Puppetry and Object Animation Workshop

March 29, 2016

April 9 & 10, 2016

Theatre New Brunswick

55 Whiting Road, Fredericton


Celebrated puppeteer Mike Petersen (Fraggle Rock/Labyrinth) offers new and experienced puppeteers tools for performing with puppets and insight to creating characters and plays.


Saturday, April 9 – 2:00-6:00pm

Sunday, April 10 – 10am-1:00pm


To register or for more information, please contact info@tnb.nb.ca




Mike Petersen’s career began on Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock in 1984. Since then he has performed across Canada, throughout the U.S. and in Japan, Australia, Nigeria, Britain, Singapore and Poland with such companies as Mermaid Theatre, Neptune Theatre, Festival Antigonish, Kaleidoscope Theatre, the Edinburgh Puppet Company, Poland’s Teatr Arlekin, and Theatre Beyond Words. Film and television credits include Fraggle Rock, Labyrinth, Black Harbour, Emily of New Moon, and the award-winning CBC pre-school series The Mighty Jungle. Mike created and performed in As You Puppet at YPT, and also played host “Papageno” in a series of classical music concerts for children called Music & Truffles with Anton Kuerti. He appeared opposite Kevin Spacey in the feature film Casino Jack and acted with Dean Cain in the Hallmark Christmas special The Case for Christmas. Most recently, Mike completed 65 episodes of Toopy & Binoo Vroom Vroom Zoom (now airing on TreeHouse), and is a proud member of Theatre Direct’s Dora Award nominated ensemble for the tabletop puppet play, The Old Man and the River.

In his developing role as a teacher of puppetry, Mike has worked alongside Graham Whitehead at Mermaid Theatre, Allen MacInnis at YPT, Lynda Hill at Theatre Direct, Eric Woolfe at Eldritch Theatre, and Seanna Kennedy, director of the first Canadian production of Avenue Q at Lower Ossington Theatre, Toronto.

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