Why Puppetry?

Puppetry is Powerful.

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Why does puppetry work so well?

Puppetry:

  • Is Visual Drama.
  • Creates Instant theater.
  • Is a Community Event and Team Building.
  • Can deal with important and sensitive issues in a positive and hopeful method.
  • Can effectively communicate messages of prevention.
  • Crosses boundaries. Bypasses stigma,
  • Crosses different languages, cultures, religions, and nationalities.
  • Gives voice to those unheard.
  • Allows the unseen to be seen through imaginative drama and performance.
  • Is Therapeutic allowing both the performers and the audience to safely deal with difficult emotions and trauma.

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Puppetry Workshops.

Teaching puppetry in the local country empowers aid workers to use the visual story-telling of puppetry to localize health messages and communicate in the local language.

The workshops cover a variety of skill development which include:

Puppet manipulation.
Puppet contsruction.
Presentation and performance.
Script writing
Reheasing
Directing, critique and story refinement.

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