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Shadow Puppetry

  • WA Maritime Museum Victoria Quay, Peter Hughes Drive Fremantle Australia (map)
Shadow Puppetry

Learn basic puppetry techniques which bring shadows to life and create stories.

Playing with body silhouettes, Rachael Woodward will teach you the tips and tricks of shadow puppetry. In this workshop, participants will explore the various possibilities of different light sources, as well as how and when to use these effectively. Using their own bodies as puppetry materials, participants aged 10 – 16 will learn how shadows can create stories and transport audiences to magical places.

This event is part of a rotating series of three drop-in workshops at the WA Maritime Museum for the KickstART Festival. Throughout this day, entry to the museum will be offered free everyone aged 26 and under!

Each workshop will run three times throughout Sunday 14 April, at the following times:

  • 10am – 11am

  • 11.30am – 12.30pm

  • 1.30pm – 2.30pm

About Rachael Woodward

Rachael Woodward is a theatre maker, performer, puppeteer and teaching artist who is passionate about making work with and for young people. Her work is often visually based, working with images to explore a story. She developed her own show Valentine which combines clowning and shadow puppetry. She has worked with companies such as The Last Great Hunt, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, and Sensorium Theatre. Rachael aims to ignite an audience’s creativity, and imagination by empowering youthful curiosity and playfulness.


When: Sunday 14 April, 10am – 11am, 11.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Where: WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle

About the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival offers young people aged 12 - 26 an extensive range of free workshops, performances, exhibitions, talks, special events, and new initiatives for 2019.

The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2019 is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, and is funded by the State Government of Western Australia. The KickstART Festival is also supported by Lotterywest, the City of Perth, and the Perth Theatre Trust.

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