At WP Puppet Theatre (WPTS), we seek to spark curiosity; provide understanding about the world we live in; examine the issues of our time; consider solutions and inspire our audiences to become active, ethical and involved citizens through puppetry.
Puppets bring joy, supply a creative outlet, help diverse groups of people to better understand each other, promote diversity, exercise tolerance and provide a creative platform to express controversial and significant social issues. Puppets can do almost anything!
Innovative and Explorative Puppet Theatre
- Producing and performing original shows, which tour throughout Alberta, transforming school gyms and community centres into theatres with lights, sound and stunning sets.
- Presenting a wide range of learning experiences in and about puppetry in schools and at community events for both children and adults.
- Community engagement projects building connections and social capital.
Annually reaching over 8,000 people at over 150 events.
Puppets have long held special power as metaphors, proxies and stories which have a power that transcends time and cultures. Here is how we have combined artistic quality and story telling:
- We push the definition and challenge the perceptions of what puppetry is by integrating other art genres such as installation, performance art, video and public art
- We ensure our art is accessible for young audiences to ‘try it themselves’
- We are proud to state that we don’t do cookie cutter work, we don’t dumb it down, and we don’t exploit our art form or our audiences.
An Alberta where the power of puppetry inspires people of all ages to have a greater understanding and acceptance for each other and the world.
W.P Puppet Theatre Society finds innovative and explorative ways to enhance artistic, educational and life experiences of all people through the art of puppetry.
WP Puppet Theatre Society acknowledges that we are on Treaty 7 land. This is the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy that is shared with the Tsuu Tina and Stoney Nakoda people, and today with the settlers and newcomers.
We are committed to a policy of diversity and welcome persons of any race, creed, color, age, sex, religion or national origin to be part of our programs.
“The performance exceeded expectations. Such a simple design filled with imagination galore.” (Audience member)