Owls aren’t born wise you know, they have to learn it from somewhere. A young owl named Poot Poot is sent to study at Owl school. On his journey he meets an Echidna, a Wombat, a Kookaburra, a Lyrebird, a Kangaroo and a Platypus who each share with him their own kind special kind of wisdom. But will he pass the final test and become wise enough to save the forest?
The Owl’s Apprentice is an interactive solo show created by Jenny Ellis, using a combination of shadow puppetry, hand puppetry and story-telling. The show is about our unique Australian animals, as well as drawing on the field of applied ethics and the 16 Habits of Mind developed by Professor Art Costa. The Owl’s Apprentice poses questions with the aim of extending young minds.
After the show, Jenny Ellis will lead a hands-on shadow puppetry workshop for young people aged 5+ who are keen to try their hand at story-telling using this wonderful medium.
"Students were fascinated by the puppets and enthralled by the story. Jenny was very professional and approachable. Her love of children and her craft was delightful." Carolyn Sismanes, Performance Coordinator, Thomastown Primary School.