Mental health affects everyone regardless of age, education, income or culture. The past impact of our VIEW FROM THE INSIDE: COURAGE JOURNEY workshop has compelled WPTS to find ways to expand to serve two specific populations – vulnerable seniors and at risk youth. We are excited to announce The Calgary Foundation and Education Matters support … Continue reading ‘VIEW’ WORKSHOPS WITH VULNERABLE SENIORS
Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Year of the Dog Sat Jan 20, 1-3pm Chinese Cultural Centre, Room 307 (197 1st Street SW) Tickets $5-$35 Ages 5+ (children must participate with an adult) Make your own dog puppet from paper, cardstock, and plastic bags, to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Dog with guest puppeteer Ali DeRegt. Click … Continue reading Puppet Pop Up – January 2018
“Can we make a Puppet Show in 8 hours?” We’d like to report a big YES! In 2014 five brave folks joined Wendy (Artistic Director, WP Puppet Theatre) for one evening and all day Saturday and developed a 10 minute piece that we ‘world premiered’ at the Calgary Animated Object Society’s Dolly Wiggler Cabaret. … Continue reading Puppet Show in 8 Hours?
WP Puppet Theatre marked Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017, with a special puppet project, that sought to connect people of all cultures, celebrate the land and remember our Canadian values of generosity and courage. We created a community video of a modern-day story about Canada’s new (unofficial) avian emblem – the Gray Jay. We invited … Continue reading Canada 150
June 1-3, 2018 (Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday) Venue partner: University of Calgary – Drama Division (2500 University Dr NW) $CAN 249 Early Bird Registration Now Available! Learn, play, and galvanize with hands-on workshops, talks, panels, and more at this biennial conference of applied puppetry. A conference for artists, teachers, idea generators, helping … Continue reading Puppet Power 2018: Story | A Conference on Applied Puppetry
In 2016, WP Puppet Theatre produced Healing Ointment, an interactive puppet infused art exhibit of 2 and 3 dimensional works, inspired by, and in response to, the participant’s stories from WP Puppet Theatre’s View from the Inside: Courage Journey Workshop. This puppetry-based workshop series provides authentic self- realization and expressive experiences supporting positive mental health. At … Continue reading Healing Ointment
CALGARY PUPPETRY DAY! Monday March 21 2016, 10am-4pm at Fort Calgary On March 21, 2016, WP Puppet Theatre launched Calgary Puppetry Day, in conjunction with World Puppetry Day, for the first time in Calgary, with a day of fun, imagination and creativity for all ages. In conjunction with the event, the City of Calgary proclaimed March … Continue reading Calgary Puppetry Day!