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Happy Earth Day

Celebrating Earth Day with Puppets! By Jenna Pruner   The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, was the idea of Senator Gaylord Nelson. He asked environmental activist and solar power advocate, Denis Hayes, to co-ordinate a national “teach-in” on various American campuses. The goal was an awareness campaign on University campuses. The day became … Continue reading Happy Earth Day

Call for PhD Students!

Can the WP Puppet Theatre’s puppet-based workshop program VIEW from the Inside increase a senior participant’s quality of life?   WP Puppet Theatre invites Masters or PhD students to make this unique award – winning program their doctoral or masters project. We know that as a sector, Seniors are vulnerable to health problems, mental health … Continue reading Call for PhD Students!

Easter & Spring Puppet Craft Ideas

Activities Other Than Egg Dyeing   During Spring Break, it can be tough to continually keep the family busy! Keep their minds occupied and their creativity flowing by making PUPPETS! We have many projects you can do at home on our DIY (Do It Yourself) Page. Additionally, we found a few fun Easter & Spring … Continue reading Easter & Spring Puppet Craft Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day Puppet Craft Ideas

Having the whole family indoors, it can be difficult to keep everyone busy! Keep their minds occupied and their creativity flowing by making PUPPETS! We have many projects you can do at home on our DIY (Do It Yourself) Page. And, we found a few fun St. Patrick’s Day themed crafts from other websites that … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Puppet Craft Ideas

Celebrating the Art of Puppetry

Celebrating the Art of Puppetry on World Puppetry Day By Wendy Passmore-Godfrey Sunday March 21st is World Puppetry Day! This day celebrates the creativity, diversity and much more in the art of puppetry. Puppets have been used for centuries as powerful voices for social change, education, therapy, and of course, for fun. They are found … Continue reading Celebrating the Art of Puppetry

Acknowledging Black History Month

In acknowledgment of Black History month, WP Puppet Theatre is excited to celebrate and support Black Canadian puppeteers and artists and feature some of their amazing art. What we found was a bias of underrepresentation of Black Artists across Canada not just in puppetry, but also in general. We believe this is symptomatic of the … Continue reading Acknowledging Black History Month

VIEW from the Inside – a participant’s reflection

A recent participant in the VIEW from the Inside program, was kind enough to share  these thoughts about the experience. When I was originally contacted by WP Puppet Theatre about joining a group of individuals regarding a puppet workshop, I was a bit reticent. I know next to nothing about puppets and only had my … Continue reading VIEW from the Inside – a participant’s reflection