w.P. Puppet Theatre
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Box 61116 Kensington,
Calgary, AB, T2N 4S6

q: Where do your ideas come from?

(A favourite question of our young audience members.)

ANSWER:

Well, on special certain days it rains ideas and what you have to do is walk with your head tilted so they drip in your ear!

vision

An Alberta where the power of puppetry inspires youth to have a greater understanding and acceptance for each other and the world.

mission

WP Puppet Theatre Society finds innovative and explorative ways to enhance artistic, educational and life experiences of young people through the art of puppetry.

Values

Excellence

We believe that the excellence and integrity of our art enhances the audience’s ability to explore and understand the world and the people in it.

Respect

We believe that respect for others is the foundation of collaborative and ethical interaction.

Creativity

We believe that creativity opens the mind to wisdom and learning.

Learning

We believe that learning is the key to meaningful life and work.

OUR HISTORY

WP Puppet Theatre Society’s (WPTS) origins can be traced back to the childhood games of two little girls named Wendy and Pam. Inspired by those early memories, Founding and Artistic Director, Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, BFA, established WPTS as a charitable, not-for-profit society based in Calgary, Alberta in 1991.

Since then, WPTS, has created over twenty productions, covering a variety of themes for school and community audiences. Additionally, the company has developed projects with other organizations that engage puppetry to teach and connect with children in all sorts of situations—from learning about animals at the Calgary Zoo, to learning about hospital procedures or court system protocols.

WPTS has also produced “Puppet Power” a series of five international conferences historically occurring every two years, looking at the power of puppetry beyond performance. Past themes have included: “Puppets as Agents for Social Change” (2007), “Embracing Multiculturalism” (2003), “Puppets as a Therapeutic Medium” (2002).

Current programming includes school and community workshops and residencies, professional development for teachers and other community leaders, and our Puppets on the Go create program. Our newest production for family audiences, FINDING MY SONG is available for bookings by festivals and theatres.

past productions

1981 - Pictures at an Exhibition - Mussorgsky

1986 - Blueberry Johnson & the Day of the Pies

1987 - Green's Keen! Drown Brown

1988 - Jumping Jellyfish! It's a Panda

1990 - Moon Zooms

1992 - Oliver T. Oliver

1994 - The Laughing Giraffe

1995 - Beaka's Incredible Invention

1996 - Great Kapok Tree & Other Forest Stories

1997 - Now the Gecko is Giggling Too

1998 - Pix and the Beetle

 

1999 - Why 4 Aliens

2000 - Mother Goose Suite - Ravel

2001 - The Toy Box - Debussy

2001 - Sugar Shack Stories

2002 - Frogs in a Blue Bucket

2003 - Collected Tales

2003 - Dinosauria

2004 - Why the Rabbit's Nose Wiggles

2005 - River’s Running

2005 - Christmas with the Monsters

2010 - FINDING MY SONG

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