For the 15th anniversary of the Victoria Park Lantern Festival in St.John's. Newfoundland, the Newfoundland Puppet Collective formed under the wings of FoVP and commissioned a script from Andy Jones and Mary Fearon for a traditional Newfoundland Jack tale to be told with illuminated puppets. Pia from the ODD puppets was the link between our mentor David Lane of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop and Newfoundland. David led a performance workshop here in St. John's and a first vignette of the Tale of Jack and the Bottle of World's End Water was premiered on July 25th. We are now gearing up for the 2016 performance. Anyone in the St.John's area interested in puppetry is warmly encouraged to join the Newfoundland Puppet Collective.
The Odd Puppet Collective presents: Ægget
Nadya has been working on a new show for the Odd Puppet Collective. A puppet short entitled, Ægget.
An ornithophobic bird’s peaceful life of solitary contemplation is disrupted by the unwelcome appearance of an object with a mysterious allure.
La vie paisible et contemplative d'un oiseau ornithophobique solitaire est interrompue par l'apparition d'un objet malvenu et mystérieux.
Ægget will make it's debut in Montreal's POUF! at OUF! at the Pavillon St-Viateur, Parc St. Viateur (Bloomfield/Bernard) on Thursday, March 5th at 11:00 p.m. See the OUF! site for the festival program. OUF! is a smaller side festival of the Festival de Casteliers.
We collaborate over quite a distance, so what cannot be done via email is mostly done via Google hangouts. In this cloud space we discuss ideas, show and tell, read scripts and organize from our respective home bases, in Tiny, ON, Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa, and St.John's, NL.
Sometimes however the stars align and we are able to hang out in person. And puppet.
And that is of course always the best. En fait, c'est super bon. Super bon bon.