Welcome to Shadow Puppet Theatre
We design, build, and create shows with all kinds of puppets...
…and our focus is stories: Old stories, new stories, and stories that have never been heard before. We use shadow puppets, hand puppets, and rod puppets to explore the stories we tell and to discover different ways to tell them. Most of the puppets we use in our productions are built by us, but we often collaborate with other artists on our projects.
We have several shows for young audiences (ages 5-12) that have been presented at museums, galleries, libraries, and other spaces all over Ontario. We also lead shadow puppet making workshops for kids ages 5+. If you’d like one of our shows or workshops to come to your community, you can look at what we have to offer and contact us for more information. We’d love to share our stories with you!
Every year or two , we also create a longer, larger show that tells a bigger story. These shows are often for older audiences, but not always. We’ve presented Macbeth with shadow puppets, a German-English hybrid of Faust, and the children’s show, Balancing on Moonbeams. Right now, we’re working on our newest big show. It’s called the The Flood Project and it will be presented at IMPACT 17 International Theatre Festival in the fall of 2017. The show will be part IMPACT’s Theatre for Young Audiences.
The company has been a labour of love since we started, and we are still growing. Take a look around our site to learn more about us and to see what we’re up to