Therapeutic Puppetry 
Empowering - Transformative - Healing


Gary Friedman & Kerrie Marshall in Gothenburg, Sweden

Lectures and workshops Sunday the 17´th and Monday the 18´th of November 2019 at Frölunda Cultural Center. 

Costs: 75 euro per workshop (2 to attend on the Sunday) and 15 euro for the Monday (lectures, talk). Tickets for Monday at Frölunda Cultural Center. For questions and workshop tickets e-mail 

There is an ongoing puppetry festival FIGUR on the Saturday and Sunday at the same place. Theme: Human value.

WORKSHOP I: Breath, Belief and Trust 

The spiritual connection between the puppeteer, the puppet and the audience. This serves equally for puppetry in therapy; puppetry in theatre and puppetry in education. When I speak to you, you look into my eyes. The eyes are often referred to as the ‘windows of the soul’. When a puppet moves and breathes, the audience are focused on the eyes, even if it might only be the shadows caused by the single spot light, which creates an illusion of eyes. This makes the little creature come alive for an audience. The eyes and breath together, give it life. The audiences’ belief of ‘alive’ must be sustained, even if the puppet stops moving or breathing. This can only be sustained for a short time. As soon as the belief dies, the puppet dies too.  Workshop leader: Animator, puppeteer and film-maker, Gary Friedman, developed international adult-education puppetry and film projects based on HIV- AIDS, Democracy, Corruption, Abuse and Prisons work. See:

More info will come. 


 Broken Puppet Symposium, UK

A Symposium on Puppetry: 

Community, Health, Wellbeing and Disability: Professional Training Opportunities at Newman University, 

Birmingham, England 17-18´th of April 2019 -  MORE INFO

"Using Puppets with 
Children and Families 

in Diagnosis and Treatment" 

by Eleanor Irwin (PhD, RDT, TEP)

A lecture and a workshop the 16-17´th of June 2018. 



A 4-day workshop with 

psychologist and psychotherapist Gudrun Gauda

24-27´th of April 2014