22 – 28 Feb

Wooden Heart’ Shadow Puppet Theatre Project and Competition

Wooden Heart’ Shadow Puppet Theatre Project and Competition

Wooden Heart’ is a remote engagement creative project and competition for ages 7-10 &11-14.

Join Children’s Writer & Theatre Artist Margaret Callan Bergin from Garbo Productions on a creative journey to write a new Shadow Puppet Theatre play. Using ‘Pinnochio’ as an inspiration Margaret will explore the idea of the wood that the Puppet Boy was carved from and create characters with you that live in a special Magical Tree.

Each participant who signs up will receive two fun demonstration videos from Margaret where she will tell you the start of the story, help you create ideas for your character , create your own Shadow Theatre Box and Shadow Puppet. Sign up, and Videos will be forwarded Feb 8th & 15th.

When you are finished your creation you can email ( a description of your character and a photo of your shadow puppet and your picture will be part of our ‘Between the Red Lines’ Virtual Exhibition (27th and 28th February).

12 top creators will be invited to a live ‘Shadow Puppet’ workshop in the library with Margaret (when restrictions allow).

3 participants from each age group will win a prize for their most unique creations.

Entry for competition deadline Feb 22nd 5pm.

‘Wooden Heart’ supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

@GarboTheaterCo Rua Red Arts Council Ireland South Dublin County Council

  • Venue: Online
  • Time: Mon 22 Feb (closing date)
  • Price: Free, booking required