October 2017

 A Dog Puppet with an Important Story to Tell

20th October, 2017|Blog, Puppet commissions, Puppetry and Education|

Last year, Kay made this beautiful dog puppet for the Year 10 Drama Ensemble performing at the 2016 NSW Public Schools State Drama Festival in Sydney, Australia. The drama piece was inspired by this amazing story of a cat who was reunited with his family after being separated in Lesbos, as well as this online article about [...]

June 2016

Shadow Workshop at London School of Puppetry

7th June, 2016|Blog, Puppetry and Education, Workshops|

On 26th -31st August 2015, the London School of Puppetry (LSP) ran a week-long program on the Art of Puppetry in Education and Therapy, focusing on shadow puppetry.This video shows how the participants explored shadows through play. They experimented with body shadows, dancing with cellophane, making shadows with nature and found objects, operating large and [...]

Shadow Workshop for Teachers: The Art of Puppetry in Education and Therapy, UK

7th June, 2016|Blog, Puppetry and Education, Workshops|

On 26th -31st August 2015, the London School of Puppetry (LSP) UK ran a week-long program on the Art of Puppetry in Education and Therapy, focusing on Shadow Puppetry. I ran this course with Caroline Astell-Burt, who is the school's Director of Studies and author of "I am the Story", a wonderfully practical manual for puppetry [...]

Here be Dragons: The Dragon Project with Shopfront

6th June, 2016|Blog, Puppetry and Education, Workshops|

In May-June 2015, I ran a 9 week puppetry project at Athelstane Public School (a primary school in south Sydney), collaborating with the youth theatre company Shopfront as part of their Room 13 program. Room 13 is supported by Arts NSW & Australia Council for the Arts Fresh AIR 2014-2016 Artist in Residence program funding. The aim of [...]

Chickens and Monkeys and Ducks – Oh My! Making Puppets for The Wizard of Oz

6th June, 2016|Blog, Puppet commissions, Puppetry and Education|

Pupperoos got their biggest commission to date when a Sydney-based school approached me to create a whole zoo of animal puppets for their high school musical production of The Wizard of Oz in February 2015. I made 1 Mother duck, 2 hens, 3 flying monkeys, 4 giant butterflies, 6 ducklings, 6 crows, several shadow puppets and a [...]

April 2016

Teacher Training Workshops and Lectures: Puppetry for the ESL Classroom

18th April, 2016|Blog, Puppetry and Education, Workshops|

On 4th September 2014, Kay Yasugi visited Sydney University to speak with the Third Year Primary Education students about using puppetry with ESL (English as a Second Language) students. She ran the puppetry lecture with Kate Harris, who is a primary school teacher and tutor at Sydney University. The session included a wide range of [...]

Puppetry in Ministry Workshop

18th April, 2016|Blog, Puppetry and Education, Workshops|

On 31st May 2014, Pupperoos ran a training workshop for Children and Youth Ministry workers called “An Introduction to Puppetry in Ministry”. The workshop was held at Randwick Presbyterian Church and aimed to help participants learn to use puppetry to create engaging talks, skits and dramas to bring the Bible to life for young people [...]

Puppet Pandemonium at the Powerhouse Discovery Centre

18th April, 2016|Blog, Puppetry and Education, Shows|

In the Autumn school holidays of 2014, Pupperoos performed a series of holiday puppet shows at the Powehouse Discovery Centre in Sydney. The 50 minute show was called ‘Puppet Pandemonium’ and it was interactive puppetry ‘show and tell’ with puppet-making demos, storytelling, live music and lots of audience participation. Kay’s puppet friends included Bina the [...]

September 2013

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 [...]