Founder and puppeteer,
Cathy Lee Keogh Hammond of Armís Length Puppets is fascinated with the many
realms that puppetry can offer. She has been performing with puppets since
1998. Cathy Lee recently won an adjudicator's award for the 2007/2008 Encore
Theatre Series Awards for her puppet making skills for three sheep puppets used
in the production of "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat" produced by Meadowvale Music Theatre.
After seeing Bill Bairdís
goat marionettes showcased in The Sound of Music, Cathy Lee wanted to create
a similar magic. She believes that puppets can communicate to different
people of all ages on many levels.
Cathy Lee is a self-taught
puppeteer. She also studied the art of puppetry with David and Ann Powell of
The Puppetmongers. There, she gained valuable knowledge regarding
puppet-making and understanding the world of puppets. Cathy Lee has been
a member of The Ontario Puppetry Association since 1998.
Over the course of her career, Cathy
Lee has performed for a wide range of clients that include Chapters/Indigo,
The Canadian Cancer Society, Peel Regional Police and Big Brothers/Big
Sisters. She also teaches puppet-making workshops for children from the ages
of 4 to 15. Her workshops include hand puppets,
rod puppets and
shadow puppets. She was also involved with a production for the Comedy
Channel making prototype marionette puppets.
Cathy Lee is very pleased to inspire
laughter and learning through the art of puppetry.