Celebrating the Art of Puppetry on World Puppetry Day By Wendy Passmore-Godfrey Sunday March 21st is World Puppetry Day! This day celebrates the creativity, diversity and much more in the art of puppetry. Puppets have been used for centuries as powerful voices for social change, education, therapy, and of course, for fun. They are found … Continue reading Celebrating the Art of Puppetry
Recently completed an amazing project to mark Canada’s 150 Anniversary Created over twenty unique puppet productions, with themes ranging from frogs to friendship. Performances Produce “Puppet Power” an international conference series that shows how puppets broach serious issues like family violence, prejudice or mental health. We train people how to use puppetry for their own … Continue reading Past Initiatives
“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