Miniature Theatre Workshop – Open Call!

Miniature Theatre Workshop

Hosted by Roberto Sainz De La Pena Montenegro

Wednesday, September 16th from 1-4PM

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Join us tomorrow afternoon for a workshop in miniature theatre with our visiting artist and puppeteer, Roberto. Miniature theatre, or toy theatre, was originally conceived in early 19th century Europe and quickly took hold as a popular and accessible form of home and street entertainment. In recent years it has a seen a revival amongst puppeteers and actors across Europe and the Americas, especially in Roberto’s hometown of Valparaiso, Chile. The workshop will go over the basics of design, construction, story-telling and movement.

The workshop has the capacity for 6 people. It is free and open to the public.

A little bit about Roberto…

Hailing from the puppet-enthused city of Valparaiso, Chile, he has come to Canada to share in his love of puppetry with Toronto’s own puppeteering community, and introduce to us the art of miniature theatre. He spends his days in Toronto volunteering with us at Clay and Paper, or performing his one man show, Pesadillas, in our city parks. Roberto is an actor, teacher, and puppeteer who works with Teatro Lambe Lambe in Santiago.

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Sandra Mannila is a queer and Métis emerging artist, writer, and theatre professional. She is a new addition to the Toronto scene after a lengthy stint in Ottawa where she completed her BFA at the University of Ottawa (2013) and began her post-academic career in the arts. Sandra has worked with various creative companies and organizations in a wide range of capacities such as photographer, production coordinator, writer, and artist. These organizations include Arboretum Festival, Herd Magazine, CARFAC, Ravenswing Craft Fair, and, most recently, Clay and Paper Theatre. Sandra is currently working on new bodies of work in drawing, sculpture, and writing.