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
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.

People & Puppets Barb English

Barb English (BA, BEd)
Workshop Facilitator and Education Consultant.
VIEW from the Inside Program Manager

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.

People & Puppets Board members
A ‘board’ member!

Open, Treasurer
Hong Feng, Secretary
Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, Founding Director
Karen Morley, Director
Urouj Rashid, Director


Puppet Profiles

Meet WHY! “Why?” is the most important question in the whole universe. and WHY wants your questions.
Pix – an energetic puppet boy who goes on a quest to find “the most powerful thing in the world”
Blueberry Johnson puppet
Our patriarch puppet, Blueberry Johnson, is an important influencer at meetings.
Telling the story of Hatfield, a rainmaker of dubious renown in Alberta’s history.
The Carrot puppet
The Carrot, from one of our most hilarious Puppet Pop Up Studios.

Using the power of puppetry to impact social change.