Robin Frohardt
Artist, Puppet Designer & Director
Biography
Known for her rich aesthetic and highly detailed constructions, Robin Frohardt is an award-winning artist, puppet designer, and director. Her rich imagination, unique sense of humor, and stunning technical craft come together to create work that defies the conventions of traditional storytelling.

Frohardt’s original play, The Pigeoning debuted in 2013 and continues to tour at home and abroad. In 2016, she received a Creative Capital Award for her new work, The Plastic Bag Store, an installation and performance that takes place in a fake grocery store in a real storefront and addresses the long-term impact of disposable plastic packaging. Frohardt is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and the first artist in Residence at Olson Kundig, a renowned design and architecture firm in Seattle.
Robin Frohardt
Artist, Puppet Designer & Director
Bunraku Style Puppetry

Puppets exist in the realm between body and thought. For this reason, they serve as powerful metaphors for storytelling. In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to the Bunraku (tabletop) style of puppetry and learn to use the core concepts of breath, tension, and focus to bring to life the inanimate and explore the power of gesture.