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Investigate object puppetry and learn to bring any object to life: a rubber boot, a fuzzy sweater, a lampshade, a chair – anything can and will come to life in your hands.

There will be an emphasis on courage, breath, creative abandon, and sharing our discoveries as a group. We will dive into the specifics of sourcing and selecting object puppets, uncovering their hidden characters, and creating short performances. Voice work, breath, character intentions, tempo, rhythm, and dynamics will all be part of our work together.

You are invited to bring any objects or materials you are fascinated with, and also work with the plethora of objects provided. Our investigations will include both soft and rigid objects, and their interaction with the puppeteer’s body. Together we will delve into the relationship of the object to the puppeteer, object to audience, puppeteer to puppeteer, and puppeteer to audience. Part of our job will be trying to access the beginner’s mind, and allow ourselves the time, space, and freedom to make discoveries, to wobble, fly, and fail. The group will create short pieces and offer each other helpful critical feedback for ongoing growth and improvement. All the basics of puppet manipulation covered in this workshop can also be directly applied to any other form of puppetry.

Saturday April 30th, 10 am to 4 pm.

$100 registration

Toronto School of Puppetry, Puppetmongers Studio. Unit W-23, 388 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto, Canada

Please contact Puppetmongers
Tel: 416-469-3555

The Toronto school of puppetry is dedicated to building and strengthening Canada’s puppetry culture through education, and by supporting the development of new work by emerging and established artists. It is for people from all walks of the arts who are interested in learning about and integrating puppetry into their artistic practice.

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