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Intermissions from Iowa (In person or Online)

November 25, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join fellow puppeteers for exciting discussions!

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 Iowa will be ‘Zoom hosted’ by Amanda Petefish-Schrag. Amanda Petefish-Schrag is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Iowa State University. Her professional credits include work as a puppeteer, playwright, director, (and mom). In her teaching and performance work, she strives to cultivate community-centered theatre practices – re-imagining what theatre is and who it is for. Her puppetry research and practice focuses on puppetry’s social-ethical function within communities, particularly as it relates to humans, ecology, and the environment. Her playwriting work has been produced at theaters and festivals throughout the United the States as well as in the UK, Canada, and Ecuador. Amanda is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the International Union of Marionette Artists, the Puppeteers or America, and is a past recipient of the Kennedy Center National Teaching Artist Grant, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Innovative Teaching Award, and the Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Higher Education.

Topic: To be announced

Guests: To be announced

Time: Saturday, November 25th at 16:00 HRS MST

We are using a 24 hour clock. This is 15:00 HRS in Iowa and 08:00 HRS on Sunday in Melbourne Australia ! To find the time in your your time zone check 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?


November 25, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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