DECEMBER 2021: FEATURED DIY PROJECT: Jumping People Puppet This delightful workshop is based on The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. When the little book was published in 1962 he broke the colour barrier in mainstream children’s publishing. He believed if children saw themselves represented in the books they read it would motivate them to … Continue reading FEATURED DIY PROJECT: Jumping People Puppet
In acknowledgment of Black History month, WP Puppet Theatre is excited to celebrate and support Black Canadian puppeteers and artists and feature some of their amazing art. What we found was a bias of underrepresentation of Black Artists across Canada not just in puppetry, but also in general. We believe this is symptomatic of the … Continue reading Acknowledging Black History Month
A recent participant in the VIEW from the Inside program, was kind enough to share these thoughts about the experience. When I was originally contacted by WP Puppet Theatre about joining a group of individuals regarding a puppet workshop, I was a bit reticent. I know next to nothing about puppets and only had my … Continue reading VIEW from the Inside – a participant’s reflection
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?