2018 New England Puppet Intensive
Old Trout Puppet Workshop/New England Puppet Arts
July 31 - August 17, 2018
Arrive between 4 and 5 pm on the first day. We'll settle settle in and enjoy a picnic dinner. Orientation and the first session will begin at 7 pm. Departure is 10:30 am on the final day.
Tuition: $1750 plus $200 materials fee. Includes, home cooked meals and shared accommodations.
Join us for 15 days of vigorous training in the creative art of puppetry presented by members of The Old Trout Puppet Workshop. Instruction focuses 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).
Sessions start at 9 am and go well into the evening. The fields and facilities at Buxton School in Williamstown 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 including Mass MoCA, The Clark, Tanglewood, and the Willimington Flea Market.
In addition, participants will take part in a collective creation project which will be presented as part of the Berkshire Lantern Walk in partnership with the world renown Clark Art Institute.
The New England Puppet Intensive is open to puppeteers, actors, dancers, directors, designers, teachers, visual artists, writers, and anyone with a willing spirit.