January 12, 2013
A new year, a new country, a new project. This year I will be working on the Frog Prince Project, a collaboration with Norwich Puppet Theatre to create a performance for young children that will help them think about otherness, prejudice and discrimination. The first phase is a period of research, funded by the Arts Council of England and supported by Norfolk County Council, in which a team of professionals from the fields of visual theatre, education and university interns will be exploring how puppets can be used symbolically and metaphorically to articulate and challenge notions of otherness. We are also collaborating with Recreation Road Infant School to find out how children engage with puppets as symbolic communication and observe how the children themselves might use objects to talk about difference.