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Pre-Manufacturing Workshop for Actors Excited by Working with Puppets – Dream Story Puppets

Half One – Introduction


Dream Story Puppets is providing a free on-line workshop in appearing with puppets for actors from the Higher Boston space, Cape Cod, and areas in between.

We shall be exploring appearing with tabletop and determine puppets, in addition to the connection between reside appearing and appearing with puppets. This can embody creating a couple of character, appearing with a number of puppets on the identical time, and using parts of sensible and nonrealistic reside appearing (together with parts of pantomime, appearing in a masks, and rules examined by Theatre Anthropology). On this performing fashion, actors carry out in full view of the viewers. Directions, coaching, improvisations, and creating scenes will kind the essential blocks of this system.

This pre-production workshop hyperlinks with Dream Story Puppets’ upcoming manufacturing primarily based on the people story concerning the Fisherman and the Golden Fish. On this comical adaptation, the fisherman and his spouse are joined by characters from more and more greater dwellings. The spouse, impressed first by neighbors after which by her courtiers, sends her husband to the golden fish to demand an increasing number of wealth and higher energy over greater and larger realms…till it's an excessive amount of for the magic fish to deal with. We shall be working with characters, themes, and passages from the play.

Workshops shall be led by Jacek Zuzanski, a director, actor, and puppeteer identified for his mastery in combining puppetry and stylized reside appearing. .

This preliminary workshop would be the first a part of a sequence of comparable initiatives. It's going to begin on Saturday, Might 15 at 1:00 PM, and can proceed as soon as every week by way of Saturday, June 19. The primary two periods will every be 90 minutes lengthy. Subsequent periods will vary from one to 2 hours in size. Hopefully, ultimately, we will organize no less than one reside session within the Boston space and one within the Higher/Mid Cape Cod.

You will want a pc with a digital camera and an web connection. We are going to use Zoom. Since April 2020, Dream Story Puppets has been rehearsing on-line for our current manufacturing of “Alice, or the Purple King’s Dream.” The 2 actors and co creators concerned on this undertaking had identified one another nicely earlier than we have been pressured on-line. A web based workshop with individuals who haven’t met earlier than shall be one thing new and, to some extent, experimental. You will want a desk to set the pc on and an space about ten ft huge and ten ft deep in entrance of the pc. Extra shall be higher. You will want another desk about 4 to 6 ft lengthy for the stage in your puppets. Ensure it’s not too heavy, so if wanted it could possibly be moved round.

We are going to work with simply accessible objects as puppets (like plastic bottles, blocks fabricated from cardboard, and items of froth). On the Dream Story Puppets weblog, you'll discover directions on create quite simple puppets for workouts, coaching, and improvisations.

The result of the workshop will decide how the sequence shall be continued. Within the fall, Dream Story Puppets will start in search of actors to affix the manufacturing of “Fisherman and His Spouse.” This workshop introduces methods utilized in Dream Story Puppets and gives you an concept of the approaches we are going to make use of within the undertaking, so involvement within the workshop could be advantageous to actors serious about becoming a member of the manufacturing.

Find out how to Signal Up / Contact

Please ship an e-mail to We might admire it for those who might introduce your self: tell us the place you reside, write about your theatrical expertise, and inform us why you have an interest in appearing with puppets. A hyperlink to your web site if in case you have one could be appreciated.

You probably have questions otherwise you want to know extra about plans for producing “Fisherman and His Spouse,” please tell us.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, Might 14, 2021. Should you learn this after the deadline handed and you have an interest, please join with us. We are going to contact you if becoming a member of the workshop remains to be doable and allow you to know when the subsequent workshop is scheduled.


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