Chris Pirie

Puppet Director

Chris is Artistic Director of Green Ginger and has co-designed and performed in most of the company’s productions since joining 26 years ago. Freelance work includes performance and puppetry consultancy for Welsh National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Norwegian National Opera, Theatre Royal de la Monnaie (Brussels), San Francisco Opera, Teatro Communale di Bologna, Teatro Malic (Barcelona), Bristol Old Vic, Travelling Light, Circomedia and Sherman Theatre. TV and Film credits include puppetry for the BBC and Aardman Animations. Chris also lectures in puppetry design and manipulation at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and produced Toast in the Machine, a professional development programme for emerging puppeteers. He is a trustee of Puppet Place, the artform support organisation for puppetry and animation and is a co-producer of the biennial Bristol Festival of Puppetry.

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