Rock the Arts is an Ottawa-based professional puppet company that tours year round bringing their handmade puppets to you! They have traveled across Canada and to Sydney Australia where they performed and taught at after school programs. They have appeared on YTV’s Saturday morning Crunch, CTV’s Regional Contact and Rogers Ottawa. The Rock the Arts Puppets live in Creatureville but humans are always welcome to join them in their imaginative world.
Sarah Argue is the creator of Rock the Arts and one of the hands behind the puppets. Sarah travelled in the United States for three years performing professional, educational, improvisational-based family shows. She has lived and performed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, Six Flags in Los Angeles, and Branson Missouri. She has also graced the George Theatre in New York City as well as the Galveston Texas Grand Opera House.
Sarah, like many other children, grew up watching and loving puppets. Her love and passion for the art of puppetry has driven her to make a career out of it. She now has over 80 hand made puppets living with her and she never forgets any of their names. Sarah’s University degree in Theatre Performing Arts and puppeteer training with “Fraggle Rock’s” Trish Leeper and “Under the Umbrella Tree’s” Noreen Young has given her the skills to make her handmade puppets come alive and bring laughter wherever they go!
Sarah offers six different puppet shows that vary in length from 30-60 minutes and can be performed in schools, community festivals and theatres. Shows can include an interactive puppet workshop where the kids can come up on stage to try the puppets.
Superhero Showdown teaches children about compassion, kindness and the power of perseverance as children explore what's really behind superheroes. This high energy 40-minute interactive puppet show is followed by a 20-minute hands-on workshop which teaches children about the art of puppetry. This unique show and workshop combination allows for all ages to be involved and engaged.
Animal Adventure teaches students the power of choice and ways in which they can help the environment stay the way it is. This comical 40 minute interactive puppet show is followed by a 20 minute hands-on workshop which teaches children about the art of puppetry. This unique show and workshop combination allows for all ages to be involved and engaged.
DO YOU BELIEVE?
Do You Believe? is a seasonal show filled with laughter, excitement and magic. It's the first day of winter and there is no snow. Ned won't settle for a snowless winter, so he begins his comical journey to solve this mystery. Join Ned as he discovers truth and meaning behind the winter season.
Learn more about her other shows by visiting rockthearts.ca/shows.
“I marvel at the way Rock the Arts puts smiles on faces and makes people break out in laughter!”
—International Puppet Festival
“Sarah has boundless energy, talent and charm. She is a force to be reckoned with and I foresee a bright future for her as a family entertainer/puppet presenter.”
—Noreen Young from Under the Umbrella Tree
“Creativity and Puppetry that piques the children’s imagination.”
“The Rock the Arts performers are phenomenal puppeteers, they have a high energy, enthusiasm and an obvious love for the work that they do.”