It’s a LOT of work trying to resuscitate a blog when you’ve allowed time to pass without posting anything. I am so excited about my upcoming trip to Germany, though, and am doing some fabulous prep work to get ready for it. I wanted to be sure to document everything. In my work, I’ve paid […]
I had such a great time sharing my Puppetry 101: Thinking Outside the Socks workshop with teachers at Collegiate in Richmond, VA. We explored rod puppets, shadow puppets, hand puppets, marionettes, and object puppets. We had such a great time and could’ve easily kept going for several more days, I think! Read more about the […]
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 […]
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 […]