Dowtcha Puppets mission is to:
- Produce original, high quality puppet shows, visual theatre, street theatre, workshops and courses.
- Promote the art form of puppetry for children and adults.
- Explore the potential of puppetry and visual theatre.
- Establish Cork as a centre for excellence in puppetry and street theatre.
- Expand and develop an audience for puppetry.
- Collaborate with educators to make relevant, stimulating, entertaining live shows for children.
- Provide employment and develop the professional skills of puppetry and theatre workers.
- Find new ways and places for audiences to experience and enjoy puppetry.
Dowtcha Commercial (formerly known as Dolliver Design) is a design and production facility based in the Marina Commercial Park in Cork city.
We provide design, manufacture and installation services, based on traditional fine arts skills.
These services include; model making, props making, poly carving, promotional work, gallery and exhibition services, puppet making, and design for theatre.
We are continually evolving and our next objective is to add a commercial stop motion animation service.
We specialise in polyethylene foam shells for giant lightweight figures and masks.