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David M
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  • Newburgh, NY
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Gender
Punch
Location
Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
Relationship to Puppetry
Puppeteer, Fan, Learning to build
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
Sesame Street
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
Jim Henson
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
Scooter
More About Me:
Enchanted by the Muppets at an early age, I eventually honed my acting chops in local theater. In 2006, surfing the internet for Muppet and puppet information rekindled my passion for puppetry. I'm looking forward to using everything I've learned to further my puppetry pursuits.
My Company/Troupe/Group
...to come
Affiliations/Professional Organizations
Puppeteers of America
Website
http://puppetmuse.blogspot.com
2nd Website
http://upinarms.biz

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New Puppet Weekend in Beacon NY holding Auditions

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 7:46pm 0 Comments

Hi All

 

I just added an event for July for auditions for a puppet slam in a new theatre space in Beacon, NY. Beacon is a small, quaint artist town about 60 miles North of Manhattan and is convenient to CT as well as NJ, just a few miles from the NY State Thruway and right off interstate 84.

 

Check the event notice here:…

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New puppet show on bullying needs help

Posted on June 3, 2011 at 11:28am 0 Comments

I'm trying to reach as many people as quickly as possible to get the word out as I'm very passionate about this project. "Helping Drew" is an original puppet musical that deals with the subject of bullying. I'm producing this show and it will be available for K-5 elementary school assemblies by this September.



One last piece of the puzzle is to get it professionally recorded. While school budgets continue to be drastically cut, this will enable us to maintain a discounted cost to…

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All Hands On Deck....

Posted on March 11, 2011 at 9:50pm 0 Comments

On March 2 - added a new post to the Puppet Muse blog just about working with some favorite puppet materials and working on my latest creation - Lee. Enjoy!

 

http://puppetmuse.blogspot.com/2011/03/all-hands-on-deck.html

Michael Earl television puppetry workshop

Posted on January 9, 2010 at 10:50pm 0 Comments

Did a brief review of the Michael Earl workshop I took on Jan. 8, 2010 in NYC. Upcoming dates planned in NY, SF, Chicago and Atlanta. Check him out if you can! Blog post here: http://puppetmuse.blogspot.com/2010/01/michael-earl-television-puppetry.html

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New Puppets

Posted on January 11, 2009 at 7:52pm 0 Comments

I had some issue with my last puppet Gustavo because I didn't like my stitching on his mouth. I went back and covered over the stitching with a new mouth plate - added the tongue and I was good. I worked on my next puppet Geraldine over the last 2 weekends and completed her today. Her shirt may change. I wanted something that matched the girly look of the tutu but, settled for this little sweatshirt because it was only a dollar at Target.…



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Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 12:14am on December 7, 2008, Michelle said…
Hi David
Welcome to the hub. Wea are based up in schenectady and tour throughout your area, perhaps you have seen one of our shows. Loved your puppet he looks great.
Again welcome to the hub and it's always great to meet other local puppeteers.

Michelle & Mark
The Puppet People
At 10:00am on December 7, 2008, Michelle said…
Hey David;
Just to let you know we will be performing our show A Christmas Carol at the Rhinebeck Performing Arts Cener on Saturday Dec 20th at 11:00 am. Also if you go to our website we have our public perfromance schedule listed so hopefully at some time we will be able to meet up.
Mark & Michelle
The Puppet people
At 10:32am on December 7, 2008, Philip Hatter said…
Thanks, David. I appreciate that.
At 2:48pm on January 22, 2009, Justin said…
Hey thanks for the comments the eyes are actually made from a racket ball cut in half. I think the "odd shape comes from the way I made the eyelids. I actually thought i had messed them up but I turned the eyes a bit and realized that they looked okay the way they were. I am using project puppet patterns....the mouse body is made from the mostro pattern and the arms are the simple series arms with the forma series hands. I also shrunk them on my copy machine. The head was made from a scooter pattern i found online. I had to enlarge the original pattern I found and then create a mouthplate that would work. Im still experimenting ....trying to really figure out how to make my own patterns.
At 10:05pm on January 8, 2010, Justin said…
Hey man.. good meeting you today. Stay in touch
At 11:08pm on January 9, 2010, Julio and Freddy said…
good meeting you too. my arms are still tired
At 11:06am on January 24, 2010, Michelle said…
Hey David;
Thanks for the kind words about us and our studio. Please let us know when you will be up here, It would be fun to get together and talk shop.
At 10:17am on January 25, 2010, Michelle said…
Hey David;
We are based in Schenectady. Our orkshop is downtown next to Proctors. Please let us know when yopu are around.

The Puppet People
At 11:07pm on January 29, 2010, Nate Brown said…
hey man love your puppets also thanks for joining my group

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