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Puppet Improv Workshop with Elizabeth Westermann & Colin Smith

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From Sesame Street, The Great Space Coaster, to present-day Grocery Outlet ads, puppets have surrounded us since childhood. In this workshop you will learn the basics of improvised puppetry, making it come alive onstage through focus and puppet manipulation. Similar to traditional mask work, improvised puppetry often serves as an important medium for self-discovery and spontaneous creation. In addition, by exploring the puppets' physicality through specific movements, tics, and traits, the actor will gain great depth in their own abilities as physical improvisers. Each student will receive a small hand and rod puppet to take home and keep. Come play!

Cost: $125
Dates: Sundays May 24 and 31 from 12-3pm With a Student Showcase on May 31st at the Market Theatre at 7pm
Limit 12

Prerequisite: Improv Level 300


Elizabeth Westermann has been interested in puppetry ever since her eyes were able to focus on Sesame Street. She has been performing puppetry since 2004, when she staged the first incarnation of Puppet TV - then known as The Cotton Gin. She began building puppets shortly thereafter and has created puppets for Wizards of the Coast and The Saturday Knights "Count it Off" music video. She has been performing improv with Unexpected Productions since 2000 and is thrilled that the two interests compliment each other so well.

Colin Smith has been a member of Unexpected Productions' Ensemble since 2008. He was a four year member of Davidson College’s improv troupe Oops...; co-wrote, directed, and performed in the sketch comedy show Who Says That?!;

He is assistant teacher for Lakeside high school introductory theatre, taught a 6th and 7th grade unit in improvisational theatre at Hyla middle school, designed workshop “Accessible Comedy for the Camp Stage” for YMCA Camp Orkila staff; taught classes on improv at YMCA Camp Orkila, coached Mountlake Terrace High School to 1st place in the 2009 Hogan Cup Theatre-Sports tournament.


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