An Introduction to Puppetry | TAHI Festival 2022 Workshop
Led by senior puppeteer Kenny King from the internationally-renown Little Dog Barking Theatre Company, this interactive workshop will explore some of the tools and techniques of basic puppeteering. Working as individuals, then in groups, participants will use experimentation and play to work with simple materials to discover and develop new characters.
Kenny King is an award-winning puppeteer and actor. Trained at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, Kenny has been a professional performer for over 15 years. He began his puppetry career at Capital E National Theatre for Children under the tutelage of Peter Wilson and in 2010 won the inaugural Chapman Tripp Critics Choice Award for his puppetry in Capital E’s “End Game”. Kenny has worked for Little Dog Barking Theatre Company since 2011 and is now their senior puppeteer. He is also an accomplished improviser, having worked for The Improvisors, Wellington’s longest running professional improv troupe since 2005.
TAHI Workshops will be held in the Studio at BATS Theatre. For full details about accessibility at BATS, go to bats.co.nz/about-bats/accessibility
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A celebration of solo artists, TAHI is a ten-day Festival from 8-17 September dedicated to showcasing the finest and most engaging solo performances from all around Aotearoa. With events across Pōneke in 2022, check out our website for all the details and to book.
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