Monday, March 23, 2015
Puppets with Mike Petersen
Mike Petersen’s career began on Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock in 1984.
He has since performed around the world with such companies as Bastion Theatre, Festival Antigonish, Kaleidoscope Theatre, Poland’s Teatr Arlekin, and Theatre Beyond Words. Film and television credits include Fraggle Rock, Labyrinth, Toopy and Binoo, and the award-winning pre-school series The Mighty Jungle.
As a teacher of puppetry Mike has worked alongside Graham Whitehead at Mermaid Theatre, Allen MacInnis at YPT, Lynda Hill at Theatre Direct, and Seanna Kennedy – director of the first Canadian production of Avenue Q at Lower Ossington Theatre.
Come and spend the evening with Mike. Learn about the history of puppetry, try your hand at some of the many styles, and discover all of the tricks of the entertainer’s trade in bringing your puppets to vivid life.