Beginning Puppetry with Rachel|
1-3pm, Saturday, May 4th
at Tin Can Studio
Cost: $30 pre-reg/$35 day-of
In this fun, dynamic class, you'll learn the foundations of good stage puppetry - focus, physical commitment and basic puppet operation. We'll focus on how to make your puppet seem alive and connect with the audience. You'll get lots of hands-on time with professional arm-and-rod puppets plus a simple practice puppet to take home so you can keep working on your skills.
No puppet experience required.
Class recommended for ages 15 and up.
Please dress comfortably and be ready to move.
Class size limited to 16.
Rachel Jackson's Vox Fabuli Puppets specializes in twisting the familiar into dark and humorous shapes. Rachel has been puppeteering on various Seattle stages since 2008, where her work has been called "mad and masterful" by The Seattle Times. The mind behind the 2011 hit "MANOS The Hands of Felt", she more recently brought her talented hands to "Team of Heroes: Behind Closed Doors", "Whedonesque Burlesque" and "Audrey & Nelson: a puppet sex musical".
- Do I have to bring my own puppet?
No. There will be plenty o' puppets provided to play with. However, if you have your own arm and rod puppet friend, you are absolutely welcome to bring them to class with you.
- Will we be building puppets in this class?
No. Nonononono. That takes waaay longer than 2 hours.
- Do I have to be good at funny voices?
Nope. We'll be focusing on physical work in this class, so you can puppeteer using whatever voice is comfy (funny voice, normal voice, super serious voice, etc).
Portrait of Rachel Jackson with Puppet Joss Whedon by Inti St. Clair
Tin Can Studio (View)
3130 Airport Way S. #510
Seattle, WA 98134
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|Dog Friendly: No|