New Scripts, new puppets, new techniques in puppetry
We make our work through a a process of trial and error, in the workshop and rehearsal room.
To make a show we need to work out the relationship between the characters in the story, the puppets and the puppeteers...
E.g. The Table
We began with a puppet Goldstein from our rehearsals for 1984. Then we did:
3 weeks WORKSHOPPING to develop a new puppetry concept - a puppet "Moses" on a table explaining how puppetry works
3 weeks MAKING to adapt the puppet
4 WRITING periods
2 weeks puppet TRAINING
13 weeks DEVISING REHEARSALS over 2 years
Reading scripts - Devising new puppets - Reviewing old puppets
New opera project with Elena Langer
Making scripts work for puppetry - Commisioning new scripts
Designing and making a cast of puppets
Finding the a puppetry concept - Who are the puppeteers?