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Acting by Proxy: an Intro to Persuasive Manipulation Workshop

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THIS WORKSHOP IS PART OF Puppet Power 2018: Story | A Conference on Applied Puppetry
June 1-3, 2018 (Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday)
Venue partner: University of Calgary's School of Creative and Performing Arts (2500 University Dr NW)

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Join Andrew Periale, Editor of Puppetry International – UNIMA USA (New Hampshire), and Perry Alley Theatre for this hands-on workshop.

This is a workshop for anyone who wants to learn the basics of puppetry manipulation or improve on what they already know. We’ll work with hand puppets, rod puppets, and a very simple three-person puppet. We’ll use exercises from such puppeteers as Paul Vincent Davis (hand pantomime) and Philippe Genty (point fixe) as well as techniques learned over more than three decades of touring a variety of puppet types. In preparing a show there are always questions that can only be answered through experimentation: How does a particular puppet sleep, wake, become aware of its limitations, react to a variety of stimuli, breathe, project a range of emotions, wait, die? What is the effect on an audience when a puppet follows the laws of physics by which we are bound? And when they violate those laws? Can a puppet escape its puppeteers? Finally, we’ll create brief scenes, to put some of these techniques into a performance context. This will be an active workshop. Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely.



About Andrew Periale

Periale’s career cannot meaningfully be examined apart from that of his wife, Bonnie. The Periales began working together in 1982 and founded Perry Alley Theatre in 1986. They moved to their current home and studio in New Hampshire in 1988. Together, they’ve produced a dozen major shows and many shorter pieces for touring. Andrew and Bonnie have performed at national and regional festivals, the Smithsonian Institution, the Center for Puppetry Arts (Atlanta), the Jim Henson International Festival of Puppetry and in other venues across the U.S., France and Italy. They took over the production of A Propos magazine for UNIMA-USA in 1985, and together created the concept of Puppetry International magazine, which first appeared in the mid-1990s.

Recognition highlights include The Paul Vincent Davis Award, the George Latshaw Award, 3 Henson Foundation grants, 2 UNIMA Citations, an Emmy nomination, finalists in the International Festival of Film and Television and, from UNIMA-USA, a Lifetime Achievement award. In 2016, the Periales were elected Members of Honor of UNIMA, the international body governing puppetry.

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