Stephanie Elgersma @ Carousel Theatre
i. My name: Stephanie Elgersma
ii. The name of my upcoming show is: The 3 Little Pigs at Carousel Theatre
iii. My role in this show is: I am the puppet designer, maker, and the puppetry director
iv. In describing the show in 3 sentences or less, I’d say:
It’s wonderful, wacky, and weird! There is something for everyone in this show, no matter your age. It’s not necessarily the story of the three little pigs that we all know!
v. When you come to the show, you’ll see:
Delightful musical numbers, a couple of quirky puppets, and a funny little tale, all set in a world not unlike something Jim Henson would dream up.
vi. One thing I find particularly inspiring/exciting about this show is:
Chris Lam (the director)‘s vision for the show! It really allowed the designers to play, and it encouraged us to see the show beyond a little kids story.
vii. My past work includes:
I have made puppets for the Old Vic Theatre, Disney Paris, Birmingham Rep (UK), as well as just recently made animal puppets for theatre shows in Ottawa, Calgary, and here in Vancouver.
viii. Opening nights feel like: a beautiful mix of excitement and nerves!
ix. After this show, I’m looking forward to:
I’m heading to Calgary to continue working on a new puppet show there called ‘One for Sorrow, Two for Joy’. I’m a puppet maker and puppeteer on the show.