Welcome to Sue Harris PuppetsSue Harris is one of South Australia's premier Puppeteers. Her original and imaginative work has brought the joy of puppets and story telling to children and adults throughout South Australia since 1978. To find out more about Sue Harris Puppets take a look through this site. Please contact Sue for any bookings or further information.
A professional puppeteer and storyteller since 1978, Sue performs for pre-schoolers to adults. Sue Harris Puppets is registered with Playfull for Quality Assurance. Her career has included:
- Publishing a series of resource books and CDs on puppetry for use by parents and educators of young children
- Filmed Lessons for School of the Air
- Puppetry for current affairs TV
- National Pre-school Television - regular presenter of puppetry and storytelling for a program which went to air for 7 years
- State Opera of South Australia education programs - The Barber of Seville (2007); Madama Butterfly (2006)
- Adelaide Symphony Orchestra - Primary Proms Concert performer; Touring as presenter of ASO "Kids Koncerts"
- Adelaide Festival Centre core performer over 10 years for "Something on Saturday" children's programs
- Adelaide Festival Centre performances - Space Theatre
- ABC Television "PGR" - Studio guest and performer
- Radio Program for children - storytelling
- Fringe Festival Performing
- live theatre performances
- treet theatre
- schools & pre-schools - since 1983 Sue has performed over 4,000 shows for the Education Department
- public venues (libraries, shopping centres, parks, etc)
- tutorial sessions for WEA on Face Painting; Henna Tattoo: and Caring for the Elderly and Terminally Ill"
Sue Harris acknowledges the Kaurna people as traditional owners of the land upon which the company was founded.
- Lecturer in Puppetry - University of South Australia, Magill Campus since 1997
- Accredited Private Service Provider for Professional Development for the Education Dept., Public Liaison and Past President for the Storytelling Guild of Aust. (SA)
- 1998 Named as Puppetry Resource Person for the Education Dept.
- 1996 selected to represent South Australia as "Best practices of the Arts in schools" to the Senate Standing Committee on Social Policy to the Legislative Assembly for the A.C.T. . presented a paper on "Students at risk & ways to implement and carry out Protective Behaviours within the Arts".
- Her show "My Body, My Space" was used by NAPCAN (Nat. Assn. for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) to launch the first Child Protection Week in South Australia
- Crime Prevention (Attorney General's Dept) requested she produce a show on Harassment - which has been performed extensively in SA.
- Teaches puppetry to all ages including students, therapists, educators, folk with special needs (ie disabled, abused, DV survivors, hearing impaired, etc.)
- Sue holds a Graduate Diploma in Community Cultural Development: Community Based Arts Practice and is trained in "Child Protection"