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Welcome to Puppet Playground

6 months of live, weekly play and professional development all via Zoom!
Be live in the room with all of the upcoming seasons “Muppet-style” classes and practice times including:

6 Guest Hosted Monitor Time Sessions
6 Basic Monitor Classes 
9 Open Monitor Playtime Practice Sessions

Access to our brand new Little Shadow Community Room (Link at the bottom of this page) ** 

Certificate of completion

Discounts to selected seasons workshops

MONITOR TIME with our Guest Hosts
(90 minutes): Each month, a leading monitor puppeteer in the industry will teach monitor puppetry from their perspectives. Previous guests have included Noel MacNeal, Martin P. Robinson and Tyler Bunch. 

BASIC MONITOR SKILLS with instructor Tau Bennett (90 minutes): Still struggling with eye focus? Wondering what eye focus is? Always feel like your puppet is listing to one side or speaking like a bobble head? This workshop is for you! Been doing this a while but need to brush up on your foundational skills, this class is also for you. Television’s own, Tau Bennett will take you through the basics monthly! That’s 6 classes in an intimate setting, with Tau. Pretty awesome. 

OPEN MONITOR PLAYTIME with monitor Geert Rigters(60 minutes): Everyone needs time to play. And to become a better puppeteer, we need time to practice. With monitor puppetry, this often means screen time with others. In our Open Monitor Playtime, we offer just that… Time to Play! Moderated (not taught) by UK-based, Geert Rigters, you will find this playground a wonderfully supportive place to come play and explore with positive feedback. No pressure added.