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Five Easy Payments: A People’s Puppet Project


This local community project was an exemplary example of a collaborative project between Snuff Puppets, VCAL Students from Swinburne University and Maroondah City Council which was funded by Creative Victoria and supported by Eastland and Swinburne University. The People’s Puppet Project is a unique model in which Senior VCAL students from Swinburne University of Technology (Croydon Campus) worked intensively with Snuff Puppets to design, build and perform their own outdoor giant puppet spectacles. 21st September culminated in students putting on an exceptional performance which included a roaming giant puppet show followed by a scripted stage performance at Ringwood Town Square. They also performed another successful roaming giant puppet act at the Maroondah Festival on the 11th November. People’s Puppet Project is an engaging and empowering process which allowed students to access their own creativity while contributing to and participating in their own local culture.

Demonstrated character strengths:

  • Creativity
  • Bravery
  • Teamwork