My journey creating and producing puppetry... trials, tribulations, inspiration and contemplation.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

January 2013 Puppet Wrap-Up

Over the past month, I've had the opportunity to create some new puppets for others and continued with bookings for Helping Drew while launching my next show Welcome Park.
The winner of the raffle that I donated chose a female puppet in fuchsia. This is her above in her pretty little bow. In attempts to thin out some of the excess material storage I had, I created another little friendly monster guy below. He is up for adoption over at etsy
Helping Drew started back up January 10 here in New York with local performances in the Hudson Valley and up to Clifton Park [near Albany]. The audiences have been fantastic and the students have been so responsive and excited to ask questions at the end during the Q&A. While the frigid weather has dropped into the teens and 20s, it's the best kind of warmth you can ask for. Next up are more local bookings and traveling to Brooklyn and Long Island with Helping Drew.

I had the pleasure of traveling to Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline, MA on the 21st to sit in on a puppet making master class led by Jonathan Little. Jonathan is a wonderful builder and performer and this video on his talents is one of my favorites. You can tell, he's a great guy to learn from.

I'm working on getting my next show Welcome Park produced for summer bookings in the local libraries and other possible summer children's programs. I will have a 15-minute preview of the show to perform for the local library system showcase on February 22. Production gears are in overdrive.

1 comment:

dmanleysr said...

Go sweetie!!! You're an awesome person!!!!