Announcement and Info
We are hoping you can join us in the beautiful Pacific Northwest this summer for another exploration and deepening of our puppetry and storytelling pursuits.
This summer, while exploring our theme of “Nurturing a Resilient Heart,” we will also practice working on elements of performance: Movement and gesture, color, lighting, voice, music, ways of staging, opening and closing a performance, polarities like tension and humor, courage and fear, pacing, turning story into script, etc. We will also be busy making things for staging our puppet shows and stories: Natural dyeing of large scenery cloths, wet felting props and possibly making colored transparency puppets.
Our wonderful teachers will include Janene Ping, Jennifer Aguirre, Susan Strauss and possibly others.
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The conference will be held at the Olympia Waldorf School. Address: 8126 Normandy Street, Olympia, WA 98501, United States
The cost of the conference will be $425 (USD) with extra for room and board. If you bring a puppet show to share, you will receive 10% off the conference fee. A few work-study opportunities will be available. Back by popular demand, our Early Bird Discount is available for those who register early (before Earth Day, April 22). For deposit info, registration info, housing, etc., please see below.
Please find the registration form here.
The conference will start on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm and end on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm. See the Conference Schedule for more details.
Presentations and Workshops
Please find the workshops info here.
Meals and Snacks
We are committed to serving healthy, nourishing, mostly organic food. Once you are registered, we will send you more detailed info.
The nearest airport is the Seattle International Airport (SEA). Distance: 55 miles from this airport to Olympia Waldorf School. The second nearest airport is the Portland International Airport (PDX). Distance: 113 miles from this airport to Olympia Waldorf School. The Capital Aeroporter provides reliable shuttle service from Seattle International airport (SEA) to Olympia. The shuttle drops you off at any address in Olympia, Tumwater or Lacey. The Olympia Waldorf School address is: 8126 Normandy St SE, Olympia, WA 98501, USA. The cost of the shuttle is around $60 (USD) one way and there is a discount for booking return trip. You may want to consider renting a vehicle for transportation as the cost is roughly the same. Priceline has the deals.