Led by the local theatre troupe best known for its riveting plays which oftentimes feature puppetry elements, the festival will successfully round up a nine-month long process that aims to nurture builders and designers of puppets and objects.
Happening from Mar 4-14, look forward to a series of live performances, workshops and forums, all spotlighting puppetry and flexibility.
First, mark your calendars for Little Mournings, a production that tells the story of an aging puppeteer who reflects on his life’s work and considers the objects that have passed through his hands.
Next, check out The Maker’s Forum: Technology in Puppetry, which brings together Singapore’s puppet maker and designer community for an insightful discussion about how technology can drive further innovation in the making of puppets.
The Maker’s Assembly: Conversations is a by-invite-only event gathering like-minded makers and builders, but The Maker’s Workshop: Building a puppet eye mechanism is a programme open to all. Teaching participants how to use animatronics, the latter will allow folks to bring their creations to life.
So while you may ask “why puppetry?”, The Finger Players is here to say “why not?”. After all, makers are often invisible with only their creations shown on stage. Besides, the craft is an intricate and valuable one, offering imaginative stories and breathing excitement into shows.
To know more about The Maker’s Project, check out The Finger Players’ website here. There’s much to learn about the small but interesting maker community in Singapore.
The Maker’s Project runs from Mar 4-14. More information available here.