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Make Mischief and Disappear
Puppetmongers' Studio
Toronto, ON
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Make Mischief and Disappear
Here we call on The Trickster. Jungians suggest that tricksters exist within each of us at the border between conscious and unconscious thought. Appearing in the myths of many cultures, they often act as catalysts to playfully disrupt life and challenge authority. Drawing on character creation techniques from Laban, Viewpoints and clown, we embody our inner-tricksters and ignite new stories.

In part two, we transfer our trickster characters onto our puppets and experiment with how to let them take the focus. As contemporary performance styles often require puppeteers to be visible on stage, it has become increasingly necessary to achieve a puppeteer neutrality. By exploring tension, focus, and kinesthetic awareness, we allow our puppets to take centre stage and provide space for the magic to emerge.

Designed for both the puppet-curious and puppet-experienced, this workshop welcomes individuals from any discipline; i.e., you may be an actor who incorporates puppetry into your training or an artist who loves to build puppets but wants to perform.


SHAWNA REITER is a co-founder and the artistic director of CLUNK Puppet Lab. Her work delves into the minute, intimate moments of shared human experience through puppetry, physical theatre and sculpture/installation. Original work includes How I Became Invisible, The Chronicles of Rose, Fin, The Unremarkable Disappearance of Mr. Ogorki and Gone Fishin. Formally a member of the Toronto Puppetry Collective, and currently a board member of UNIMA-Canada, she is passionate about strengthening Canadas puppetry culture through festival development, education, and by supporting new work by emerging artists. Shawna was one of the Creators of the Humber College Puppetry Intensive and Master Class Series. She currently teaches puppetry at Humber College. Website: clunkpuppetlab.com

GINETTE MOHR is a writer, performer and director who creates new work through playful explorations of performance and design. She recently co-created and directed the puppetry sensations Snack Music and Table Top Tales (SNAFU Dance Theatre), with performances scheduled at the NAC this winter. She will also perform her puppetry co-creation Lost and Found with Theatre Direct this spring. Previous theatre credits include: The Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Neptune Theatre, Young Peoples Theatre, The Quickening Theatre, Theatre New Brunswick, Drayton Entertainment, Theatre Aquarius, Keystone Theatre and The Second City. She periodically teaches performance techniques at York University, The Second City, Theatre Direct, Young People's Theatre, and The Living Arts Centre.


Puppetmongers' Studio (View)
388 Carlaw Avenue, Unit W-23,
Toronto, ON M4M 2T4


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Puppetmongers Theatre
On BPT Since: Dec 05, 2016
Toronto School of Puppetry

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