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?
Who should attend Puppet Power 2020: Puppets Go Existential and ONLINE conference? Simply any adult or youth who is inspired to express themselves creatively, develop personal and professional skills and promote positive social change. But what is the power of puppetry and how can we call use it? First, we can all utilize puppetry as … Continue reading Who should attend Puppet Power 2020?
Support our Family Fun Together Programming Typically Puppet Pop-Ups happen monthly (and sometimes even more) at different locations throughout Calgary and with a different theme each time. We make puppets and do some dramatic sharing. The workshop actively promotes all family members—youngsters and elders alike—in creating art and drama together. The program goals include: Fostering … Continue reading Giving Tuesday Now and ongoing…
In response to the Covid – 19 situation we have moved the Puppet Power 2020 conference online, with over a dozen sessions live-streaming May 30 -31 2020. Nominally priced tickets to individual presentations or full conference passes are now on sale. Can’t make all the presentations? Want to review presentation content? Post conference recordings will … Continue reading Puppet Power 2020 Conference goes ONLINE