Wit’s End artistic director Cecilia Cackley is currently traveling in South America. While she is gone, Cecilia is keeping a visual journal of the places she visits and shows that she sees. She will be posting pages here occasionally as virtual postcards from her trip.
This blog is going on (partial) hiatus for the next few months while artistic director Cecilia Cackley travels in South America and attends several puppetry festivals. While she is away, Cecilia is keeping a visual journal of her trip and will occasionally be posting pages. Here is a little map of where she is going:
We had our last story meeting of the summer for Malevolent Creatures this past week and we are heading into the fall with many new ideas and renewed energy. If you missed our first workshop in June, keep an eye on this space for more info about our next one. We hope to see you there for some magical puppet encounters!
A roundup of articles, links and videos that we highlighted on Twitter this month.
1. The first book on puppetry I ever bought was by John Wright of The Little Angel Theatre in Islington, London. His wife Lyndie still carves puppets for them and this article about her is just lovely. If you go to London, try to see a show there.
2. As we continue to work on Malevolent Creatures, this website looks intriguing and will hopefully help out our research.
3. At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, the show The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant took a look at the upcoming Scottish independence referendum through the eyes of four Scottish fairies, including Selkie. Read a review here.
4. Yet another amazing interview with one of the giants of contemporary illustration and a special hero of ours, Shaun Tan.
5. And because really, most things should end with the Muppets, here is Bookriot with a roundup of literary-related Muppet antics. Enjoy!