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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

Puppet Pop-Up at Pride in the Park

Puppet Pop-Up at Pride in the Park On Sunday, September 1st, 2019 at Pride in the Park we helped celebrate Calgary Pride Week. Families dropped by and created stick puppet dragons, unicorns and other magical creatures. After crafting, participants were invited to introduce their puppets and tell a magical tales. WP Puppet Theatre’s Puppet Pop-Up … Continue reading Puppet Pop-Up at Pride in the Park

We are now accepting proposals for Puppet Power 2020

We want to hear from you! WP Puppet Theatre is now accepting proposals for our conference, Puppet Power 2020: Puppets Go Existential We invite proposals for: 90 minute Talk/Demo about your puppetry arts practice and how it relates to one of this year’s conference themes; 3 hour Hands-On workshop on a facet of puppetry i.e. … Continue reading We are now accepting proposals for Puppet Power 2020

Courage Journey Exhibition Touring Alberta

We are thrilled to have our Courage Journey exhibition touring Alberta through The Alberta Foundation for the Arts’ Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX). Since 2015, the WP Puppet Theatre has facilitated View from the Inside, a series of puppet-building workshops to encourage open discussions about mental wellness. Indigenous youth and children, seniors, high school students, Girl … Continue reading Courage Journey Exhibition Touring Alberta

View from the Inside: Courage Journey workshop

THIRD ACTion Film Festival and WP Puppet Theatre are proud to announce their expanded partnership that will offer more events during the final weekend of Alberta’s Seniors’ Week. View from the Inside: Courage Journey is a puppetry-based workshop that encourages discussion about mental wellness. Through the creation, exhibition and performance of a self-reflective mask-body puppet, … Continue reading View from the Inside: Courage Journey workshop

Join our Board of Directors!

We are taking on a number of exciting strategic initiatives and are looking for enthusiastic and engaged individuals to join our Board as General Members! Our Board is involved with special projects and initiatives! See the power of puppetry to effect positive social change! Spark imagination and creativity in children, helping adults to self-realization and … Continue reading Join our Board of Directors!

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