A long-running Calgary puppetry conference is going digital and it’s offering the public a whimsical look at the artform. WP Puppet Theatre presents Puppet Power 2020: Puppets Go Existential this Saturday and Sunday.
So what is the power of puppetry? And how can we call use it? WP Puppet Theatre shares:
First, we can all utilize puppetry as a springboard to conversation, with your children or others. Sometimes it’s easier to speak of difficult subjects, worries or fears through a proxy like a puppet. Second, making puppets together is a lovely community building, bonding and fun project.
Wendy Passmore-Godfrey is WP Puppet Theatre’s Artistic & Founding Director and joined Lisa Wilton. Wendy gives us a peek behind the curtain of a conference that looks at how puppets can spur social change.
Puppet Power 2020: Puppets Go Existential is for adult or youth who is inspired to express themselves creatively, develop personal and professional skills and promote positive social change.
For more information about this weekend’s Puppet Power Conference check out www.wppuppet.com.