Puppeteer/Director/Producer/Designer/Builder of puppets.
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
My obsession with The Muppets and Sesame Street had me making and performing my own puppets at a very young age in Chicago...it eventually led to working with Sesame Street, among many other shows, on Television. My exposure to AnimArt's shows, and their generous insight to the business of running a theater (led by David Herzog and Bill Henderson), fueled my interest in live performing. I currently work as a puppeteer/designer for Film, TV, and Theater.
More About Me:
My current ongoing project is "Corduroy Cat," a puppet web series for YouTube. We create original skits and music videos on a regular basis. To see them, subscribe to our channel at http://www.youtube.com/corderopuppets.
This fall, I will be performing as one of three puppeteers in The Met Opera's production of Madama Butterfly, directed by the late Anthony Minghella, and Carolyn Choa.
Your Coduroy Cat is very appealing. I was not aware of the YouTube series, and will look into it when I get a minute. Right now, I am scrambling to get everything right for the fall season, making sure the theater is all neat and freshly painted, repairing a chipped nose here and there, learning to play a new instrument, training a new apprentice, that sort of thing.
Thanks for the compliment on the horse puppet. Mulberry was a preliminary experiment based on an Indonesian puppet I bought, that can carry a rider. He was supposed to be just an animal in the cast of a children's play, but has since been transferred to Petrushka, whose tries to ride him, but falls off. The legs are operated from below. I have since built 4 of other woods, to carry the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Once their riders are finished, they will show up at Puppet Hub.
I checked out your work at YouTube, but cannot subscribe, as I am not a member, and probably will not join until I learn how to put a video up at the site.