Had a great lunch and hangout with my friend and puppetry mentor Gord Robertson! I watched him perform when I was a kid and his work really got me into TV puppetry back then. He continues to be a huge inspiration for me as he took the time when I was up North to Skype me and train me and break some bad puppetry habits😅! I have been able to reach great things in my life of puppetry because of standing on the shoulders of this giant. Awesome to catch up with you today Gord!
Estos últimos dos años y medio, han sido un cúmulo de sentimientos, aprendizajes y descubrimientos de mi misma. De tomas de decisiones y de mucho crecimiento personal.
Una de esas decisiones y que tuve el tiempo suficiente para pensarlo, es dejar los títeres, para dar el siguiente paso, que es dirigir.
Mis obras y personajes no mueren, al contrario, ahora les darán vida, nuevas manos, nuevas voces.
Tengo el gusto, el placer y el honor, de dirigir por lo pronto 6 nuevas obras, de 6 prometedoras nuevas escritoras titiriteras.
Estoy emocionada por este nuevo reto.
Agradezco infinitamente a todos mis entrañables muñecos que hicieron de las suyas con cada espectador. Por esos recuerdos imborrables que dejaron en sus corazones y por todo lo que trajeron a mi vida.
Así pues, doy la bienvenida a esta nueva generación de titiriteras, en sus manos, dejo un legado de emociones personales infinitas. Y comienzo una nueva etapa, que siempre había anhelado.
At one point in the show, I have to walk sideways off stage, and do a quick change. I take off my mask, set it down, pull my arms inside the large loose robe I am wearing, and Winnie comes from behind me to take it off. I never see Winnie coming, I just feel her hands at the back of the garment, helping me. Yesterday, I was relishing in the feeling, the knowing, that as soon as I take off my mask, Winnie’s hands will be there. It’s happened so often, that I take it for granted as natural. There are many part of this show, all of which happen in the dark behind a screen, where I have to walk backwards, or pick up and use a prop that I someone else preset, or set something that someone else will use, or reach my hand offstage without looking, and someone puts a prop or puppet in my hand (@zarif.dina ) . All of us have to do this (and call/work the cues, @mtalani ) . What a pleasure and a privilege that my job is to move forward blindly, trusting that someone will guide me when I need, and, likewise, that I get to guide my fellows, all in the effort to keep the ball in the air. It’s not about the individual, it’s what the individual can do to make the story happen, since all of us are searching in the dark anyway. What a treat to be with a group of people who know that and live that. Thank you, Feathers, for playing with me in the dark with shadows, and being my guides. You are an incredible group of artists in so many ways. See you in September! #ShadowArtists 📷 @odd_savvy #tour#tourlife#tourfamily#feathersoffire#puppeteers#performer#trust#theater#actor#actorlife#ensemble#physicaltheater#theaterfamily