Artist: Snuff Puppets
Over 25 years Snuff Puppets have developed a unique performance style merging puppetry and guerrilla-style street performance to create character-driven giant puppet performances on stage, in the street and among crowds. Our performances explore the bond of complicity between audience and performer and see just how far we can push it.
Snuff Skool trains participants in the many aspects of Snuff performance artistry. Puppeteers will learn the Snuff approach to performance: improvisational, group-devised, spontaneous and always with the freedom to play. They will have the chance to shed personal identity and strip away language to embrace a non-verbal performance mode that explores the physicality of communication. Following three weekend Snuff Skool workshops, our Rookie roamers will venture into Footscray to perform for crowds for the first time.
Snuff Puppets’ roaming giant puppets create surreal interactive spectacles and vibrantly activate pubic space. Our giant puppets transform the familiar dramatically shifting audience’s reality. They appeal to all ages: the puppets are thrilling and lively with children, while taunting adults for attention with their mischief and charm.