Feminist Potato Puppet Theatre will be an interactive workshop where attendees will design and build their own potato puppet, devise a character for their puppet, and then collaboratively build sets to perform a theatre show or performance experience.
This exercise, developed by the artist Amelie Jakubek, uses role-playing as an active process to define and redefine an imaginary world. The Feminist Potato Puppet Theatre draws on a childhood instinct for using puppets as a way to practice relationships, overcome the physical boundaries of the body and through the smaller scale of the puppets, examine our own, and our collective, agency.
Tessa Forde will facilitate this workshop as part of The Night School. This is the first of four Night School events taking place every Wednesday in April.
The Night School (TNS) is part of a practice-based doctoral research project at the Auckland University of Technology’s Huri te Ao - School of Future Environments. Because reflections on this event, photographs, and other recording tools used at this event may be included in the research and its outputs, attendees will need to read and sign an information sheet providing their voluntary consent, accessible here: Information for participants - The Night School (TNS)
All TNS events will adhere to the AUT ethical guidelines of partnership, protection and participation.