Puppetry Theory

Warhorse: The Puppeteers Speak

Warhorse: The Puppeteers Speak

Several months ago I had the privilege of attending a great event in New York called Warhorse: The Puppeteers Speak, a panel discussion about contemporary puppetry with Handspring Puppet Company co-founders Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, South African poet, author and scholar Yvette Christiansë and American puppeteer Dan Hurlin. Read more →

Choreographing Breath and Thought

Choreographing Breath and Thought

I have a unified theory of puppet performance that I’ve taken to calling “Six Principles of Great Puppetry”. It’s been slowly simmering in my brain for at least as long as I’ve been writing this blog. The UK’s National Theatre recently produced a pair of interesting videos that deal with two of those elements, which I think are especially important and often under-utilized by puppeteers. Read more →

Ernie Muppet replica

About selling replica puppets

Lots of Muppet fans like to make their own Muppets as a hobby and many talented puppet builders got started building their very own Kermit the Frog. While there’s nothing wrong with doing that for yourself, unfortunately there’s a booming and very profitable trade in film and T.V. prop replicas on the internet and a small number of replica builders… Read more →