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 Tiger leavingBlack horseman riding through the forest within the model theatre 

                

 

Karin Andrews Jashapara - artistic director

 

Play of Light - founder, 2007 

English National Opera ; puppeteer for Blond Eckbert by Judith Weir

Mme Souhami & Co ; puppeteer and workshop leader

Horse + Bamboo ; costume, puppet maker and workshop leader

Tricorn Puppets; apprenticed to Kinny Gardner and Erika Cruttwell as glove and rod puppeteer

QTS from 2001

 

Elizabeth Andrews  - musical director

Biographical details to follow.

 

Will Embliss - musician, composer, instrument designer and maker

 

Zannie Fraser - director of 'Blue Like an Apple' 2007 also puppeteer and writer, director or Ripstop Theatre

 

Rachael Nicholson -  director of 'Death in a Nut' 2014, also art therapist, puppeteer and writer

 

 

Awards, Commissions and Bursaries 

 

2016  Cultural Award    Legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Forum 2012 , awarded by the London Borough of Sutton

2016 Commissioned by the Arts Council -funded  Sutton Imagine Arts Festival to create a version of The Invisible Man, with students from two High Schools.

2015  University of York and Cardiff University - funded shadow theatre collaboration with Professor Jenny Kitzinger and Professor Celia Kitzinger , Co-Directors and Co-founders of    

          the Coma and Chronic Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre

2014  Commissioned by the 2014 'Kicking the Bucket' Festival in Oxford to create a version with puppets of Death in a Nut

2013  Imagine Arts Festival - extracts from The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo by Phyllis Tate and Ronald Eyre

2012  Big Dance funded project : Wandle Valley pupils making and dancing with masks in Sutton Ecology Centre

2011- 2012     Arts Council funded  participatory arts project  : The Conference of the Birds by Farid Ud-Din Attar

2007  DfES  - Commission to write, make and perform Blue Like an Apple, exploring the issues underlying climate change