Meet Our Camp Leaders
Annie Katsura Rollins
Annie is a practitioner, researcher, and educator of all things puppetry and performing objects. Her interest in puppetry began as a traditional Chinese shadow puppetry apprentice in 2008 and has since broadened to encompass toy theatre, political puppetry, puppetry in education, and finding new and traditional ways to make puppetry and theatre a more environmental practice. Rollins has received a Fullbright Fellowship for her puppetry research, has recently completed her PhD on traditional forms of puppetry at Concordia University, and teaches World Puppet Theatre at the University of Connecticut – North America’s oldest program in puppetry. She is a resident of the Junction Triangle neighbourhood. You can learn more about her work at www.anniekatsurarollins.com.
Julia managed The Nook Children’s Program from 2001-2009, engaging local kids in large-scale theatre productions, diverse arts and social justice programming. Julia worked previously as an arts instructor at Yamaha Summer Arts Camp. Julia now parents an 11-year-old, and works as the Director of Operations at George Chuvalo Neighbourhood Centre.