 1-3pm (screenings at 1:10pm and 2:10pm).
You are invited to the World Premiere screening of The Gray Jay and the Magpie. WP Puppet has commissioned emerging writer Ken Lee from Calgary to write a 150-line story to mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation #Canada150. Over 150 local, national, and international participants of all ages took part in the video by making a puppet and having their puppet read one line of the story. Come to our screening event to see the results! We will also have puppet making, creative activities, and cupcakes! Writer, participants, and puppets will be in attendance.
June 1-3, 2018 (Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday)
Venue partner: University of Calgary – Drama Division (2500 University Dr NW)
Learn, play, and galvanize with hands-on workshops, talks, panels, and more at this biennial conference of applied puppetry. A conference for artists, teachers, idea generators, helping professionals and story-tellers one and all.
Featuring amazing local and international speakers including:
- Andrew Periale, editor of Puppetry International – UNIMA USA (New Hampshire)
- Ann and David Powell of Puppetmongers Theatre (Toronto)
- Amihan Bonifacio-Ramolete (Philippines)
- Friday evening dinner and Speaker – Co-presented by the Calgary Reggio Network Association
- And for more fun: Dolly Wiggler Cabaret – produced by Calgary Animated Objects Society
- More speakers to be announced soon! Sign up for our e-news to get the latest news on the conference!
Check out our many puppet programs:
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS to book for festivals, camps, and events including performances, drop-by workshops, or puppets on the go. We are also involved in many community engagement projects like Canada 150 and View from the Inside
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