People & Puppets

People & Puppets

Introducing the People & Puppets who are our Staff, Contractors and Board of Directors for W.P. Puppet Theatre Society

People - Wendy Passmore-Godfrey

Wendy Passmore-Godfrey (BFA) 
Artistic// Executive Director and Founder and a Director on the WPTS Board. (She/hers)
Making puppets and performing  beginning as a child with some cardboard and craft sticks.  Her visual art website:
Photo: Sean Dennie

People & Puppets Nikesh Harrinarain

Nikesh Harrinarain (BComm, CA)
Accountant and Administrator WPTS
Nik is a musician and composer. He is passionate about serving the arts community through both his accounting knowledge and music talents.
Check out his Youtube channel.

People & Puppets Kira Kulicki

Kira Kulicki (BA Comms)
Marketing and Communications Manager
Brings a wide variety of communications and marketing experience to her role as she strives to build meaningful connections throughout the arts community and beyond.

Kyle D. Mack - VIEW from the Inside manager





Kyle D. Mack, (BSW, RSW) 
VIEW from the Inside Program Manager

Ezgi Turker photo


Ezgi Turker (BA, MA, Political Science & Int’l Relations)
Ezgi Turker (she/hers) is a Turkish newcomer based in Calgary/Mohkinstsis. She has a background in political science and contemporary dance. She visions her work and art as a catalyzer for impact and she works, creates and performs for social cause.

People & Puppets Suzanne

Suzanne Clease (MPS-AT, CCC, PCAT, BEd)
Suzanne is a professional art therapist with a Master’s degree in psychotherapy.
She is a consultant and facilitator with VIEW from the Inside 

Board of Directors

Kyle D. Mack, (BSW, RSW) President
Kyle is a social worker and puppetry enthusiast who was born and raised in Calgary. He has spent most of his professional life working directly with people overcoming many varieties of barriers and obstacles, and he has been inspired and amazed by each and every one of them. Kyle has worked with English language learners, elder abuse survivors, persons experiencing homelessness, and in the addictions and mental health field in both harm reduction and treatment/recovery contexts.
The fact that W.P. Puppet Theatre strives to enrich the social conscience of Calgary through the magic of puppetry is what makes Kyle incredibly proud to be a part of this wonderful organization.


Mirza Beg, Director
Mirza is a second year student at the University of Calgary majoring in Biomedical Sciences. I am interested in puppetry because of the beneficial impact it can have on mental health.




Nathan Millar - Board member
Nathan Millar, Director
Nathan lives in Mohkinstis\Calgary on Treaty 7 with his family, and has a Bachelor of Child Studies, majoring in Child and Youth Care Counselling from Mount Royal University. He has worked in the human services sector in varying roles for 20 years, and currently works as a Program Supervisor in youth transitions for McMan Youth, Family and Community Services. Nathan illustrates and colours comic freelance, and works as a Research Assistant studying vicarious trauma at MRU. Nathan believes that puppetry is a unique, accessible tool that can be adapted for use in a wide variety of professional practices.


Karen Morley - Board member
Karen Morley, Director
Karen is an educator and designer. She leads education programs at The Hangar Flight Museum. Her hobbies are travelling, family visits, gardening, and of course making masks and puppets!




Urouj headshot - boardmember
Urouj Rashid, Director (BSc, MMgmt)
Urouj first came to Calgary with her family when she was just 3 years old and has since developed a very strong bond to the city she grew up in. She has been an avid volunteer and community advocate from a very young age and continues to spend her time with vulnerable populations through her volunteer and research experiences. While her undergraduate degree was in biology, she completed a minor in psychology and developed a deep passion for alternative methods of education and raising awareness especially for youth and mental health, which is something WP strives to accomplish. On her days off, she likes to spend time on her party-decorating or henna business, or hang out with her family.

KseniaKsenia Artemova , Director (BA, MA Economics) 

Ksenia has a background as a financial analyst. As a hobby she likes travelling, learning history and doing yoga. She actively engages in various initiatives that promote mental health awareness, recognizing its growing significance in today’s fast-paced world.

People & Puppets Board members
A ‘board’ member!

Open, Treasurer
Open, Secretary




Puppet Profiles

Meet WHY! “Why?” is the most important question in the whole universe. and WHY wants your questions.
Puppet Shows Bakster and Bird
A Bird named Bird and Bakster the Mouse in a puppet theatre film about friendship
The Carrot, from one of our most hilarious Puppet Pop Up Studios.
Beaka makes an incredible Rube-Goldberg type invention to feed her pet.

Using the power of puppetry to impact social change.