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Kites are just upside down marionettes

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

What is the practice of Applied Puppetry?

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?

FREE sessions – PuppetPower 2020

FREE sessions at Puppet Power 2020: Puppets go Existential and ONLINE. Learn some Blackfoot words, think deeply, get inspired! We have three pre – registered panels and/or talks that are free to attend. Check them out!  CREATING ART WITH CHALLENGING THEMES Saturday, May 30, 2020 9:30 AM Puppeteers find inspiration in many different places, including true stories … Continue reading FREE sessions – PuppetPower 2020