I met Kristi Ann Holt and her daughter yesterday on a Puppet/Fleece exchange 🙂 Kristi has her own studio –Anarkiti and builds amazing hand crafted puppets. It was a joy to chat and exchange horror/fun stories of puppet building.
Terry Angus recently posted a video I’ve never seen before. In 1989 both Terry and Jim Henson made an appearance on a show called “From The Heart: International Very Special Arts” It showcased people who had different disabilities that had very special talents. The opening of the show has Jim Henson come out and talk about […]
Here is Howie and Baboo with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield! I build Howie and Baboo for a new show by Little Engine Moving Pictures and Sinking Ship Entertainment called “Now You Know”. This picture was taken by Giordano Ciampini during an episode called “How do Astronauts Float in Space?” Howie and Baboo were puppeteered by Frank Meschkuleit […]
Here is a short little video on Braden Griffiths- Puppet Builder and Actor.
I was surprised to find Muppet fan Christo Graham from Lennoxville, Québec produced a Muppet musical based on the Broadway hit Jesus Christ Superstar. I’m pretty certain Christo hasn’t gotten the proper permission from Disney, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber to release this for sale to the public…so I recommend downloading it before the […]
I happen to be skimming through Youtube and accidentally found this audio interview of Mr. Dressup’s Casey & Finnegan (Judith Lawrence) visit with Jenny Brown on Hornby Island Radio 96.5 CHFR Dated May 29, 2012. Mr. Dressup aired every weekday morning, and each day Mr. Dressup (Ernie Coombs) would lead children through a series of […]
Here’s some Taiwanese puppetry footage that Andrew at PuppetVision shot for his new documentary PuppetVision: The Movie. For more information about the Taiwanese puppeteers in the video check out PuppetVision: https://puppetvision.info/2011/12/puppetvision-the-movie-update-2.html
All during 2011- Unraku (located in Toronto, Ontario) will be hosting “One Night Slam” an ongoing series of puppet slams! This trend of adult entertainment will be held at different locations throughout Toronto and the greater Toronto area. The first One Night Slam takes place this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and will include work by The Bricoteer Puppetry […]
Winnipeg’s Third Annual Puppet Slam event is happening at the Gas Station Theatre on January 31. Heather Henson performed at Winnipeg’s first puppet slam in July, making the show a huge hit and encouraging local performers to put on a puppet slam — a variety show for adults where various artists perform various puppet works. This […]
Brendan James Boyd started a Vancouver puppet troupe who hosts an adult puppet show called “Rear Entry:Improvised Puppet Show”. Brendan explains the troupes focus… “It’s a little different from other puppet Improv shows because instead of a series of short skits we use puppet characters do a full improvised long form play. It’s been really neat so far, and it’s getting […]