Ninja Puppet Workshops

Ninja Puppet Productions and MINT present a series of workshops on the art of puppetry. These workshops are designed to give the participants an academic and hands on overview of both the performance and building aspects of the puppet. We will be covering several different styles of puppetry that are the basic backbone of all forms. These workshops will be broken up into a 3 session set that will take a hands on approach to some of the endless avenues that puppetry can take. Each participant will have the opportunity to create and design their own puppet that will evolve throughout the sessions.

Workshops will take place on September 6, 13, and 20 at 10am at Eyedrum

Some of the topics that the workshops will cover will include:

Writing for Puppetry (visual vs verbal)
Basic building (what a puppet needs to move)
Basic Performance skills (Capturing the illusion of life)
Puppetry for Video (exploring the option of digital media)
Life of a Puppeteer (practical options for a professional puppeteer)
Putting a show together (bringing it all together and performance options in Atlanta)

Ninja Puppet Productions has been on the cutting edge of adult oriented performance art puppetry for over 7 years. Each workshop will be hosted by Raymond Carr, Artistic Director of Ninja Puppet Productions. Raymond has been a puppeteer for over 15 years and has traveled all over the country and to Europe performing and teaching workshops. Some of Raymond's credits include: Puppeteer for Nick Jr's Lazytown, first American Puppeteer voodoo operator for BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs: The Live Experience, 6 time writer director for the Center for Puppetry art's Xperimental Puppetry Theater, Writer/Director for The Center for Puppetry Art's Family Series show A Sunday Morning Puppet Show, puppeteer for Dad's Garage Puppet Slam, and Late Night Creepy Horror Theater, and Workshop leader and performer for One Way Street Inc of Denver CO.

Those who participate in the workshops will then be given the opportunity to perform their pieces at the The Ninja Puppet Extravaganza November 3-5 at Eyedrum.

$10 per session or $25 for all three.

For more information or to register for workshops contact TheNinja@ninjapuppet.com

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