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I want to create a few string puppets for street theater ... Already have a skeleton idea, and a song or two that will work.... the need is to go to a shopping mall and busk ... so a "walk on by"…Continue
HI guys, wondering if anyone out there would know how to stabilize the joints for a puppet like Philipe Gentry's version here:…Continue
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What I am up to - Labor Day Parade - my unofficial mascot (Freddie Fling - puppet avatar Oct 2014) joined me in the parade as "bucket shakers" - seeking donations for charity, sadly got rained on which kept the crowds small. Fun barking at people - can do that without mouth movement of my Real Self - and get an interesting reaction from many. Who says puppets need to only talk or sing. Idea from years back at a show for kids where vendors were selling "invisible dogs". Thought, would be so…Continue
It just dawned on me I never mentioned all of the past month of June at my regular blog I specifically had each week's post focus on puppets and related stories. There's a lot about the coming regional festival in Detroit including my workshop, but also stories and even a look at a show in the repertory of the Center for Puppetry Art in Georgia. True to blog format, it posts the most recent 1st, so I'd suggest going back to the start of June. It's at…Continue
This only applies to U.S. puppeteers, but you still may find them a useful online resource if elsewhere. Go to the Freelancers Union site at <https://www.freelancersunion.org/benefits/> and put in your zip code to see what is currently available in your state. I was pleased especially to see a liability insurance is possible. For my area health is listed as "coming soon", while disability, term life, and retirement each have…Continue