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Working with... Puppets

with Ross McKay (Tortoise in a Nutshell)

Working with… Puppets is a 3-hour long workshop for directors and anyone else interested in how puppetry can be incorporated into a production. Drawing on a decade of experience, Ross will work practically with participants to show how puppets may be developed for a production. We will then go on to explore how performers can be introduced to puppetry and examine a method for directing puppetry within the rehearsal room.

The workshop will include…

  • How to build puppetry into a production process
  • An awareness of the potential different styles of puppetry and what they can bring to a production
  • A method of directing actors with puppets
  • Practical and logistical things to consider when including puppetry in your work including budgeting and schedules
  • How to find and communicate with puppet directors and when to bring them in to the process

Ross MacKay is the artistic director of Tortoise in a Nutshell where he first directed Scotsman Fringe First winning and New York Time’s Critics Pick, Feral, back in 2013. He most recently directed international co-production, Ragnarok which opens at the Manipulate Festival 2020. Ross has over a decade of experience working with puppetry. He has been a puppetry director for multiple productions including work with Perth Theatre, Dundee Rep, the Lyceum and NTS.

Other workshops in the Working with… season include Working with Designers, 25 February and Working with Composers & Sound Designers, led by MJ McCarthy 23 March.

Times & Dates

10/03 - 2:30pmBook Tickets

Ticket Information


Non Members 30 | Members 15


Concessions are not available for this event

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