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Westpuppets
  • 52, Male
  • Orlando, Florida
  • United States
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Westpuppets's Discussions

Glove Puppets vs Rod Puppets?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Menke Jul 31, 2009. 3 Replies

Glue stick insanity!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Creaturiste Jan 21, 2009. 10 Replies

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"Is anyone looking for a puppet builder to make good quality puppets for any christian shows?  I like the idea of puppets I make to be used to teach morals to children."
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Profile Information

Gender
Punch
Location
Orlando, Florida
Relationship to Puppetry
I perform traveling, one man, marionette shows; usually for charity or for my school. I attempt to do it all; write, build, voice, sing, and perform.
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
The New Howdy Doody Show, Sesame Street, Mister Rogers and Captain Kangaroo.
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
Puppet building=Tom Blasco
Script Writing=Amy Strickland
Puppeteering=James and Jamie Donmoyer
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
Made of plastic wood.
More About Me:
Retired Firefighter from Nashville Tennessee, now a Special Education Teacher in Orlando Florida.
My Company/Troupe/Group
Westpuppets
Affiliations/Professional Organizations
Puppets on Hand
City of Orlando Puppetroupe
Puppeteers of America
Website
http://www.westpuppets.com

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Comment Wall (42 comments)

At 2:39pm on April 13, 2008, Amyguru said…
It's Super Freak, but it's played with a theramin and a reed from something called a "Giggle" stick...all done by our puppet builder Jason Von Hinesmeyer
At 9:38pm on April 13, 2008, spinsterdesigns said…
I like your knight big fan of medieval times :)
At 9:39pm on April 13, 2008, spinsterdesigns said…
yes I do live in orlando.....and I was at the art gallery and I saw the worm act it was very funny..thank you for the comment about my frog, he is a prince ambrose imposter he was a puppet for the once upon a time contest on projectpuppet.com I had made the top 10...his name is herbert.... I would love to get to know more puppet people let me know and I will be there....
natalie :) Delete Comment
At 9:53pm on April 13, 2008, Bob Nathanson said…
Hi John,
Nice to hear from you. When I was a member of the Antarctic Puppet Guild, I never noticed you at any meetings. Are you planning on coming to Puppet Gumbo in Savannah in June? Elise and I will be there.
At 12:36am on April 14, 2008, Jan King said…
Hi,
Thanks for comment about The Appraisal. Based on part of my life.
Best wishes,
Jan
At 5:42pm on April 17, 2008, Bob Nathanson said…
Hi Jim,
Your puppets ARE cool! You should come to Savannah. It will be fun, and if you do, you can buy my book there and save shipping. I'll be doing a humor writing workshop in Savannah. Check out my blog and website at Bobseyeview.com (and leave a comment on the blog)
At 1:20pm on April 19, 2008, spinsterdesigns said…
yes i will be there thanx for asking :)
At 8:41pm on April 19, 2008, Amyguru said…
Unfortunately not...will be doing shows during the festival at the Center.
At 11:23am on April 20, 2008, londonken said…
What agreat set of puppets. Good on you
At 6:59pm on April 22, 2008, spinsterdesigns said…
No, I won't be doing anything I don't like doing things by myself...don't be nervous no one knows what you are doing so how are they going to know if you make a mistake...I have never seen a fellow puppeteer make fun of someone else’s work…everyone is very supportive...good luck memorizing :)
natalie

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