Thank you for responding to my question. The video is on youtube but we would probably send you a DVD if thats OK. The video runs about 10 minutes, but if that is to long we have others much shorter. The video is my husband version of Star…"
"Hey Michelle, I just got an email from Mark regarding submitting a puppet video to be shown at the festival this summer. That should be fine, provided that it's not too long. Is this something I can download, or do you need to send me a…"
I am a performer, writer, designer and director. I am also a fantastic audience member!
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
When I was cast as a puppeteer in an experimental performance piece for adults in Hawaii. Once I got hooked, however, I realized that I had always loved puppetry, having been an avid fan of Sesame St. and the Muppets as a child, I had just forgotten.
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
Super Grover, for his fallibility, and his great skill in making my daughter giggle!
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
not worried about saving for Retirement.
More About Me:
I am originally from Wellesley, MA and earned my B.S. in Acting at Syracuse University, before moving to Hawaii and discovering puppetry. From there, I moved back East to earn a MA in Puppet Arts from the University of Connecticut. I have puppeteered for Walt Disney World, Nickelodeon Studios, MicheLee Puppets and began Curious Moon Puppet Theatre with Evy Berman, upon moving to Atlanta. I am married, with two kids, a 5 year old boy and a 19 month old girl. Oh, and I like to knit.
I am a Resident Puppeteer at the Center For Puppetry Arts in Atlanta.
Ad Sales Representative for Puppetry International, the publication of UNIMA-USA.
Artistic Director for the 2009 National Festival of the Puppeteers of America.
Hey, I've been knitting too! Of course, I'm better at starting projects than finishing them. Also, I'm surprisingly inept at holding the needles and moving them at the same time, considering I'm (theoretically) a trained puppeteer.