Build Your Own Shadow Theatre & Puppets!

Build Your Own Shadow Theatre & Puppets!

With Theatre du Poulet / Roland Chun Shing Au

Are you eager to go back to the theatre to watch some performance? Why not build one by yourselves at home and create a show with your family? Or have a totally new alternative and fun way to hear a bedtime story? It is a very low-cost and eco-friendly way to create your own theatre and shadow puppets.

Available on our Facebook page on September 24th

Supplies Needed: 

– Recycled Cardboard Box

– Parchment Paper from the kitchen

– Scissors

– Popsicle Sticks

– Thick Paper (Like Cardstock)

– Packing tape / masking tape

– Pencil

– Ruler

– Lights: cell phone / book light / flashlight

Roland Chun Shing Au is the Artistic Director of Theatre du Poulet (TDP) [www.theatredupoulet.com], which he founded in 2016 with his wife, Carmen Lee. He graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) major in Acting in 2012. He has been an innovator in cardboard sculpture and engineering since 2016.


He has performed internationally in Hong Kong (where he directed HOME.SICK), Macau, China (The 9th Chinese Drama Festival), and Ireland (Galway International Arts Festival 2014 & The Macnas Street Performance 2014 ), before settling in Canada. In 2017, he worked as a production assistant and puppet creator for Two Planks and a Passion in Nova Scotia. He has also completed the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s animotion puppetry intensive, the puppetry workshop (Object Theatre) by Doc. Mgr. Marek Bečcka (Prague), and character mask and movement training in Familie Flöz Summer Academy (Berlin).

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