This intensive, fun, interactive, hands-on workshop will take you on a journey to discover how to bring any puppet to life through proven performance techniques. We will focus primarily on hand & rod puppetry, but will also touch on found objects and physical acting techniques. Having at least a basic to intermediate knowledge of hand puppetry is recommended, but puppeteers of any level will gain new insights that they can apply to their performances.
James Silson and Scott Silson have both held the title of Puppet Master for Disney Parks and Resorts, overseeing the show direction, choreography, and training of performers in versatile puppetry productions all over the world. They have a combined 40 years of professional experience in performance, show direction, and choreography for stage and film/TV. They’ve worked with elite companies from Disney to The Jim Henson Co. to Sesame Street. They have also partnered closely on puppet design concepts with notable industry vendors such as Puppet Heap, Michael Curry Design Inc. and Animax Design Inc.