Tag Archives: puppetry

Curatorial Thoughts on Puppet Power 2020

by Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, Puppet Power 2020 Curator Many years ago, I saw the famous Pierrot scene by master marionette artist Philippe Genty. In the scene Pierrot comes alive. He rejoices. Then he realizes he is controlled by the black figure above him. He reacts by purposefully pulling his strings out until he collapses. He dies, … Continue reading Curatorial Thoughts on Puppet Power 2020

Puppet Pop-Up at Pride in the Park

Puppet Pop-Up at Pride in the Park On Sunday, September 1st, 2019 at Pride in the Park we helped celebrate Calgary Pride Week. Families dropped by and created stick puppet dragons, unicorns and other magical creatures. After crafting, participants were invited to introduce their puppets and tell a magical tales. WP Puppet Theatre’s Puppet Pop-Up … Continue reading Puppet Pop-Up at Pride in the Park

Past Initiatives

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

VIEW From the Inside 2015 – 2018

VIEW from the Inside: Courage Journey is a puppetry- based workshop that encourages discussion about mental wellness. Through the creation, exhibition and performance of a self-reflective mask-body puppet, participants develop community, foster resiliency and gain a voice for their stories. 2015-16, delivered VIEW workshops to around 50 participants at:    Circle of Supports – Boys … Continue reading VIEW From the Inside 2015 – 2018