With Samantha Hickey
Lead by a professional puppeteer, these workshops will teach basic puppet making and performing skills in a fun and supportive environment.
Using nothing more than basic materials and a little imagination, you will make a puppet, discover its character and bring it to life through creativity, play and expression.
These workshops are designed to enhance your experience of the Spot On shows, so we will look at a range of styles featured in the productions including shadow puppetry. Adults are welcome to join in the fun!
Capacity is limited per session – Secure your tickets now to avoid missing out!
Please note, this is not a drop off workshop. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times. Parent/guardians are responsible for children at all times in the studio spaces and do not require a ticket for this workshop. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Recommendation: Ages 4 – 12
Dates & Times:
Tuesday 27 September 11:15am & 1:45pm
Wednesday 28 September 11:15am & 1:45pm
Thursday 29 September 11:15am & 1:45pm
Friday 30 September 11:15am & 1:45pm
Studio 404, 404 Church Street, Parramatta
Samantha Hickey has dedicated herself over the past eight years to exploring all facets of theatre, from classic texts to puppetry. She was accepted into a Stella Adler Chekhov Intensive workshop in New York City. It was there that she fine tuned her acting skills and understanding of classic texts. She has been touring nationally and internationally as a performer and puppeteer for Erth Visual and Physical Inc for over 7 years. One of her career highlights was performing in the prestigious New Victory, Off-Broadway Theatre in New York.
Samantha is the co-founder and co-artistic director of SuchandSuch Productions. The company create and produce experimental and visual theatre. Samantha is passionate about teaching puppetry and exploring the imaginative world of bringing inanimate objects to life.
She is currently assistant director on Leaves, an Australian premiere of the Northern Irish play by Lucy Caldwell and developing the next show for SuchandSuch. Samantha worked as an assistant director on When the Rain Stops Falling (New Theatre) and Blue Italian/Nil By Sea as part of the Sight and Sound Festival Sydney in 2015. Other theatre credits include Dinosaur Zoo, Spirit Creatures, Murder (Erth) and Arquitectura de Feria (Sydney Festival).
Riverside is committed to making theatre accessible for all people. We are happy to be able to offer the following services to assist patrons.
• Wheelchairs – Riverside offers level access and space for wheelchairs in all venues. Spaces are limited, however, so booking is required. Please let the Box Office know when booking.
• Courtesy Wheelchairs – A limited number of courtesy wheelchairs (standard manual wheelchairs) are available for loan if required.
• Accessible Toilets
• Parking – Limited paid parking is available at the venue for patrons with a current disability parking permit. Please note, there is a $5 fee for parking and pre-booking is essential, as there are limited spaces available.
• Guide Dogs or any animals trained to assist people with disabilities are welcome. Please let the Box Office know when booking.
• Hearing Assistance – Riverside has installed new state-of-the-art hearing systems in all three theatres to assist patrons who are hearing impaired. Please let Box Office know when booking.
• National Relay Service – Users who are deaf or who have a hearing impairment can call (at no cost) through the National Relay Service TTY users phone 13 36 77, then ask for 8839 3399. Speak and Listen (speech-to-speech relay) users phone 1300 555 727, then ask for 8839 3399. Internet relay users connect NRS (www.relayservice.com.au) and then ask for 8839 3399.
• NSW Companion Card – Recognised for all performances held at Riverside Theatres.