Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: Títeres en Morelia Edition

Puppeteers perform at Festival Internacional de Títeres in Morelia, Michoacán, México this weekend (source: FIT Morelia, Michoacán. México on Facebook)

Africa & The Middle East

Richard Vorster discusses achieving his dream of performing in War Horse.

Asia

Russian Puppet Troupe performed in Jaipur ahead of an annual Indo-Russian bilateral summit.

Toho plans to make the first new Japanese Godzilla movie in ten years.

Chen Xueyue strives to keep Chinese shadow puppetry alive.

Indian puppetry played an important part of Kahaani, Punjab’s first storytelling festival.

Papermoon Puppet Theatre is looking forward to a busy 2015.

Australia & New Zealand

The Puppet Kitchen is helping to bring Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show to Sydney.

Europe

A guide to upcoming puppet theatre in Munich, Germany (link goes to a German language web site).

An update from The Puppet Centre in Lleida, Spain (link goes to a Catalan language web site).

North America

Canadian-born, Melbourne based Jeff Achtem’s Swamp Juice is playing off-Broadway in New York.

After fifty years of activism, Peter Schumann and Bread and Puppet Theater are still speaking out.

A great anecdote on the occasion of Puppet Heap’s recent 10 year anniversary.

The Old Trout Puppet Workshop is restaging Famous Puppet Death Scenes in Washington, D.C.

Mill Mountain Theatre’s Children of Eden is bringing the Garden of Eden to life in North Carolina.

Wanderlust Theatre Company is creating giant puppets for Festival International de Louisiane.

Bob Baker is gone, but his supporters vow to keep the puppets moving.

A dispatch from the Festival Internacional de Títeres in Michoacán, México (link goes to a Spanish language web site).

Auditions & Job Opportunities

Puppeteers are being sought for a short puppet film in Cleveland.

Calls for Entry

Submissions and proposals are now being accepted for Puppetmongers’ annual Fresh Ideas in Puppetry Day in Toronto next year. Email ann@puppemongers.com for details.

Workshops and Training Opportunities

PUK Puppet Theatre offers introductory puppetry training in Tokyo, Japan beginning December 20th (link goes to a Japanese language web site).

Gary Friedman teaches a four day intensive puppetry workshop in New Zealand in April, 2015.

Learn to make wooden marionettes online with Tony Sinnett.


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