PoPS First 2022 Meeting

headshot of Kat Pleviak
Kat Pleviak

About the Presenter:

Kat Pleviak has been a professional puppeteer and member of the Puppeteers of America since 2002. She has an MFA in Youth Theatre and Puppetry from the University of Hawaii Manoa (2009) and is the founder and Artistic Director of Sea Beast Puppet Company in Chicago. She currently serves the Puppeteers of America as the membership officer and is Vice President of the Chicago Puppetry Guild. She has been published multiple times in Puppetry Journal and her work has been showcased many times in print including as a featured artist in Puppetry International’s issue of “40 under 40.”

Equipment List:

If you have yoga equipment: a mat, bolster, strap, and 2 or more bricks.

If you do not have yoga equipment: 3-6 pillows or couch cushions, a selection of towels or blankets, and a clean and comfortable place to lay on the floor. 


This class is a great way to start the day and an even better way to end it

Start the year off right: visit with your friendly neighborhood puppetry guild and enjoy a workshop in “Self-Care for the Puppeteer” from Kat Pleviak of Sea Beast Puppet Company.

When: Wednesday February 2 @ 7pm
Where: Online

RSVP: Everyone must RSVP to attend and will receive the meeting link via email approximately 48 hours in advance.

How to RSVP:

  1. Renew your PoPS Membership for 2022 or become a new member online to enjoy a year of workshops and other benefits.
  2. If you are a non-member, donate the $8 meeting fee with PayPal
  3. Non-members may pay by check: email PoPSPres at gmail dot com for details.

About the Workshop:

This 101 level class combines a series of simple stretches, self-massage, restorative yoga poses, and optional aromatherapy designed to battle the physical pains and mental stress that can build up in our daily lives.

Inspired by the increase in sedentary activities and the importance body maintenance holds to puppeteers, this class will focus on alleviating common strains and tension that develop from excessive sitting and screen time. Gift yourself a moment of relief by quieting the mind and creating room for relaxation.  

Participation is welcomed but not required. Attendees should only try activities that feel physically comfortable and do so at their own risk. 

Published by Marianne Le

I'm a college librarian and dabble in puppetry. Nettle (my profile picture and creation) enjoys reading and singing with preschoolers as well as annoying my colleagues.

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