Monthly Archives: March 2012

April gatherings

Curious about street theatre puppets? Join us during any of our open drop-in meetings where we build the puppets and materials needed for our upcoming project.

We meet weekly at The Bus Stop Theatre at the following times:

  • Sundays 1pm-5pm
  • Mondays 11am-3pm
  • Tuesdays 6pm-9pm

Call or text (902) 880-4469 to be admitted into the building. The entrance to the workshop is at the back off of Maitland Street.

Contact us ahead of time to be alerted of any cancellations at
puppetsetcetera (at) gmail (dot) com

*NOTE: We will not be meeting Monday, April 2.

Apr 1, 2012 - Making puppets outside The Bus Stop Theatre on a sunny afternoon - photo by John van Gurp


Halifax Mayworks Festival 2012!



April 29th – 10am to 12pm:

Puppet Making Workshop for Families

Bloomfield Centre, room 108
2786 Agricola Street

Join Puppets Et Cetera! for a family inclusive hands-on workshop on basic methods of puppet and mask construction for street theatre and parades. Using simple materials, learn to spice up your political actions with a taste of traditions stemming from carnivals, pageants and street theatre. Creations built during this workshop will be used in the performance to take place the following Saturday, May 5th. A $5.00 donation toward materials is requested.

Space is limited, participants must register in advance by emailing puppetsetcetera [at] gmail [dot] com


May 5th – 10am to 12pm:

Puppets on Parade

Waterfront – across from the Historic Farmers’ Market
1496 Lower Water Street

Puppets Et Cetera! presents an outdoor performance and parade exploring the theme of migrant labour within the farming industry of Nova Scotia. Through various methods of street performance, the troupe will bring to attention issues of unfair labour practices that are left under-addressed within the local food movement and investigate what really constitutes ethical food. The performance will include a short outdoor variety show as well as a puppet procession parading along Lower Water Street between the Historic Farmers’ Market and the Seaport Farmers’ Market. The variety shows will include a variety of acts ranging from puppet skits, circus acts, musical numbers and theatrical story telling. All are welcome to join the parade!