CFFS 2023 – Exploring Shadow Puppetry [In Person]

Saturday, February 11th, 2023 from 1:00pm-2:00pm and 3:00pm-4:00pm

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Duration: 1h
Instructor: Cassandra Bray & Zane Exactly

About

In conjunction with the 2023 Children’s Film Festival, the NWFF is hosting two shadow puppet workshops lead by Cassandra Bray & Zane Exactly.

 

Workshop: An Exploration of Shadow Puppetry

Instructors: Cassandra Bray & Zane Exactly

Duration: 1 Hour

Puppetry artists Cassandra Bray & Zane Exactly of Shadow Girls Cult will lead participants through a 1-hour workshop, using overhead projectors and a projection screen to explore the fundamentals of shadow puppetry manipulation and construction.

This workshop will guide participants of all ages on how to transform simple materials into unique and bold shadows. Experiment and play with us as we explore different shapes, textures, colors and characters to breathe life into new stories and ideas.
This workshop is a fun opportunity for children and families looking to try shadow puppetry for the first time. Feed your curiosity and creativity, while learning how to use your body and other materials to create cinematic imagery.

 

Workshop: Exploring Shadow Masks & Human Silhouettes

Instructors: Cassandra Bray & Zane Exactly

Duration: 1 Hour

Puppetry artists Cassandra Bray & Zane Exactly of Shadow Girls Cult will lead participants through a 1-hour workshop, using overhead projectors and a projection screen to explore human silhouettes and shadow masks as tools for storytelling. Participants will create large-scale masks using cardboard, feathers, faux fur and other repurposed materials to transform their bodies into expressive shadow characters.

This hands-on workshop is designed for all ages and experience levels. Join us as we channel our creativity to create bold shapes and designs, and build transformative, larger-than-life creatures. We encourage all participants to bring fun costume and/or prop elements, and to wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in.

 

All workshops have a suggested registration fee of $100, however we do offer a sliding scale, pay-what-you-can model for those who need that option.


Cassandra Bray

Cassandra Bray (she/they) is a multidisciplinary theatre artist and shadow puppeteer with a BA in Theatre and Education. Some of her favorite recent projects include: Intiman Homecoming Festival (Stage & Production Manager); The Fool (Puppetry Design, Puppetry, Co-Direction); Water is Easier to Swallow (Puppetry Design, Puppetry, Co-Direction); and We Go Mad (Puppetry, Lighting Design). Cassandra and Zane were recently featured in Chinese Theatre Works’ International Shadow Slam, and have had the great fortune to perform their original work, “Giant Woman” at the 2019 National Puppetry Festival.


Zane Exactly

Zane Exactly (they/them) is a non-binary puppeteer, theatre maker and visual artist with a BFA in sculpture and printmaking. Some of their recent projects have included: shadow puppetry; projection design; puppet design and fabrication; set and prop design; mask design; miniature fabrication; and performing. They have also worked for Thistle Theatre, a local Bunraku puppet theatre company, since 2013 as a puppeteer, repair person, and show builder. ​They are thrilled to be starting their third season as “Possum” in “Look, Listen and Learn,” a local Children’s YouTube series.


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