I am creating my own puppet show company: Swallow's Wings. I chose the name for its migratory element, as swallows travel to and from Europe all the way to South Africa - wishing to encompass inclusivity for all geographical and cultural origins.
I deeply believe in the healing and formative power of ancient tales and archetypal narratives. I have chosen the Frog Prince as my first production for its cathartic power. The characters are from a village in Africa, in order to broaden the cultural representation in schools and to re-connect children with their lost cultural identities.
This show will require the total sum of £1,500.
The money will contribute to;
- The mentoring and expertise of a proffessional puppeteer to aid in the process of my production.
- A film maker to film the show for the website.
- A website designer to create my webpage.
- Business cards.
- A course on lighting in puppetry so I can improve the set and create a fabulous atmosphere in schools.