Intermissions! an online networking and idea exchange hosted by special guests. Spend an hour of informal conversation, exploring ideas around puppetry and materialism – from those who have everything to those who have nothing, our obsession with stuff, and material metaphors.
Intermissions from England will be hosted by Cariad Astles from the United Kingdom. Cariad has been the course leader of BA students in puppetry at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London since 2006. She is also a lecturer at Exeter University, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Plymouth in Theatre and Performance, a puppeteer, a performer and workshop leader. Since 2016 she has been President of UNIMA International’s Research Commission.
Topic: To be announced
Guests: To be announced
Time: Saturday, November 25th at 09:00 HRS MST
We’re using a 24 hour clock. This is 11:00 HRS in New York and 16:00 HRS in London, England. To find your time zone use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
Intermissions! begin with a 10-minute presentation designed to spark ideas, followed by 2-3 breakout rooms, ending in a quick summary and call to action.
If, for any reason, the Zoom meeting link provided to you experiences technical issues, we will immediately send you an alternative link via email (or Eventbrite). This link will connect you to the event hosted on Google Meet, another reliable and user-friendly video conferencing platform.
This event is part of the 2023 Festival of Ideas – an annual conference, produced by W.P. Puppet Theatre Society. It explores the theory and practice of how puppet power promotes and impacts positive social change. In 2023 we ask, how can puppets, ‘metaphors of matter’, help us address our material world?