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Puppetry Workshop with Janni Younge
Lab A, Wright Hall

The distinguished multi-award winning puppet creator, designer and director, Janni Younge, will lead a workshop on advanced acting with puppets in preparation for the Department of Theatre and Dance’s spring 2018 production of “The Bluest Eye.” 

Space in this workshop is limited and Margaret Laurena Kemp, who is co-director of “The Bluest Eye,” requests that interested students RSVP to her mlkemp@ucdavis.edu to reserve a place in the workshop. “The Bluest Eye” scripts will be provided in advance to participants. 

Monday, Nov. 13, Lab A, Wright Hall, 10-11:30 a.m., Free

Janni Younge is a graduate of the French National School of Puppet Theatre, has a B.A. in Fine Art and an M.A. in Theatre from the University of Cape Town.

Janni’s work has been performed locally and internationally winning awards including the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Theatre 2010, three Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards and four other nominations. From 2005-2011 she was CEO of UNIMA SA (South African Puppetry), director of Out The Box festival of puppetry and Artistic Director of Sogo Visual Theatre. She has created and directed puppetry for artists and companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Bristol Old Vic.

From January 2011 to 2014 Janni was Director and Associate Director of Handspring Puppet Company. She created and directed Ouroboros which toured extensively in South Africa, France, Belgium and India from 2011-2013. She also worked in the War Horse puppet studio and directed revivals of William Kentridge’s Woyzeck on the Highveld and Ubu and the Truth Commission.

Janni now runs her own production company, Janni Younge Productions.

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