$98.00 USD

Making Shadow Puppet Joints and Mechs

This Multilevel Workshop will guide you in how to create rotating and sliding joints with accessible and durable materials like fishing line, staples and lighters. You can use your Shadow Puppet creations for Live Performance, Stop Motion Animation or Filmmaking!

Date: Nov. 14 & 16, 2023 (2 Night Workshop)

Time: 8pm est

Run Time: 1.5 hours

Registrants will receive a short shopping / gathering list so that they can learn in real time.

Workshop takes place vial Zoom.


Sofía Padilla is a theater artist from Mexico City who works internationally as a puppeteer and director. She graduated from the acting conservatory Centro Universitario de Teatro UNAM, Mexico City, in 2007. Her career as an independent puppeteer has included writing, directing, and performing numerous productions of her own. As an ensemble performer, Sofía has puppeteered in hundreds of performances with the Cuban company Teatro 2 de Cuba (2007-2013), with Berta Hiriart’s company Los Cantores del Confín at FETEN festival in Spain and several festivals in Mexico (2010-2018), and in a touring stage adaptation of the hit Latin American puppetry TV show “31 Minutos” (2011-2012). On Television, Sofía worked as the First Assistant Director of the 2016 season of Sesame Street in Mexico City: “Listos a Jugar.”

Sofía is a co-director of Paradox Teatro, which she founded in  2017 with Davey T Steinman. Paradox Teatro created their inaugural production, Migraciones / Migrations, which they toured around the world. 

Paradox Teatro has received three grants from "The Jim Henson Foundation" to develop two different projects: Migraciones / Migrations (2019 production grant) and Speechless / Sin palabras (2021 workshop grant and 2022 production grant). 

She also still works seasonally with Bread and Puppet Theater, which she joined in 2017 as a puppeteer, and has performed on seven tours across North America and several summer show seasons at their farm in Glover, Vermont.