Amy is an actor, improviser, puppeteer, teacher and an ensemble member with Impro Melbourne. Amy has performed in numerous Improvisation shows and festivals, puppet shows and plays to children and adults all around Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Europe and Reunion Island. Amy has performed in and developed numerous scripted and non-scripted shows, including performances in the Melbourne Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, New Zealand Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Note: Participants in this workshop will be considered for the cast of the show of the same name.
This workshop will challenge participants to think outside the box of usual stand and deliver story telling. Participants will learn basic puppetry skills, puppetry performance skills, object manipulation and ways of weaving this type of work into their scene work. We will also be working on banraku style puppetry (using 3 puppeteers). There will be a sense of group creation and therefore a need to use and hone skills in whole body listening and non verbal performance.
Participants will be able to create characters, environments and worlds to enable their stories and scenes to come alive. This type of work will help participants to listen with all their senses. We will be pushing the limits of imagination, assumption and pre conceived ideas of objects by transforming, manipulating and playing with everyday objects, junk and bits and bobs to create unique stories, characters, worlds and moments of wonder.