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Workshop: Scripting for Visual Theatre, from Page to Stage

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University of Calgary

2500 University Dr NW

Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

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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)

Purchase this talk individually or click here to register for the entire conference.

Join Ann Powell and David Powell from Puppetmongers Theatre (Toronto, Canada) for this hands-on workshop. Participants will collaborate in small “production” groups to develop ideas or stories that they bring to the workshop, learning how to analyze and notate them as a storyboard script. The most important elements are recorded first, each on a separate piece of paper, allowing the story to be moved around and fitted together in different ways, to find the arc(s) of the story. Then the curlicues and flourishes are added – the asides and subplots, the drama, the comic relief and romantic interest – on more pieces of paper, as required. The writer will now be seeing not just the story emerging, but the beginnings of the design and staging of the show, with thoughts on character development, lighting and sound effects.

Once the storyboards are roughed out in this way, the participants will make simple, quick paper puppets (and any necessary props and set pieces) with which to develop staging and movement. Improvising from scene to scene, they will find the dialogue writing itself, practically from the puppets’ mouths, as they follow their plays from picture to picture. As staging and story discoveries are made the storyboard can be tweaked, edited and added to.


About Ann and David

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. They have created a dozen new plays for both young and general audiences, which have earned them and their collaborators a mass of awards.



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