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Puppet Power Keynote with Andrew Periale and Wrap-Up Party!

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THIS 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 us for the Keynote talk by Andrew Periale with a Q&A, Conference Wrap-up and panel discussion with Mike Czuba, and a party!

Keynote Talk: Walking through Walls: The Further Adventures of the Green-editor and Pajama-girl

Andrea Periale and his wife, Bonnie, began creating puppet shows together almost as soon as they met, in 1982. After a summer with Philippe Genty in 1985 at the Institut Internationale de la Marionnette, Andrew returned to assume the editorship of A Propos, the publication of UNIMA-USA. Bonnie, with her background in graphics, became the designer. They agreed to work on the project for two years: They have just completed their thirty-third year on the job, turning the small format, members-only publication they inherited into a full-sized magazine that is read by practitioners all over the world. What they have come to realize, is that PI is not merely about puppetry; in supporting UNIMA-USA’s core mission, namely, to promote international peace and understanding through the art of puppetry, it is as much as anything, an instrument of social change. In a world where speech, actions and even beliefs are often constrained, PI has also become, in some measure, subversive. Recent issues focused on the puppetry of Africa, China and Indonesia are (among other things) part of an ongoing effort to give voice to those who have been marginalized. Where people need access to the magazine, we find a way of getting it to them.

About Andrew Periale

Andrew Periale began working seriously with puppets during his undergraduate studies in theater. A subsequent Masters in German, including a stint at the University of Graz, Austria, opened his eyes to the wider community of puppeteers and motivated his further studies in France and Italy.

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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