About the Instructor
Lily Lamberta is a professional puppeteer and Director/Founder of All the Saints Theater Company, Richmond’s famous political puppeteer parade makers. Lily founded Richmond’s Halloween Parade with the first action of All the Saints’ on October 31st, 2006. Lily uses paper-mache, cardboard, bamboo and fabric to make larger than life puppets ranging from 8 to 20 feet. Lily uses collaborative art and theater to story tell whether using Ancient pageant style street puppetry or in house theater with extravagant costumes and handmade paper-mache masks. Lily has been performing with Bread & Puppet Theater since 2001 performing and making puppets in 5 countries. Featured in the inaugural show at Richmond’s ICA, Lily’s work, “Our Waters will Rise” was a 30 by 30 ft papermache sculpture and political stand against pipelines and direct commentary on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Lily loves sharing how to make strong paper-mache street ready puppets from all recycled and harvested materials. This way of making art is radical in nature and we celebrate this!