YOUNG people from around the Sunshine Coast have started at gather in Nambour for an exciting new enterprise, The Urban Puppet Project.

The Urban Puppet Project is the brainchild of local actor, Mary Eggleston.

Mary has been facilitating acting workshops in Australia and Europe for nearly 20 years and is now tutoring drama students at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

“As much as I love being on stage and in front of the camera myself, I find collaboration with young minds so invigorating and inspiring,” she said.

“The Urban Puppet Project is a natural evolution for me in term of what I would like to create with the young people attending my S.O.D.A workshops.

“The long term goal is to create our own kids show.”

Mary has combined forces with local puppeteer, Rebecca Dostal to kick-start this new project.

These two women have an enormous amount of combined experience and passion to initiate not only a Nambour based puppet troupe but to develop an online kids show.

“It would be an amazing thing to help build and create together,” she said.

“The show could be fortnightly at this stage, which leaves us a week to write, rehearse, film and upload.”

They intend to launch this community inspired show to the wider public in the coming months.

“We are currently on the hunt for a videographer to join our team, so if you are looking for a project to get your teeth into please get in touch,” Mary said.

“It’s important to me to grow this program organically with a team of passionate individuals who are inspired by telling stories that are meaningful and pertinent to a young Australian audience.”

For more information call Mary on 0418 795 186.

Shared from the Sunshine Coast Daily - 30 March 2016