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.