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2018: PUPPETRY DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION – LONDON

Venue: Dulwich College

Deadline to apply: 31/05/2018

Dates: This workshop will run for one week from Monday 23rd July to Friday 27th July

Workshop Information

Samuel Wyer has over fifteen years’ experience in the field of puppetry design and construction. His extensive work with Les Enfants Terribles theatre company has seen him explore a distinctive style of macabre and playful visual storytelling, that has become visible throughout all his puppetry creations.

As a puppetry designer his work has been seen in: The Terrible Infants (Wilton’s Music Hall 2017, numerous UK tours); The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie (numerous UK festivals); The Vaudevillains (Assembly, Edinburgh Festival, UK Tour) – all for Les Enfants Terribles; How to Hide a Lion (Polka Theatre); The Bear (The Polka Theatre, UK Tour).

Samuel is also an established set designer, with selected credits including: Hartlepool Monkey (Stratford Circus, Arts Centre); Dinner at the Twits (The Vaults, Les Enfants Terribles); The Game’s Afoot (Madame Tussauds, Les Enfants Terribles); The Elephantom (The National Theatre, The New London Theatre); The Space Invaders Agency (Punchdrunk), and the Olivier-nominated Alice’s Adventures Underground (The Vaults, Les Enfants Terribles).

For more information, please see: www.samuelwyer.com

Puppetry Design and Construction

The use of puppetry in theatre has been an established practise for centuries. Over the past decade, there has been a resurgence of the use of puppets, with worldwide smash hits such as Warhorse and Avenue Q. In this workshop, we will be looking at the design process, from initial concepts and briefs, to the actual physical construction. By studying previous examples of Samuel’s work and experimenting with different techniques, each student will create their own puppet for their portfolios.

Image by ©Rah Petherbridge Photography – Monaco-21

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria, Selection, and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.

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