Puppeteer: Mika Laulainen

Mika Laulainen is a theatre maker based out of Vancouver, BC. She holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Victoria with a specialization in Direction, and has trained with The Old Trout Puppet Workshop at the Banff Puppet Intensive and Emmanuelle Delpech of Pig Iron Theatre Company. She is a director, playwright, puppeteer, and producer of theatre with an emphasis on devised and ensemble based creation. Past work includes her plays WILD/SOCIETY (CAFF 2016) and Runaway (Theatre SKAM 2015), direction for Kolejka, a devised puppet play (rEvolver 2016) and Simon Stephens’ Pornography (Dramatic Works Series 2015), and puppeteering in Somebody Loves You, Mr Hatch (Axis Theatre 2016).

Dido and Aeneas: the Puppet Version (2017). Photo by Michelle Doherty from Diamond’s Edge Photography