Join our hands-on experimental puppet building laboratory and learn how to "spin straw into gold" as we repurpose and re-envision diverse found and recycled materials: First we will create a menagerie of improbable creatures unknown to science! Next, learn how to breathe life into them and discover the secret stories they reveal. Class will culminate in performances.
Taught by Daniel Polnau:
Daniel Polnau has been a Puppet Thaumaturge, Storyteller, Teaching Artist, Playwright, Director, Lecturer, Performer, and Visual Artist for over 30 years. He is the founder of Dreaming Crow Puppet Collective. Polnau specializes in low-tech-high-magic and voodoo-baroque artistic techniques and philosophies.
Awards include The Lila Wallace Readers' Digest Artists International Fellowship making possible a 6-month residency in Bali, Indonesia. Original works include "Anaconda!", "Sakti", and "Mercurious Lumen". Currently he is the Creator, Director and Ring Master of Strombolli's "Medicine Show".
Coffee, donuts, and supplies provided!