PuppetCon workshop

Adapting Stories for Puppet Performances

In this writing workshop, participants will be brought through a creative process that allows them to translate their script ideas into a theatrical, image-rich performance text which features or includes puppet characters. Please bring a pen and paper or a laptop for notes if you wish, and a source story you are interested in adapting.

Host: Emily Pearlman (Almonte)

She teaches theatre at the University of Ottawa. As a writer/creator her original shows have toured across Canada, and her storytelling has been heard on CBC’s DNTO and Outfront. A past member of the Banff Playwrights Colony and GCTC Playwright in Residence, her work has been commissioned by the NAC’s Canada Scene, Ottawa Children’s Festival, Ottawa Storytellers and the University of Ottawa. Emily is a theatre maker who works with artists of all ages to develop supportive project-specific creation processes. She has co-created over 30 performance works in collaboration with theatre makers, dancers, musicians, audio-makers, schools and communities.


St Paul’s Anglican Church

70 Clyde St.


Ages 16+


Saturday, August 12 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)