In a creative centre, the puppet master is the driving force and spirit; sometimes described as an engineer of the imagination. Creative spaces need to be permeated by the humanism, enthusiasm and passion of centred professional practitioners; and these practitioners must be rooted in hands-on skill, knowledge, experience and be imbued with a clarity of vision and a spirit of generosity.
If it can be imagined then why can't it be built?
Moreover, the puppet theatre is not merely another genre of the theatre. It is one of the roots as opposed to one of the branches of the theatre where tradition and innovation go hand in hand. As such, the puppet theatre is a distinct art form in its own right with its own history, theory, techniques, specific performance skills, dramaturgy and aesthetics.