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?
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?