Writing for Puppetry
Learn a simple & easy way to
write puppet scripts
Puppetry is an incredible vehicle for storytelling.
As puppeteers we tend to focus on the quality of our puppetry and not quite enough on the stories we are bringing to life.
Writing for Puppetry is an online workshop with video instruction, writing prompts and extra resources you can do at your own pace.
You learn a simple story formula to follow that will strengthen the storytelling in your puppetry - be it for the stage or screen, or just for you!
Here's what's inside the workshop:
Lesson 1 - Intro to Writing for Puppetry
How storytelling for puppets is different than for actors
The 3 things you need to get motivated and inspired to write
A quick writing exercise that will get ideas flowing
Lesson 2 - Story & Character
3 elements of great scripts
A simple, easy storytelling formula you can use for any story
Types of puppetry that can have no story at all, and still work
Lesson 3 - Writing Mistakes (you won't make!)
3 common writing mistakes
Finding the emotion in a script
Connecting to your audience in a performance
a playlist of videos that demonstrate great storytelling and puppetry
recommended books on storytelling
frequently asked questions from live versions of this course
worksheets and writing exercises so you can get crackin'
You'll walk away with an outline for your piece and a solid plan that makes your story tick and characters pop.
Apply the workshop to a piece you're working on or start from scratch.
All styles of puppetry and any skill level is welcome.
Get the FREE Writing for Puppetry Cheatsheet here.
Greg Zollars, OH
"Your workshop was terrific and I could instantly put the concepts to work - It could not have come at a better time - You broke through my writer's block and I have a small show in 10 days."
Oh hi! I'm Pam Severns.
I am a performer, puppeteer, maker-of-things, and that-lady-over-there-in-the-bushes.
I'm also a dog-mother to Miss Frankie Sinatra (she looks just like Toto) and eater of too many cookies.
I've been performing solo for a decade (!) and have a few things to say about the process. I've won awards, grants, and have traveled from sea to shining sea with my comedy and puppetry.
I trained in comedy directing at the Second City and I've taught workshops with Heather Henson's IBEX Puppetry and Celebration Barn. I've worked in many puppetry styles – shadow puppetry, marionettes, hand puppets, Muppet style, and more.
I would love to help you find your voice, your story, and the spark in your work.