Below are a list of issues that were raised during the evening, where they are highlighted means that a report has been typed up against it.
1. Puppetry: What are its unique offers to the theatre?
2. What are puppet theatre buildings for?
3. What is a Puppeteer?
4. Puppets are just for kids aren't they?
5. Are objects more honest than puppets?
6. How do we convince venues that adult puppetry is worthwhile to be programmed?
7. Considering the nature of puppets, can they ever truly consent to a lewd act? Or are puppets funny?
8. If you know the conditions in which your ideas arise, would you be interested in sharing in recreating it, and seeing if more people can make it bigger?
9. Has anyone (intentionally) set a puppet on fire?
10. Can the Puppet and the actor share the stage equally within the duration of a performance?
11. The dramatic potential of materials that transform. i.e. Puppets on Stage
12. Why is puppetry experiencing a surge of interest?
13. Most unsophisticated people are scared of puppet- why?
14. How do puppets tickle the unconscious?
15. Are puppets just used to tell a story?
16. Has Puppetry become an academic subject? How do we ensure the live art form continues to develop?
17. Is it all about the puppets?
18. Should the discipline of puppetry be a part of all drama school training?
19. Modes of survival: how to survive without the arts council a a puppeteer?
20. Can we find new relations between puppets and puppeteers?
21. Why making an object alive when it is also dead?
22. Is there hope for new puppetry companies to create a sustainable future for themselves?