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 [...]

Christmas Peek-a-boo Puppets with Spook and Splash!

18th April, 2016|Blog, Festivals, Workshops|

In 2013 and 2014, Pupperoos was invited to run Peek-a-boo Puppet workshops for Christmas Festivals in Ryde, Sydney. Organised by the City of Ryde, the 2013 festival was held on Friday the 13th – lending itself to a ‘Nightmare Before Christmas Spooktacular’! There was a screening of the Tim Burton film, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ [...]

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 [...]