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Exploring human-animal relationships with puppets:

An invitation to performances by BA Theatre & Performance students

Wednesday 1st November

5-6.30pm, University Hall, Stag Hill Campus

This semester final year students on the BA Theatre and Performance in GSA are doing an option module called “Performance & Animals” led by Dr. Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca.

As part of the module, the students are participating in a series of 4 day long practical theatre workshops led by visiting artists, Andy Brunskill and Jimmy Grimes.

Andy Brunskill was Associate Director and Jimmy Grimes was Associate Puppetry Director for War Horse in the West End.

The aim of the workshops is for the students to explore how human-animal relationships might be staged in theatre using puppetry, and to think about what performance might contribute to our understanding of animals.

During the workshops, the students will be creating animal puppets and then coming up with their own short performances using those puppets. The performances will show what they have learnt from the visiting artists about how animal psychology, emotion and physiology might be staged using puppetry.

All are welcome to attend these student performances - though please do register here to book a place.

The performances will be relatively short and informal – more “work in progress” rather than a finished “show”.

After the performances, there will be a discussion where the audience will be invited to share their thoughts about the work they’ve seen. We might also use this as an opportunity to explore the differences (and similarities, perhaps) in how vets and theatre-makers see animals, since we will have a number of colleagues from the Vet School coming to watch.

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Please email l.cull@gsa.surrey.ac.uk

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No

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