"Well I can't make any more excuses, I have to get to work and build Betty, The Jingle Dress Dancer. Even though I don't have a sewing machine with me, long story, I will be building her all by hand like some of my first marionettes. So far…"
"Hi Bobbi C,
I guess if you had 20 puppeteers answer you, you would have 25 answers. Personally, when I was performing puppet shows, I wrote most of my script. I have also took time and cut and pasted voices from cd's and…"
"I started working on this and it was looking good. I showed it to my wife and she said it was too small. I disagreed and proved her right. After a quick addition to the head I realized the small head looked better, but too small. So, now I do not…"
I have enjoyed puppetry since I was a kid, marionette shows in school and puppet shows at the parks I worked at with my family. It became more than a kid thing when I started watching Jim Henson and The Great Favog (?) on Saturday Night Live. Puppetry became a job when I toured with a show in 1976. I trained myself by watching Sesame Street and it became a passion while I was working with The Trotter Brothers in 1978.
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
Grover from Sesame Street was one of my favorites for a long time and then I started working with Windell P. Snodgrasz.
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
I like Clifford from The Muppet Show. He is the first puppet I know of that has my given name but I think I would like to be ...
More About Me:
I have been active with puppetry since 1976 while performing hand puppets and body puppets for Phillip Morris. I learned how to work marionettes while with the Trotter Brothers in 1978. I learned how to build and make patterns from Betty Lehnus of the Trotters. I started out as puppeteer that did ventriloquism and now I am a ventriloquist that does puppetry.