New England Puppet Intensive
Old Trout Puppet Workshop
August 2 - 18, 2014
Participants should arrive between 4 pm and 5 pm the afternoon of August 2. Departure will be after breakfast, the morning of August 18.
Register before April 1: $1750. Register after April 1: $1850. Includes workshop, materials, shared accommodation and on-campus meals.
15 days of vigorous training in the creative art of puppetry and animated object performance presented by members of The Old Trout Puppet Workshop with instruction focusing on physical awareness, character development, ensemble building & puppet design. In addition, participants will work toward the development of original material presented at the end of the workshop at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).
The New England Puppet Intensive aims to create an environment which fosters colloquy, experimentation, and collaborative development—framework which we believe promotes truly inspired work. Sessions start at 9am and go well into the evening. The fields and facilities at Buxton School allow us to work indoors and out, bringing our creative laboratory into the natural surroundings of this hillside playground. Several blocks of time will be designated as "time-off/artist-dates" when participants may choose to explore some of the surrounding arts and culture venues in the area including Mass MoCA, The Clark, Tanglewood and the Willimington Flea Market.
The New England Puppet Intensive is open to puppeteers, actors, dancers, directors, designers, teachers, visual artists, writers, and anyone with a willing spirit.