Mouth Puppetry 102 with Mike Petersen
Date: Saturday February 7th
Time: 10 am to 4 pm.
Address: Puppetmongers Studio - Unit W-23 at 388 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto
Mouth puppets have entered the mainstream again. Originally made famous on TV with the Muppets, now, thanks to the hit musical Avenue Q, live stage mouth-puppetry is popping up all over the country!
Puppeteer Mike Petersen spent two years on Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock and nearly ten years with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. He’s also Bruce the Gorilla on CBC’s The Mighty Jungle and Binoo on Toopy & Binoo Vroom Vroom Zoom. As a teacher of puppetry, Mike has worked alongside Graham Whitehead at Mermaid Theatre, Allen MacInnis at YPT, Lynda Hill at Theatre Direct, Eric Woolfe at Eldritch Theatre, David Ferry at Toronto Masque Theatre, and Seanna Kennedy, director of the first Canadian production of Avenue Q at Lower Ossington Theatre.
During this day-long intensive, Mike will introduce the basics and drill some of the finer points of mouth puppetry performance for the stage. Lip sync, focus, body language, nuance and voice will all be explored and shared. Learn all you need to know in this crash course with Mike Petersen! You will need your own mouth puppet for this workshop - or talk to us.
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