September 2013

Pupperoos is performing at the Sydney Opera House

23rd September, 2013|Blog, Shows|

Puppeteer and puppet maker Kay Yasugi has been busy making puppets for CDP's new show, The 13-Storey Treehouse, based on the best-selling children's book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. The play has been adapted by award winning playwright and author Richard Tulloch and directed by Julian Louis. The show opened at the Sydney Opera [...]

War Horse Puppetry Workshop in Brisbane

23rd September, 2013|Blog, Puppetry and Education, Workshops|

 Following the success of the ‘Creating Puppets for Plays’ workshops in Sydney for the War Horse Australia Arts Learning Programme, Kay Yasugi from Pupperoos was invited to run a puppet making workshop in Brisbane at Griffith University in July. The group learned how to work with cane and together they created a variety of beautiful [...]

Puppetry Artist in Residence: Balinese Culture and Rod Puppetry

23rd September, 2013|Blog, Puppetry and Education, Workshops|

Earlier this year, Kay Yasugi from Pupperoos took part in a Puppetry Artist in Residence at Redlands School in Cremorne, Sydney. It was part of the school's unique enrichment program for students in Kindergarten-Grade Two, and over 10 weeks they explored Balinese Culture and Rod Puppetry. Kay very much enjoyed sharing what she had learned [...]

Puppet workshop at Shopfront Theatre for Young People

23rd September, 2013|Blog, Workshops|

 It was a joy for puppeteer Kay Yasugi to revisit  Shopfront Theatre for Young People in Carlton, Sydney and run a puppet workshop for their holiday program. The workshop was themed “Puppet Kingdom”, and the young participants aged 8-12 years old designed and constructed weird and wonderful puppet characters including a screaming female model, a mummified skeleton pig, [...]

Teacher Workshops: Puppetry for Literacy and Creativity

23rd September, 2013|Puppetry and Education, Workshops|

Pupperoos has been busy this year running professional development workshops for teachers in Sydney.One workshop was for Pre-School Teachers, which focused on Puppetry for Early Childhood Language Development. Participants learned how to use puppetry to stimulate literacy and act as a springboard for other engaging learning experiences. The 2 ½ hour session was held at [...]

Monkeying around for a good cause

23rd September, 2013|Blog, Charity, Shows, Workshops|

 Chee-Chee the Cheeky Monkey (and her 'assistant' Kay Yasugi) did a puppet show and workshop in July for a benefit concert in Kingsgrove, Sydney. Chee-Chee hosted the concert with Taryn Skye Douglas, who plays the host in Series 2 of the children’s television show, ‘The Amazing House’. The concert was put on to raise money [...]

Puppetry for High School Students

23rd September, 2013|Blog, Puppetry and Education, Workshops|

 In May this year, Pupperoos visited the Year 8 high school students at MET school in Oatlands, Sydney for a day of puppet making and performance. The experience was part of the students' technology studies, where they were required to design and construct puppets and devise a show based on a fairy tale. The day [...]