Talks with Practitioners
At every edition of Newcastle Puppetry Festival we run a Talks with Practitioners series which puts leading puppeteers, theatremakers and puppet makers in the hot seat so audiences and artists can ask their burning questions. Interviewed by our resident digital specialist Matt Wood, we try and include four artists/companies in each edition of the talks series to give a varied picture of the puppetry industry.
“It’s so useful to be able to just talk to practitioners and feel validated in our practice”
– 2017 audience member
Brian is perhaps best known as the lead puppeteer for BB-8 in Star Wars VII-IX as well as numerous other puppets and animatronic creations throughout the saga.
3 years ago Nik decided to explore what CAD and 3D printing technology could bring to puppet design and construction. This has resulted in some highly articulate and unique puppets named Filabods which have been selling worldwide over the last year.
Lesley-anne Rose is an independent film maker specialising in stop motion puppet animation. As well as having an interest in bizarre and surreal stories, Lesley-anne works with people from diverse and underrepresented communities to tell the stories less commonly told,
Laura Mathews designs and makes articulated animals sculptures and puppets. Their work focuses on bio-mimicry and creating truly convincing impressions of life, studying the skeleton and muscular structures in depth.
Moving Parts 'Meet The Practitioners Series' 2019 - Headstrung Puppets
Merlin Puppet Theatre
Moving Parts 'Meet The Practitioners Series' 2019 - Merlin Puppet Theatre
Hop Signor Puppet Theatre
Moving Parts 'Meet The Practitioners Series' 2019 - Hop Signor Puppet Theatre
Judith Hope Puppet Maker
Moving Parts 'Meet The Practitioners Series' 2019 - Judith Hope Puppet Maker
Stephen Mottram - Meet the Practitioner Series, Moving Parts 2017
Gavin Glover - Meet the Practitioners Series, Moving Parts 2017
Blind Summit Theatre (Fiona Clift)
Blind Summit Theatre (Fiona Clift) - Meet the Practitioners Series, Moving Parts 2017
Meet the Practitioner Series, Moving Parts 2017