Intensive Workshop: Puppet Theatre and Improvisation
Workshop at Det Andre Teatret
Det Andre Teatret and UNIMA present a one-week intensive workshop in puppet theatre and improvisation for professional puppeteers, actors and improvisers, running from 4th to 8th November at Det Andre Teatret. The course is as much an introduction to improvising with puppet theatre as it is an introduction to improvisation for puppeteers. Together we will explore how to improvise with puppets and objects, and the course will conclude with a Puppet Slam on the evening of November 8th.

Supported by Arts Council Norway / Norsk Kulturråd.
About the teachers
Shawn Kinley - Improvisation

Shawn Kinley has played and taught for over 30 years in over 52 countries. He has been a member of The Loose Moose Theater Company since 1984.
Shawn has held improvisation, contact improvisation, masking, mime and other forms of theatre workshops. His students have included professional actors, athletes, college students, business leaders, the military and children. Outside of Loose Moose, he has worked in television, film, circus, as well as visual arts and writing. His influence is intercultural and interdisciplinary.
Dominika Minkacz-Sira - Puppetry
Dominika Minkacz-Sira is the founder of the Open Window Theatre, where she is now artistic director, actor and puppeteer. She holds a master's from the AST theater college in Poland. She has experience as an actor in a number of pieces, including at Den Nationale Scene in Bergen. In addition to acting and directing, she has also held workshops in puppetry and puppet theatre, as well as mentor for other theatre companies. Through her studies and work she works to give inner life to objects we surround ourselves with.
Workshop details
The course takes place at Det Andre Teatret (Ivan Bjørndalsgate 9, 0472 Oslo).
When: Monday 4th to Friday 8th November
Time: 10:00-15:00 +" Puppet Slam" on Friday 8th November 20:00-21:00
Price: NOK 1000, - (includes lunch)
Experience level: This course is aimed at professional performers (puppeteers, improvisers and actors).

The course is held in English.
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Registration deadline is Friday 18 October 2019.

This workshop is aimed at professional performers.

Registration to this workshop is application based. You sign up by filling out this form. Please send your CV and any relevant file to support your application to Please note that you are not officially signed up, until you receive a confirmation e-mail from Silvia.

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The workshop will take place at Det Andre Teatret, in Ivan Bjørndalsgate 9.
You can get there by taking tram number 11, 12 og 13 to Sandaker senter, or bus number 20 or 37 to Arendalsgata.

If you come from outside of Oslo and need accommodation, you can make use of a special rate at our partner hotel Anker Hotel (Storgata 55, 0182 Oslo). Just contact them by email on and name that you come from Det Andre Teatret in your booking.

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