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
Teaching with Puppetry By Barb English Puppetry is an umbrella for literary, visual and dramatic art forms. A workshop can be a scaffold to further learning and support development of the following competencies: Critical Thinking Problem Solving Managing Information Creativity and Innovation Communication Collaboration Design Thinking Cultural and Global Citizenship Personal Growth and Well-being All … Continue reading Learning with Puppets
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
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?