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June 11-22 | Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm
An immersive exploration into puppetry for theatre

Presented by the Toronto School of Puppetry at Puppetmongers Theatre's Studio (388 Carlaw Ave, Unit W-23)

A training program designed to inspire an understanding of puppetry as a theatre form, and to integrate this understanding into the practice of visual performance. This intensive is for actors, directors, designers, puppeteers, teachers, and writers.

Participants will be taken on a hands-on exploration of the principles and practicalities of new work development with puppets, under the expert guidance of Ann Powell and David Powell, plus selected guest specialists and artists.

This is a production course, focused on discovery. This is to be achieved through exploration in design, construction and performance work, all to foster a better understanding of the inner workings of puppets, their manipulation, and their potential in theatre.

WEEK ONE: Overview workshops (set and puppet design and construction, scripting techniques, and manipulation of puppets)

WEEK TWO: Production workshop (development of a short piece for performance)

As the final phase, the created production or scenes may be presented to an informal invited audience.

Full course: $1,000 | Week One only: $600

If you wish to take the second week only, please contact us directly at

For more information or to register, visit

At the forefront of puppetry arts in Canada, the Puppetmongers’ brother and sister team of Ann Powell and David Powell have won numerous awards and toured extensively in North America, Europe and the Middle East, earning a reputation as leaders and innovators in the field of puppetry. Puppetmongers Theatre has been bewitching audiences since 1974 with their exceptional and inventive creations, both for young audiences and adults.

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