Raven Kaliana
Puppet Maker/Puppeteer
Theatre Maker
Workshop Facilitator

Puppet Making/Puppetry
Skilled in constructing tabletop/hands-on puppets, shadow puppets, marionettes and body puppets, Raven Kaliana designs and builds characters for the stage.  She spent many years puppeteering for Folkmanis Puppets, the world's leading puppet maker.  She earned an MA at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Theatre Making
Raven currently runs Puppet (R)Evolution, which combines puppetry with live actors for adult theatre audiences, such as Hooray for HollywoodRaven is a creative partner at DeadKat Productions and puppeteers for Puppet Barge.  She can also collaborates with popular London vaudeville artists Pustra & Vile-een, who use a pair of portrait marionettes which Raven created especially for their act.

Photo credit: (c)2008 Daemiane Marais

Puppet: (c)2007 Raven Kaliana




Photo Credit: (c)2009 Kit Ryall
Puppet: (c)2008 Raven Kaliana

Workshops
Raven Kaliana conducts puppetry, art, and creative writing workshops.  An advocate for children's rights and children's safety, she also provides trainings and presentations for charities on the topic of child abuse.  Recently, a production of Hooray for Hollywood, which was performed at the Little Angel Theatre in Islington helped to raise funds for the NSPCC.  It was followed by a post-show discussion co-facilitated by Raven and a representative from Childline on preventing and recovering from child abuse.
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