2014 Artists & Companies

photo of Karen PrellKAREN PRELL of the USA was Red on The MUPPET’S Fraggle Rock & Worm on Labyrinth. She will offer two workshops as well as autograph signings and guest appearances.

photo of Judith LawrenceCanadian icon JUDITH LAWRENCE, creator and performer of CASEY & FINNEGAN for MR. DRESSUP, will be our very special guest. She is also a recipient of the ORDER OF CANADA for her work with peace and women’s rights.
Judith Lawrence


poster for The UmbrellaOLD TROUT PUPPET WORKSHOP (Calgary) & PUENTE THEATRE (Victoria) with musical guests BUCAN BUCAN
present THE UMBRELLA as part of our double with the ANARCHIST’S PUPPET/POET SLAM.


poster for Handmade Puppet DreamsHEATHER HENSON’S HANDMADE PUPPET DREAMS adult puppet movie shorts, including “Lessons Learned” by Toby Froud, son of Brian & Wendy Froud designers of puppets on Dark Crystal & Labyrinth.

poster for Caws and EffectsMIND OF A SNAIL’S NEW SHOW –
CAWS & EFFECTS (Vancouver)
They loved it at the Winnipeg Fringe 2014.


photo of Rick ScottRICK SCOTT is our FEATURED ACT at our Sunday Puppets for Peace Main Stage Government House Performance. He is an award winning singer, songwriter, & storyteller who combines music and laughter in lively, participatory concerts for all ages. RICK is not a puppet.


poster for Javases DalangJavanese Dalang SUTRISNO HARTANA will offer a Wayang shadow demonstration. He and his FAMILY will perform Javanese music & dance at our Government House Peace Celebration. Sutisno Hartana at SFU


photo of Le-La-Le-DancersThe LE-LA-LA DANCERS are a traditional Kwakwaka’wakw (pronounced kwa kwa key wok) dance company who present First Nations culture of Northern Vancouver Island.


photo of The Little Yellow GuyTIM GOSLEY’S LITTLE YELLOW GUY
Muppet Wiki: Tim Gosley
Globe & Mail
Poetry of the Puppet


photo of Kirsten van RitsenComedian, KIRSTEN VAN RITZEN will co host our opening reception with the Little Yellow Guys,  as well as trying her hand at puppets.



Dream is a folktale with subversive humour that works on several levels, that is aimed mainly at adults. But like all Runaway Moon productions, it is suitable for everyone over the age of five.” www.runawaymoon.org


photo of The Mesmerizing Mermaid

THE MESMERIZING MERMAID, HILARIE ANN HIGGINS (Victoria) audience participation involving 7 fish puppets.
Hilarie Ann Higgins on Facebook


psoter for Grant Hayter MenziesGRANT HAYTER-MENZIES shares his knowledge of Chinese Shadow puppetry with his puppet collection, followed by a book signing at MUNRO’S, Canada’s most beautiful bookstore of SHADOW WOMAN: THE EXTRAORDINARY CAREER OF PAULINE BENTON.
Author Talk


photo of Petrushka Show with Viktor BakarVANCOUVER PUPPET THEATRE’s
Petrushka Show with Viktor Bakar
, who will offer a performance & walk around characters.


poster for W.P. Puppet TheatreW.P. PUPPET THEATRE (Calgary) ‘Drop By’ Paper folding workshop  fun paper sculpture techniques. Celebrate real or imaginary birds that can sing, squawk or flap their wings. Great for all ages.


photo of Missie PetersMISSIE PETERS, Spoken Word Festival artistic director, is our slam host with the Little Yellow Guy “7” special contestants in THE ANARCHISTS PUPPET/POET SLAM. A double bill with Old Trout / Puente’s THE UMBRELLA.


poster of Devils CircusDEVIL’S CIRCUS
MOCHINOSHA/The Wishes Mystical Puppet Company
ages 8 and up including adults. (more info)
The Wish on Facebook


Sue ProctorSUE PROCTOR (Winnipeg) bring your own puppet or choose one of ours.  Sue will lead you to create a story with puppets.  18 participants – priority given to P. of A. members. winnipegarts.ca/wac/event/371


photo of Danaé Brissonet artworkDANAÉ BRISSONET (Quebec) creates The Living Mural on the wall of The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Watch it come alive and join our PUPPETS FOR PEACE PARADE.
Danaé Brissonet on Facebook
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

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