In the News

June 22, 2018
Puppets help seniors discover inner world
A program that helps people create mask-body puppets helps seniors uncover their inner world while learning about mental health. >continue reading at Calgary Prime Times


June 1, 2018
The Power of Puppetry
Wendy Passmore-Godfrey from WP Puppet Theatre is joined by an elephant to explain how puppetry can be used to take on social issues. >watch the interview on Breakfast Television


May 29, 2018
Inspiring Albertan: Wendy Passmore-Godfrey
She founded WP Puppet Theatre 25 years ago and is our Inspiring Albertan this week. Darrel Janz has more. >watch the interview on CTV


March 21, 2018
World Puppetry Day
Puppeteer, Michelle Warkentin discusses the positive power of puppetry on World Puppetry Day.
>watch the interview on Global Calgary


March 19, 2018
Puppeteers celebrate all puppets can do as World Puppetry Day approaches
While some people associate puppetry with kids’ play, in reality it’s a powerful storytelling tool that can convey tales on many different levels. >continue reading at the Calgary Herald



Feb 5, 2018
Using puppetry to educate and empower children
Wendy Passmore-Godfrey from WP Puppet Theatre joins Global Calgary with a puppet-making demonstration and to discuss how puppetry is being used to teach children in a hands-on way.
>watch the interview on Global Calgary


May 18, 2016
‘The power of puppetry is so therapeutic:’ Puppet conference to be held in Calgary
When presenters from Scotland, Quebec and the U.S. land in Calgary next week for a two-day conference, their luggage will be packed with puppets. >continue reading at the Calgary Herald


May 18, 2016
YYC Makers
On this episode  of YYC Makers Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, Artistic Director for WP Puppet Theatre.  We talk about how she got started, bringing puppets to life and what’s coming up next at WP Puppet Theatre! >listen to the interview on CJSW’s YYC Makers


April 15, 2016
VIEW from the Inside
WP Puppet Theatre has joined forces with numerous other organizations on a new project to help shed light on the different struggles associated with mental illness. >watch the interview on Shaw TV


April 4, 2016
This Is My City and WP Puppet Theatre Society Are Unmasking Mental Wellness
View From the Inside is a series of workshops where participants create two-sided masks. It’s encouraging the mask creators to open up about themselves and their mental wellness.
>continue reading at Avenue Magazine


April 14, 2016
The View From Behind The Mask
Garrison Green resident Wendy Martin was part of a workshop developed by WP Puppet Theatre called View From the Inside: Courage Journey as part of the larger city-wide arts festival, This is My City. The project asked participants – including those at United Active Living’s Garrison Green community – to create mask-body puppets that express who they are. >continue reading at the United Today Blog


March 21, 2016

Wendy Passmore-Godfrey: Artistic Director spear-heading International Puppetry Day in Calgary
Interview with Artistic Director Wendy Passmore-Godfrey at Calgary Puppetry Day on March 21st at Fort Calgary. >watch the interview on Shaw TV


March 21, 2016
Calgary Puppetry Day
Wendy Passmore-Godfrey from WP Puppet Theatre joins Global Calgary with details on what they are planning for Calgary Puppetry Day. >watch the interview on Global Calgary


November 25, 2015
Puppet show offering education
Calgary puppeteers hope to heighten the imaginations of children and adults alike with humourous stories, historical anecdotes and fascinating songs this week. >continue reading at the Okotoks Western Wheel



November 10, 2015
VIEW from the Inside
Interview with Artistic Director Wendy Passmore-Godfrey about VIEW from the Inside.
>watch the interview on CTV Alberta Primetime


March 18, 2013
My afternoon with Sesame Street’s Telly
I recently got to do something that I can definitely say was one of the most fun things in my career. I got to host and moderate a conference for and about puppets. > continue reading on Mike’s Bloggity Blog

Using the power of puppetry to impact social change.