Puppet Origin Stories - Champion a Puppet Today
The Finger Players (TFP) was founded on 28th August 1999, and countless puppets have been built in our workshop to create the special brand of theatre that so many of our audiences have grown to love and support. Puppets inspire belief in us and our audience members, telling magnificent and magical stories while still providing a safe distance from difficult themes. Since our inception, we have told stories about life and death, war and pain, and we have even tackled challenging but essential topics like child sexual abuse, youth mindfulness and disability.
We believe in puppets because we believe it births imagination and fantasy, creating worlds that we can safely exist in.
In 2020, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, we spoke to the Makers and Designers of the puppets we have in TFP, to create the repository that is the Puppet Origin Stories – a humble effort to highlight the background, and the making and design history of these puppets. We hope that this can be a continued endeavour at TFP, and we hope that you can go on this journey with us.
We would like to thank:
Tak Takut Kids Club for drawing most of the images you see above
Tan Beng Tian