I’ve left New Brunswick for the week in search of advice. I've taken up a residency at Windsor’s very own Mermaid Theatre, North America's premiere puppet company. I arrived last night with my boyfriend, dog, and all the Christmas presents in tow. Unpacked the essentials in the fridge and got some sleep.
This morning I met with Jim Morrow and Sara Lee Lewis to discuss my intentions for this week and what I wanted to accomplish. I explained the concept of the Vardi Puppet House and the style of puppets I would like to create. Jim gave me a tour of the massive facility and gave me examples of puppets to take to the studio for the week.
Mermaid gave me keys to the loft studio and Jim gave me a list of materials to collect. I've set myself up in the middle of the rehearsal hall (I'm all alone) and have begun my work. I’ll give some more details tomorrow but I'm just a little preoccupied with getting my workspace together and getting started before 5 pm.