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Existentialism – an apt theme

  We couldn’t predict the current global state of affairs when we chose the theme for Puppet Power 2020, but it’s ended up particularly apt. Puppets Go Existential. Existentialism: A philosophical inquiry that is concerned with the experience of being a thinking, feeling, acting, living human. Examining existence. Questioning the meaning of life.  As the … Continue reading Existentialism – an apt theme

Artificial Intelligence: Curatorial Thoughts on Puppet Power 2020

by Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, Puppet Power 2020 Curator The Artificial Intelligence stream of our Puppet Power 2020 conference – “Puppets go Existential” is provoking some ‘Deep Thought’. (Reference intentional to IBM’s chess playing computer and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy). I spent time over the holidays reading poet, Brian Christian’s fascinating 2011 book “The Most Human Human … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence: Curatorial Thoughts on Puppet Power 2020

Platypus Puppet Pop-Up & Giving Tuesday

                    We had a Pleasant afternoon with Platypi Puppets and Participants who Performed for their Parents!  A group from Kids up Front joined us and our Youth Central volunteers were a big help. Overall, it was a Perfect Puppet Pop-Up. As part of our Giving Tuesday … Continue reading Platypus Puppet Pop-Up & Giving Tuesday

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 CMHA 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