Work in Process


Joy Haynes Little Chair Projects generates new project materials through process led explorative research and development periods in collaboration with artists, educators and organisations.


The Emotional Space & the Puppet R&D Project (January - May 2018)

In partnership with Norwich Puppet Theatre’s Voice Of The Child project & Norfolk County Council’s Looked After Children’s Team, which included a residency at Teatro Comunale, Italy and was supported by Arts Council England. 

Emotional Space 2 day-long workshops with Looked After Children (April 2018)

The story of Rapunzel was used as foundation from which to explore personal and collective interpretations of ‘family’, juxtaposing traditional concepts with the reality of experience.

Emotional Space 2 weekend CPD opportunities exploring Puppetry as symbolic communication (Feb/April 2018)

Rene Baker’s ‘Bringing the Metaphor to Life’, open to cross-sector participants.

Luca Ronga’s ‘Emotional Space’ drawing on materials from the Emotional Space & the Puppet artist investigation.

The Future

I have been offered a 2 week artist residency at Fossekleiva Kultursenter,
Norway 3rd - 16th February 2020 to develop puppets and scenography for a new one person touring play inspired by the story of Rapunzel.