Puppetmongers greatly enjoy working on other people’s projects:  here are examples of some of our involvement in higher education so far.

Photo credit: Cylla von Tideman

Are members of the faculty for the Puppetry Intensive , an amazing two week course, and for Master Classes, in June at Humber College.  Humber College Puppet Intensive

Gave a pre-show talk about what is going on in Canadian Puppetry, for the University of Toronto Theatre Department’s presentation of Buchty a loutky (Cakes and Puppets) from the Czech Republic.

Taught the Theatre for Young Audiences Course at the University of Windsor, with a focus on puppet theatre.

Assisted the Sheridan College Theatre Department acting and prop students create and use shadow puppetry for their production of A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, directed by Mimi Meckler.  We also assisted the Humber College acting and technical students with Bunraku style puppets for The Caucasian Chalk Circle, directed by Maja Ardel.

Gave movement and manipulation workshops for the Post Graduate Theatre Department at the University of Toronto for their production of Mr. Punch the Cuckold.

Have annually demonstrated world puppetry and new trends, materials and techniques for Humber College’s 2nd year theatre performance and technical students, and for Sheridan College’s Theatre Prop. Department’s 2nd year students.

Presented a demonstration of world puppetry and new trends, plus an object puppetry workshop, for the ATHE conference.

Presented a demonstration of world puppetry and our own innovations at the COUCTP Conference, at Ryerson University.

Workshop-demonstration and a performance of our Brick Bros. Circus, for first year students in the theatre course at the University of Guelph.  Voted “Show with Best Costuming”.

Lead workshops in 2D paper puppets, toy theatre, and mask making for teacher candidates at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education – University of Toronto

Give a thorough grounding in puppetry to many students and artists through our annual Toronto School of Puppetry courses.


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