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Puppetry & Disability at Nottingham Puppet Festival

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As part of the Nottingham (UK) Puppet Festival (22nd till 25th March)

Artist, writer and puppet maker Corina Duyn will be giving two talks:

Puppetry, Disability & Health, and Writing for Puppetry

Corina will also be attending Puppet Place in Bristol (UK), 29th March.

And as keynote speaker at  Broken Puppet 2  A Symposium on Puppetry and Disability Performance, held in Bath (UK) 14-15th April.

puppet seeing her reflection in a mirror, still from film as part of Nottingham puppet festival

Reflection Puppets by Corina Duyn

Nottingham Puppet Festival: Puppetry, Disability and Health
Speakers Include: Corina Duyn, Karrie Marshall
Fri 23 March, 2pm – 5pm
Bonington Building Lecture Theatre, Nottingham Trent University

Access: 

  • Free
  • Hearing loop installed
  • Sign Language Interpreted
  • Wheelchair access
Puppetry has always been a part of cultural wellbeing. Its rich use of the fine and dramatic arts has created fantastic possibilities for professionals working in disability arts and healthcare. The craft of puppetry is particularly effective in facilitating communication and increased participation in fields such as autism, dementia care and mental health
Writing for Puppetry
Speakers include: Melvyn Miller, Corina Duyn
Sat 24 March, 3.30pm – 6pm
Newton Building Lecture Theatre 4, Nottingham Trent University

Playwriting and dramaturgy function very differently for puppets and actors. There have been some high-profile performances such as War Horseadapted to stage using puppetry, but what are the challenges of using puppetry for a playwright and dramaturg? We’ve invited experts to open and discuss this very exciting debate about how to create great writing for puppetry.

Access: 

  • Free
  • Hearing loop installed
  • Wheelchair access
  • If you’re attending the ‘Writing for Pupppetry’ event, please contact the organisors if you require sign language, as it is not in place automatically for this event

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