5th annual PuppetFest MidWest (July 10-15, 2007), Trenton, Missouri. Learn puppet building and performance in a relaxed, professional environment. Focus on one aspect of puppetry in a twenty-hour workshop.
This year's workshops:
MANIPULATION BOOT CAMP with Drew Allison, Grey Seal Puppets. Intense workthrough that will focus on creating and developing puppet character through movement and manipulation with an emphasis on non-verbal puppetry.
HANDS UP! with Luman Coad, Coad Canada Puppets. Participants will create a comfortable, durable, and performable hand puppet with a papier-mache head.
NEEDLE FELTED HAND PUPPETS with Pam Corcoran.
ADVANCED MARIONETTE MANIPULATION with Phillip Huber, The Huber Marionettes.
VENTRILOQUISM: AN ANCIENT ART DEMYSTIFIED! with Randel McGee, McGee Productions.
ROD PUPPETS AND PERFORMANCE with Paul Mesner of Paul Mesner Puppets.
SHADOW PUPPETRY with Jim Napolitano, Nappy's Puppets
For more information visit www.puppetfestival.org.