I’ll be honest. I usually like to take my time when I am building a show, but sometimes things just come together fast. For the past several weeks, I have been working on a puppet adaptation of the story “The Gingerbread Man” for preschoolers. It’s a table-top show with rod puppets and object puppets. Some […]
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May all your SCREAMS come true!
Halloween approaches, and that means one thing: making a cool costume for my eight-year-old. I’m under a bit of pressure. She knows I can make stuff. She has expectations. The hard part, for me, is balancing my perfectionist tendencies with creative work and my need to not spend 40-hours devoted to creating a work-of-art that […]
Rube Goldberg was well-known for his intricate drawings of machines that would do the most mundane tasks in the most outlandish way possible. Each year, students from all over the world now participate in “Rube Goldberg Machine Contests,” and create machines that are designed to do a specific task — this year, it is “Open […]
I’m pretty excited about something. It’s The Naked Puppet Exhibit developed by the Fettig Project and premiering at The National Puppetry Festival in exactly four weeks. Wow. No, I really mean it — WOW! There will be puppets and puppet mechanisms in the display that you can TOUCH, hold, manipulate, fondle, photograph, or whatever. As […]
Hooray for finishing things! We have been working on this website for much longer than I care to admit. I am sure there are some bugs that still need to be worked out, but it feels so good to be at this point! I have to say THANK YOU to Heather Topich, our touring coordinator […]
What a day! A rainy, dreary day, by all accounts, except that we were indoors performing at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for their Family Fun Day. We had a great audience: they were ready to have fun and interact. They even laughed at all our bad jokes. But the best part of the […]