When is it time to bring in a Puppetry Director?
Have you selected a show for your season that involves puppetry? Perhaps you are producing "Avenue Q" and are waiting for your puppets to arrive with anticipation. Perhaps you have started rehearsals and discovered the puppetry is slightly beyond your vocabulary or experience. It's time to bring in a puppetry coach.
What is a Puppetry Director?
A puppetry director is similar to a choreographer, vocal coach, or fight director.
I spent this weekend in the lovely city of Atlanta! I was working with Phantasmagoria on the Atlanta extension of the troupe - lovely puppetry work! (Thank you to Atlanta Workshop Players for your wonderful hospitality!) And today I am teaching a puppetry workshop at the Center for Puppetry Arts. You can find information about it here: http://www.puppet.org/buy-tickets/2018-19/breath-in-motion-mask-puppetry...
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I am collaborating with Tisse Mallon and the Elar Institute to bring my Mindful Momentum course to Orlando, FL. I would love to see you there!
I've added pictures from my most recent show "CREATION: Births of Mythlogy," performed at Valencia College. It closed yestrday. I'm incredibly proud of my students. I directed the design, but my students truly did the hard work perfecting the designs for the puppets, incorporating their unique artistry in everything the built. I was much more of a guide than a dictator :-)
What a whirlwind 2017 has been so far! Overall, I'm working with a giant handful of creative, brilliant, generous people. I'm incredibly blessed and inspired.