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LoiS with Ivan, the signing Siberian Tiger. (A few other puppet friends from her workshop also slipped into the photo.)
Jan 19, 2016
Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) commented on Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS)'s group Out front with my puppet
"Just sorting through all I experienced and brought home from the Great Lakes Regional Festival, the Motown Puppet Blast. Two great workshops and one performance worked well Out Front.  Here's a taste of one: Photo: The Snowflake Man,…"
Jul 28, 2014
Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) posted a blog post

A Month of Puppet Posts

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…See More
Jul 13, 2014
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Benefits for U.S. Puppeteers

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 one…See More
Jun 24, 2014
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Profile Information

Gender
Judy
Location
Southeastern Michigan
Relationship to Puppetry
Full-time Professional Storyteller using puppets to enrich some performances.
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
Roughly 35 yrs. of combining storytelling with work as a children's librarian. The library where I worked for about 25 yrs. had a monthly puppet show, so this got me involved in Detroit Puppeteers Guild.
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
Members of Detroit Puppeteers Guild, especially Daren Dundee as my mentor & Maureen Schiffman as a role model.
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
Remember the Muppet Show? Remember the wild drummer, ANIMAL!?!
More About Me:
Not all of my storytelling involves puppets, but is 1 of many ways I sometimes enrich a program.
My Company/Troupe/Group
Myself & a constantly changing company of puppets
Affiliations/Professional Organizations
Detroit Puppeteers Guild; National Storytelling Network; Youth, Educators, Storytellers (YES!) AssociationNorthlands Storytelling Network; Flint Area Story Tellers; North Oakland County Storytellers; Paint Creek Folklore Society
Website
http://LoiS-sez@LoiS-sez.com
2nd Website
http://www.storytellingresearchlois.com/

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A Month of Puppet Posts

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 7:26pm 0 Comments

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…

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Benefits for U.S. Puppeteers

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 7:02pm 0 Comments

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…

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Comment Wall (16 comments)

At 8:34am on December 13, 2008, Rick Morse said…
Sounds like a great idea, Lois! I sing Jim's praises quite often--he is one of my favorite performers!
At 9:09am on April 26, 2009, David C. Herzog said…
Hi Lois,

I had more fun demonstrating that Ballarina Puppet at Potlatch last year, is that where you got it.? I was goofing around with it at the puppet store and Guy and Christine Thompson sold three of them.
At 9:24am on October 6, 2009, David C. Herzog said…
she's a great little puppet I had lots of fun demonstrating her at last year's Potlatch. Now about Frankenmuth excuse me while I think about Zender's Fried Chicken
At 10:01am on October 7, 2009, Rick Morse said…
You were? Please point me to that thread!
At 6:19pm on January 22, 2010, David Quesal said…
Pleasure to meetcha, Lois! my Macomb is in Illinois about 4 hour car ride south of Chicago. I'm flattered u seen my blog and enjoy my puppet work. ur photos on ur page look pretty entertaining too! a pleasure to know ya!
At 10:53pm on February 10, 2010, David Quesal said…
U R too kind
At 8:49pm on March 2, 2010, David Pitts said…
I have been remiss in making friend requests myself. Thanks for asking me. I'm definitely an 'out front with my puppets' puppeteer.
At 3:42pm on March 28, 2010, Anne Newman said…
Thanks, Lois. I used to do marionette shows for birthday parties and such, years ago. Now I use hand or shadow puppets, and I enjoy using one puppet out front for our library story hours and other group settings.
At 7:03am on May 12, 2010, Paulo Sergio said…
thanks, do not write Spanish or English using the online translator that limits me but this is useful
At 12:59pm on May 12, 2010, Paulo Sergio said…
hi thanks for the observations when I grow up I want to be that neither Jean Henson

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