Studio Babette Puppet Theatre strives to provide quality puppet performances in a myriad of styles, which reflect the European background of traditional puppet forms, combined with the unique artistry of modern Canadian puppetry.
Studio Babette explores heritage themes, and stories from the many cultures which contribute to the wonderful fabric of Canadian life. Our productions represent the creativity and hard work of a vibrant community of local artists, craftspeople and promoters in the Hamilton area.
Studio Babette advocates:
However, we do not use these beliefs as themes for our plays, but rather as ideological under-pinnings, by having these values represented with artistic subtlety in all of our work.
- equity for all, regardless of age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, political viewpoint or economic circumstance;
- eating locally, to sustain the environment and optimize health;
- appreciation and respect for our heritage, and others' heritage;
- freedom of speech and artistic expression;
- independent artistic sustainability.
Studio Babette Puppet Theatre is: Marie Franek, Dundas, Helena Adamczyk, Greensville and Kerry Corrigan, Hamilton. We research, write, build, perform and produce our plays with puppets. All members have passed a Hamilton Police Check.
For more personal stories, see Provenance.
- 2015 Nominated for a Hamilton Arts Award in Performance
- 2014 Awarded a Haldimand County Community Culture Award for From Ruthven to Passchendaele
- 2012 Awarded a grant from the Veterans Affairs Canada’s Community Engagement Partnership Fund for From Ruthven to Passchendaele
- 2011 Nominated for a Hamilton Arts Award in Performance
- 2010 Awarded a grant from the Ontario Trillium Fund for Young Sophia: the Dundurn Castle Diary link