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February 17, 10:00 to 3:00

Puppetmongers and the Toronto School of Puppetry present a Chinese Shadow Theatre workshop with Annie Katsura Rollins - February 17, 10:00 to 3:00

With a complex and rich past of more than 1500 years, the brilliantly coloured leather Chinese shadow puppets carry their history with them. This intensive workshop aims to acquaint participants with traditional Chinese shadow puppet history and practices as well and equipping them with an array of adapted do-it-yourself Chinese shadow puppet-making techniques. Part lecture, part living museum, and part hands-on workshop; this session is all you need to contextualize and utilize this incredible puppet form.

Annie Rollins is a puppet performer, artist, and researcher from the United States who works primarily with traditional Chinese Shadow Puppetry. She has been a shadow puppet apprentice in Mainland China since 2008 and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2011 to continue the work. She is finished up her interdisciplinary research-creation PhD degree at Concordia University in Montreal on the transmission of traditional Chinese shadow puppet making methods. Recent venues for workshops, lectures and performances include the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, the Virginia Fine Arts Museum, the Linden Center in Yunnan China, Droom Theatre and the Rietveld Academie in the Netherlands. You can find her writing in Puppetry International, Asian Theatre Journal, and Anthropology Now.


  • $100 for 1 workshop
  • $180 for 2 workshops at the Toronto School of Puppetry
  • $270 for 3 workshops
  • $340 for 4 workshops

All workshops are held at Puppetmongers' Studio: Unit W-23, 388 Carlaw Ave.

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