WP Puppet Theatre’s first View from the Inside programs, in 2015, were done at Pathways to Housing, Circle of Support and Studio C. The participants, who were often marginalized, racialized and struggling, took an immense risk to work outside their comfort zones. They created self-portrait mask-body puppets to tell their stories. They were vulnerable … Continue reading Courage Journey
It was a busy year until… it wasn’t. In addition to pivoting our Puppet Power 2020 conference to be completely an online event here below are some of our key activities. Read Annual Report here. KEY ACTIVITIES Wendy took the Indigenous Relations Training Program at University of Calgary We welcome Nik, Sara and Barb to … Continue reading 2019-20 Review
We are excited to be launching our Online: Shop We’ve got one of a kind items that you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else such as a pile of (paper mache) skulls or a blue felt display system. There are also one of a kind puppets (some charming ones made by children too) and … Continue reading Launching our OnLine:Shop
Let’s go Fly a Kite! “A kite can be thought of as an upside-down marionette” says long time WP Puppet Theatre volunteer and set/puppet builder Tam Godfrey. He shares this short video “How to Make a Simple Sled Kite” describing how to make this kite with just a compost bag, bamboo skewers and tape. Enjoy … Continue reading Kites are just upside down marionettes
Media Releases May 31, 2019, VIEW from the Inside at THIRD ACTion Film Festival March 19, 2018, Puppets Get Their Day and Announce Conference November 2, 2017, Canada 150 Puppet Project! 150+ People Participate in WP Puppet Theatre’s Community Video May 24, 2016, Puppet Power 2016 Conference April 25, 2016, Building Bridges Through Puppetry – … Continue reading Archived Media Releases
Applied Puppetry, as defined by WPTS Artistic Director Wendy Passmore-Godfrey when she curates the Puppet Power conference program, is ‘puppetry beyond performance’. It is puppetry that is used as a communication and expressive tool in settings such as education, therapeutic interventions, social action, institutions and other social settings. Other people have coined terms such as … Continue reading What is the practice of Applied Puppetry?