Two Saturdays – November 1st and November 8th, 10 am to 4 pm.
Toy Theatre developed at the beginning of the 19th century as a children’s plaything and became all the rage as family entertainment in Victorian drawing rooms across Europe and the Americas. As children, Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles all delighted in re-enacting their favourite literary works and West End dramas by staging them in two dimensions on a miniature proscenium stage.
This Workshop could be your chance to prepare a Winter Holiday treat for your family! In this two day workshop, you will turn a cardboard box into your own theatre, then design and build sets and props, and create your own cast of characters. The first day of the workshop will be devoted to building the theatre and some of the equipment: the second day will be the completion of the build, rehearsals, and final performances or show-and-tells amongst the participants.
Since Ann Powell and David Powell founded Puppetmongers in 1974, the company has become internationally recognized as a leader and innovator in the field of puppetry. So far we have created a dozen new plays for both young and general audiences, which have earned us and our collaborators a mass of awards.
In 1996, we started The Toronto School of Puppetry to share our creative approach and provide a collaborative learning space for the puppetry community, and for multi-disciplinary artists interested in expanding their theatrical palette.