Friday, October 2, 2015

Howlround Series on Puppetry

Our friends at HowlRound recently ran an in-depth series on several different aspects of Puppetry and Puppet Performance. With our upcoming 2015 La MaMa Puppet Series that includes World Premieres by Tom Lee and Koryu Nishikawa V, Ibex Puppetry (Heather Henson & Ty Defoe), Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company and Maiko Kikuchi we wanted to share these great articles.

One Thirty-Second of an Inch to the Left: A Measured Look at Puppet Building 
by Matthew Laird
Puppet builder Matthew Laird discusses the joys and challenges of crafting puppets for live performance.

Puppetry: Theatre or Television 
by Pam Arciero
Pam Arciero, Oscar the Grouch's girlfriend Grundgetta Grouch, considers the differences between being a puppeteer on television and on stage.

Puppetry for the Modern Shaman 
by James Godwin
Puppeteer James Godwin explores the philosophical and spiritual implications of puppetry.

Why Puppetry? Musings of a Solo Puppet Artist 
by Marsian De Lellis
Solo puppet artist Marsian De Lellis discusses his inspiration and process for creating object/puppet 

Puppetry, the Insular Art That Takes a Village 
by Jean Marie Keevins
Puppeteer Jean Marie Keevins reports on 2015 National Puppetry Conference and the Puppeteers of America National Puppetry Festival.

The 2015 La MaMa Puppet Series runs November 5 - 29, 2015, all all of the La MaMa venues. Discount Packages available for people who want to see multiple shows.