Having worked with many different performers, directors and makers, I have developed a number of practical workshops to share what I have learnt and to further explore ideas and techniques.
Every workshop has been carefully planned but can be adapted to suit different levels of experience and time scales.
Micro Cinema Theatre
Live Camera and Performance
Exploring objects, puppets and the human body to discover a new type of cinema.
Contemporary Puppetry and Performance
Exploring the darker side by giving the puppet the space and power to dominate the stage.
Acting the Puppet
Simple Puppetry Manipulation Skills
Exploring the ways a puppet can walk, run and fall over, how it can apparently have feelings, reactions and even a sense of humour!
Bespoke Making Sessions
Design and build a head or figure that is expressive, workable and robust. Examples could include clay modelling, plaster casting, puppet jointing and internal structures.
How to book a workshop
Workshops are generally organised by theatres, educational institutions, drama schools or by individuals. These may be as part of a festival, an education program or a private invitation.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss hosting a workshop.
Recent teaching collaborations
Tarumba Marionettes, Lisbon
La Capra Ballerina, Acquapendente, Italy
Segovia, Unima Spain
Junta de Andalusia, Spain
AQM University Montreal, Quebec
London International Mime Festival UK
Manipulate Festival, Edinburgh UK
Norwich Puppet Theatre UK
Curious School of Puppetry, Edinburgh
Unity Theatre, Liverpool
Casteliers Festival, Montreal, Quebec
Figurenteater Kolleg, Bochum, Germany
Westflügel, Leipzig, Germany
Karlsson Haus Theatre, Saint Petersbourg
ESNAM Charleville-Mézières, France
Little Angel Theatre, London
The Complex, Dublin
UNIMA Hellas, Greece