Puppets Plus! with Wendy Passmore Godfrey and Matricia Bauer

Presented by WP Puppet Theatre



Saturday February 17, 2024
Time: 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM


La Cité des Rocheuses
#240, 4800 Richard Road S.W., Calgary


WP Puppet Theatre is proud to present Puppets Plus! Part of our Puppet Power Arts Series, this special new annual event offers a unique collaboration between a team of creative kids and a guest artist.

Puppets Plus! consists of 4 amazing events!

  • Puppet-making workshop with children facilitated by Wendy Passmore-Godfrey
  • Family friendly afternoon shadow puppet performance and a concert with Matricia Bauer
  • Loom beading workshop for children facilitated by Matricia Bauer
  • Drumming and singing workshop for adults gently facilitated by Matricia Bauer
  • BONUS: Hot chocolate and cookies after the puppet performance!

The full day program on Saturday February 17, 2024 starts with a puppet making workshop with children facilitated by WP Puppet Theatre’s Artistic Director, Wendy Passmore-Godfrey. This creative workshop concludes in a family friendly afternoon performance with the kids performing and Matricia Bauer underscoring their show with drumming followed by hot chocolate and cookies.

Inspired by Dr Suess’s lovely book My Many Coloured Days, the program supports children’s emotional literacy while being fun and visually stunning. The book describes feelings with different colours and animals; our program will feature native Alberta animals. Under the guidance of Wendy Passmore-Godfrey participants will explore the magic of light and shade as they make shadow puppets to present the story of My Many Coloured Days.

The overall program will be in English with some Cree language included.

( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Many_Colored_Days)

Date: February, 17th 2024 – Saturday

Doors open at 9:30am MST.

Puppet Making Workshop starts at 10:00am MST.

Loom Beading Workshop starts at 10:30am MST.

Performance starts at 4:30pm MST.

Location: La Cité de Rocheuses – 4800 Richard Rd SW, Calgary, AB T3E 6L1

Recommended for ages for puppet-making and loom beading workshop is 8-12 years old.

Limited space for the workshops: 20

Tickets for the workshops and performance: https://www.eventbrite.ca/cc/puppets-plus-with-matricia-and-wendy-2890959

Please note that lunch will not be provided. 

Puppets Plus! is sponsored by the Canadian Heritage and La Cité des Rocheuses is our venue sponsor. We thank our sponsors and Chinook Blast for partnering with us!

Matricia Bauer

Matricia has had the privilege of sharing her culture over the last 20 years to schools throughout the Yellowhead Region. Matricia is a singer, songwriter, musician, drummer and an artist who teaches drum making and leather binding, makes moccasins, traditional fur mittens, and other traditional workshops


9:30 am: Puppet workshop participants meet Matricia guest performer (theatre)

10:00 am: Puppet workshop (continuing into the afternoon)

10:30 – 12:30 pm: Concurrent loom beading workshop with Matricia (lobby)

12:30 – 1:00: Lunch

1:00pm: Puppet workshop (Continued from morning)

3:30 – 4:00 pm: Dress rehearsal with the puppet workshop participants

4:00 – 4:20 pm: Break for performers

4:20 pm: Doors open

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Family concert with kids performing their shadow puppet show to music by Matricia Bauer

5:30pm: Hot chocolate and cookies

7:30pm: Gently facilitated drumming and singing workshop with Matricia Bauer (for adults)

WP Puppet Theatre

WP Puppet Theatre’s puppetry-based workshops, residencies and puppet shows present a wide range of opportunities to link to both specific learning objectives and to 21st century learning skills. Our goal is to support learning, inspire students to be creators, performers and makers, and be a resource for both teachers and students.

Accessibility: We are committed to the purposeful inclusion of all people. We strive to reduce barriers and we value everyone’s participation in our programs. We are part of the City of Calgary Assistance Fee program and if you wish to use your card for our programs or if you identify a different challenge to you, or others attending, please contact us – we recognize our limitations as a small organization.

Location: 4800 Richard Rd SW, Calgary, AB T3E 6L1

Parking is available onsite.

Bus stations for routes 9, 13 and 699 are within 1 minute walking distance.

  • Wheelchair accessible

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