Puppets on a Mission

Speakers from South Africa, the UK and the USA introduce different types of puppets and talk about their puppetry practice in Community Drama settings.

This is Dialogue’s first article in our series about Objects with Objectives at the ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity 2017 – to see our second post, an audio interview with David Grant, please click here.

Objects with Objectives has been running seminars and workshops during the Cradle of Creativity in order to experiment with ideas around the use of puppetry in Applied and Community Theatre settings.

The short teaser video (2 minutes), below, shows off some of the puppets being used in the workshops:

Victoria is a Theatre-Maker with experience in Theatre-in-Education, Directing, Acting and creating Community Theatre. She is passionate about all aspects of Theatre and its ability to enact positive change. Victoria has been involved in many creative projects across the UK, and is interested in Community Performance practice around the world. Recent projects in the UK include: facilitating a project with 20/20 Youth theatre with LL/D teenagers for Reading Rep, helping to devise and perform interactive shows for children with Chickenshed’s Tales from the Shed programme, and teaching Drama in Southwark Inclusive Learning Service (SILS) for children who have been excluded from mainstream school.