The City of Calgary has joined other cities around the world proclaiming this coming Wednesday, World Puppetry Day. The charge to proclaim a civic-wide day to celebrate puppetry was led by WP Puppet Theatre. Wendy Passmore-Godfrey started WP in Calgary over 25 years ago and she’s devoted her career to puppetry and this event helps in the … Continue reading Interview with Artistic Director on CBC’s Daybreak Alberta
“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
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