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?
In response to the Covid – 19 situation we have moved the Puppet Power 2020 conference online, with over a dozen sessions live-streaming May 30 -31 2020. Nominally priced tickets to individual presentations or full conference passes are now on sale. Can’t make all the presentations? Want to review presentation content? Post conference recordings will … Continue reading Puppet Power 2020 Conference goes ONLINE
Produced and sponsored by Day One Media Thank you to Gil Ngai, Chief Storyteller, from Day One Media who wrote: “Now here’s something you don’t see everyday and a culture that frankly, I knew nothing about. There’s a whole sub-culture of people who love puppets. Puppets give voice to the voiceless and help … Continue reading Watch our Puppets being Existential!
We couldn’t predict the current global state of affairs when we chose the theme for Puppet Power 2020, but it’s ended up particularly apt. Puppets Go Existential. Existentialism: A philosophical inquiry that is concerned with the experience of being a thinking, feeling, acting, living human. Examining existence. Questioning the meaning of life. As the … Continue reading Existentialism – an apt theme