Indiana ( don't laugh... someone has to live here.)
Relationship to Puppetry
Close. Occasional separations. Lots of strings attached. No fear of foam.
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
My older sister loved musicals. She always got to be the lead(s) I had to be everybody else. It's easier with puppets.
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
I dunno... I guess whoever is performing right now... provided they are up for tea and conversation after.
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
complex and black light reactive.
More About Me:
Occasionally I find myself leading a parade or working in the shadows. Video production and academic stuff happens to me and I have written a few grants, occasionally they get funded. I teach on these topics: marionette basics, puppetry with people with disabilities, puppet and regular theatre collaboration, black light production.
Klingel-Engle Puppets and Hamster Press. Our website is substantially more there now. You can actually buy some puppets and stuffies from us as well as games. Right now, the puppets for sale are your basic gift shop items, but more items will be added as we go. I hope to sell a few of my own items there.
I am P of A guild Pres for Indiana as everyone else took one step back when the position was available..... I manage the Indiana Puppetry Forum elist. I am Vice-President of a tiny non-profit called Back to Basics. I am the Motivational Manager for Hamster Press a small game publishing company/ puppet retailer my husband operates out of our garage of wonders.