NEWFOUNDLAND PUPPET COLLECTIVE
2016 CREATION WORKSHOP
Artists, educators, filmmakers, performers, dancers, storytellers, artistically inclined tinkerers and community members from all walks, are invited to take part in this unique workshop opportunity, which will examine puppet articulation, mask, story devising, and large-scale puppet design. The aim of this two-week workshop is the development of a new work of nighttime spectacle-theatre based on Mary Fearon and Andy Jones’ hilarious adaptation of “Jack and the World’s End Water.”
Exercises in mask and puppetry techniques will complement work in narrative development and ensemble building. Members of the community at large are invited to work side-by-side with professional artists.
The exploratory work will have an indoor showing and open house at LSPU Hall on Friday, July 29 and then an outdoor showing, the following evening, July 30 as part of yearly festivities at Victoria Park. The outdoor show will be in collaboration with Newfoundland’s own musical improv troupe The Scruncheons.
LSPU Hall will serve as the home base for meetings and creation sessions.
Workshop Dates: July 18 — July 29
Open House and Performances: July 29 (LSPU Hall) & July 30 (Victoria Park)
Dave Lane (Old Trout Puppet Workshop, New England Puppet Intensive)
Andy Jones (Actor, Storyteller, Codco)
Mary Fearon (Storyteller, Author, Historian)
Ruth Lawrence (Filmmaker, Actor, White Rooster Theatre)
Baptiste Neis (Actor, Playwright, Puppeteer)
Kathleen Parewick (Performer, Sculptor, Victoria Park Liaison)
Sara Tilley (Puppeteer, Mask and Clown Specialist)
Pia Banzhaf (Odd Puppet Collective, Dramaturg)
Looking for something for the kiddos? Check out our Drama Camp for ages 8-14 at LSPU Hall!
Sail away with the Newfoundland Puppet Collective as the drama camp at RCA sets a course for adventures in theatre, mask and puppetry. Kids ages 8-14 are invited to take part in a week-long theatre experience led by David Lane of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, and exploring the tall tales of Newfoundland Jack. Come celebrate your child’s imagination and the rich tradition of Newfoundland storytelling when we present an original creation on the historic RCA stage at the conclusion of Jack Camp.
Special guests will include local storyteller and actor Andy Jones, who along with Mary-Lynn Bernard and Monique Tobin will present a special Jack Tale told with puppets: “Queen Of Paradise Garden.”