Check out our CAOS friends: Slamalicious (now with more pirates) - new online interactive puppet slam is on July 17! Tickets.
Participants came from:
88 rest of world including Spain, Brazil, Tehran, Holland, India, Argentina, Finland
121 purchasers (plus guests)
848 total orders,
9 bursary award winners
12 Artists from Calgary
10 Artists from Canada & overseas
42 separate presentations with 15 ‘main stage’ presentations
27 one on one performances
IT'S A WRAP!
PUPPET POWER 2020
This year’s Puppet Power 2020: Puppets Go Existential conference theme was chosen against a backdrop of Fridays for Future, a rise of machine learning and algorithms, Mars exploration program, genetic engineering on mosquitos, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls, nanotechnology, burning Amazon jungles…
The year 2020, suggested a special time for clarity to examine some of the existential considerations of our time: Climate Action, Artificial Intelligence, Culture & Identity and Hope & Human Agency.
Three months ago, a new existential event brought even greater urgency to examine our vulnerabilities and spurred our decision to offer our biennial conference 100% online.
Thanks to you all for your help in getting me there virtually, and for this tremendous opportunity!
I so enjoyed presenting and have been absolutely inspired by all the other presentations today –
So many mind-blowing, paradigm shifting moments in the presentations I’ve seen.
Join our Board
W.P. Puppet Theatre Society is inviting people with a passion for puppetry, the arts and community issues, such as mental health and wellness, education, climate action, hope and human agency, diversity and inclusion to join our Board of Directors.