Calling all performing artists, writers, drama teachers and puppeteers!

Calling all performing artists, writers, drama teachers and puppeteers!  Spark your imagination and learn new skills at the Puppet Power 2018: Story, Conference on Applied Puppetry.  From script writing to puppet manipulation, there are over a dozen talks and hands-on workshops to choose from by presenters who have used puppetry to shape communities and challenge … Continue reading Calling all performing artists, writers, drama teachers and puppeteers!

Announcing Jovanka Rivi from Reggio Emilia, Italy, at our Puppet Power Conference

We are thrilled to announce that Jovanka Rivi, from Reggio Emilia, Italy, will be presenting two talks at our Puppet Power Conference!  On Friday, June 1 (5:30pm-10pm), the conference will commence with a buffet dinner and talk by Jovanka Rivi.  > click to buy a ticket to the dinner OR > click to register for the … Continue reading Announcing Jovanka Rivi from Reggio Emilia, Italy, at our Puppet Power Conference

Calling all artists, puppeteers, makers, and the creatively curious!

Calling all artists, puppeteers, makers and the creatively curious!  Find new inspiration at the Puppet Power Conference, this June 1-3, in Calgary, AB.  Explore your creativity and have some fun with hands-on workshops (3 hours).  Needle felting, puppet lanterns, fragmented puppets, fantasyscapes, and more . . . Here are just a few to choose from: Iinisikimm … Continue reading Calling all artists, puppeteers, makers, and the creatively curious!

Winner of ATB Financial’s Healing Through the Arts Award

We are thrilled that our Artistic and Founding Director, Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, won ATB Financial’s Healing Through the Arts Award at the Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions for our View from the Inside project! A huge thank you to ATB Financial, Calgary Arts Development, the City of Calgary, the Office of the Mayor Naheed Nenshi, 4 Directions … Continue reading Winner of ATB Financial’s Healing Through the Arts Award

Interview with Artistic Director on CBC’s Daybreak Alberta

   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

Conference explores how puppetry can transform lives and (re)animate communities torn apart by Apartheid in South Africa

  WP Puppet Theatre’s Puppet Power Conference, June 1-3, in Calgary is thrilled to welcome puppeteer Sonia Norris.  Sonia will present the talk, (Re)animating Communities with Inanimate Objects: Handspring Puppet Company’s Community Puppetry Project in Western Cape, South Africa and discuss the power of storytelling in a community suffering the impact of historical marginalization. Through … Continue reading Conference explores how puppetry can transform lives and (re)animate communities torn apart by Apartheid in South Africa

Puppet Conference explores the psychological relationship between audience and puppets

As an audience, there are certain assumptions and conventions that come into play when we view a movie, a play, and to an even greater extent – a puppet show.  Audiences are complicit in accepting a metaphorical barrier of engagement that sits between themselves and the performers.  For Pia Banzhaf, how audiences understand and view … Continue reading Puppet Conference explores the psychological relationship between audience and puppets

Learn how Puppetry Promotes Resilience after a Natural Disaster at the Puppet Power Conference

Sometimes, even the humblest of puppets can be among the most effective voices of strength during the worst of times. For Philippine puppeteer, Amihan Bonifacio-Ramolete, puppetry was her tool for helping her country rebuild and recover after the disastrous typhoon hit her country in 2013.  She’ll tell audiences how in her talk, Promoting Resilience through … Continue reading Learn how Puppetry Promotes Resilience after a Natural Disaster at the Puppet Power Conference

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