Puppets

By | August 2, 2010

Synonyms

Moving People.

Introduction

The peformers in this scene are unable to move their  bodies. Thankfully there are audience puppeteers to move them.

Description

The host must take care when setting up a puppets scene. The performers in the scene must be comfortable being touched by strangers. The puppeteer must be sober. In addition to these caveats the host should have a prepared safety speech. The speech should be clear about moving the performers safely and not groping them. Let the puppeteers know that they should not touch performers in the bathing suit area. The puppeteers should not force any body part to move. The puppeteers should not pull on clothing. Otherwise have fun.

The puppet performers speak, and supply dialogue for the scene. Audience volunteers are responsible for moving all aspects of the performer. It is important that the peformers get themselves engaged in physical activity. The performers must still create a scene with narrative. It is easy to get lost in the gimmick of being moved and forget that a story need be told.

Gimmicks

  • Not cooperating with the puppeteer. Intentional over moving or undermoving the body part.
  • Setting puppets up to do zany activities.

Variations

  • Puppeteer – One person is responsible for moving all the puppets on stage.

Credits

  • None

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