Work In Progress Set
Work In Progress Puppet
During October 2019, I worked with Puppet Soup to devise a new show for Hate Crime Awareness Week for Gwent Police and Monmouthshire County Council.
In three weeks we crafted the show, built and designed puppets, set, soundscape, lighting, and video media. From there we toured it to schools and venues across Wales, alongside a tie-in puppet making workshop.
The show is about difference and revolves around Benji, a Dog who visits a cat-centric town. He makes a new friend but the rest of the town cast him out because they don't like Dogs. Benji's new friend has to teach the town to accept Dogs as they are just like everyone else.
This project was created at a rapid pace, but we managed to create a impactful show with a strong message. Our collaborators are interested in touring another run of shows, and I would love to tour this show again.