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Platypus Puppet Pop-Up & Giving Tuesday

                    We had a Pleasant afternoon with Platypi Puppets and Participants who Performed for their Parents!  A group from Kids up Front joined us and our Youth Central volunteers were a big help. Overall, it was a Perfect Puppet Pop-Up. As part of our Giving Tuesday … Continue reading Platypus Puppet Pop-Up & Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday Puppet Pop-Up

We are hosting a special Puppet Pop-Up FUNdraiser To celebrate Giving Tuesday! When: November 30 from 1:00-3:00pm Where: CommunityWise Resource Centre 223 12 Ave SW, Calgary We’ll be making Platypus Puppets and giving back to the community! All of Platypus’s different parts remind us that a strong community is made up of many diverse elements. … Continue reading Giving Tuesday Puppet Pop-Up

WP Puppet Theatre Out and About

The last couple of weeks have been busy for WP Puppet Theatre! Barb and Annie  facilitated drop by puppet making – Diverse Fork Puppets – at the CMHC Youth Smart Summit. YouthSMART (Youth Supporting Mental Health and Resiliency Together) is a year-long initiative designed to generate an awareness of mental health topics, which allows for student leaders and their … Continue reading WP Puppet Theatre Out and About

Curatorial Thoughts on Puppet Power 2020

by Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, Puppet Power 2020 Curator Many years ago, I saw the famous Pierrot scene by master marionette artist Philippe Genty. In the scene Pierrot comes alive. He rejoices. Then he realizes he is controlled by the black figure above him. He reacts by purposefully pulling his strings out until he collapses. He dies, … Continue reading Curatorial Thoughts on Puppet Power 2020