Puppetry

Caught by the Camera — European puppetry pioneer Richard Teschner

This is circulating in the puppetry community because it catches rare footage of Richard Teschner performing.  According to Bil Baird’s The Art of the Puppet, “In 1911, an event occurred that had a profound effect on a large segment of popular puppetry. Richard Teschner of Vienna and his new wife traveled to Holland on their honeymoon, and there …

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We Almost Didn’t Have the Muppets: Four Alternate Points in Jim Henson’s Life | Tor.com

As part of Muppet Week at Tor.com, I talk about the impact that Jim Henson had on modern puppetry. Here’s a teaser. Let me be clear, before we start, that I’m about to geek out on puppetry. Jim Henson is why I’m a professional puppeteer today, even though I never met him. Like many puppeteers, …

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I am in NYC

I caught a redeye from Salt Lake City to NYC where I will be until Friday morning. Why? Because I’m clearly insane. In all seriousness, I have an audition tomorrow. For the Met. I’ve been called back for a show I auditioned for four years ago. You can read about that audition and I’ll tell …

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Disappearing blood recipe

A couple of years ago, I worked on a show called That Pretty, Pretty, which involved vast quantities of blood.  The problem was that the blood needed to spray the walls and then disappear by the next scene. I figure with Halloween just around the corner, that people might want another trick up their sleeve. …

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