Thursday, January 31, 2008

Kids Expo

Kids expo this Sat Feb 2nd come early before all the puppets disappear.

Get all the info here ---->

Hope to see ya there

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Avenue Q and Rick Lyon

On Sunday Stephen and Myself got to attend an amazing lecture with the people who made Avenue Q. There was lots of great information throughout the lecture talking about the process and how happy they are that it has so much popularity. I always love stories of determination, that is what Avenue Q is they kept plugging their idea and kept pushing till the did it right. The true gem though was hearing all the stuff about the puppets. Rick spoke about the design process, his goals with the characters, color schemes, the different styles of puppeteering, etc..
It was also amazing to see him put on some of the puppets and bring them to life. Rick if you don't know also worked on Sesame Street for 15 years, built and performed puppets for Crank Yankers, as well as building and performing puppets for a tony award winning Broadway show.

After the lecture a truly amazing thing happened we had the opportunity to meet Rick Lyon and have a little conversation with him one on one. It was awesome he was really nice and gave us a lot of encouragement about what we are doing. He stressed that we should perform any time we get the chance whether it be for free, $5, or whatever. He also told us it is not about who you know its who knows you. This was an amazing conversation and experience for me. I'm sure I will be floating on cloud nine for a while because of this experience.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Performance review of slams

We had yet another busy weekend doing some live performances. Friday we went down to the Perishable Theater and performed Prinderella for everyone. But, were really happy to see all the other performers. We saw an amazing dancing peacock by Carole Simms D'agostino. Two performances by Sarah Frechette's marionettes, Seamos(who looked a lot like Evan O' Television) Emmy and Kirk performed War bride for everyone, and an amazing video piece as well.

Saturday we went to the Brookline Puppet Showplace for yet another amazing night of puppetry. We performed The Puppet Duel and everyone truly enjoyed it. We also loved seeing everyone's performances. Evan was there as well do his piece on the writers strike. Sarah performed with wally and Did an amazing shadow piece titled haunted projectile with the carrionettes. Paul Vincent Davis did his piece Battle of the Sexes. Julio Robles performed with his puppet Freddy. Puppet Jake was there with a wild tale about alternagirl. Dan Butterworth performed his new shadow piece. Z and Chad did there great toy theater puppet show about the history of jello. Emmy and Kirk performed once again as well as Carole's dancing peacock. There was so much to take in what a night. The place was sold out and everyone got one hell of a show for there buck. Next puppet slam is in March stay tuned for more info.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

audience participation

Anita at has written this great article about audience participation

read it here:

Also if you are in the general area of Boston check out some live performance from us at

The BFaT show in Providence Jan 18th 10pm
or the Brookline Puppet Showplace Theater Jan 19th 8Pm

we will be doing different stuff both days so feel to come to both if you want.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Busy and productive weekend

Stephen and myself were very busy this weekend. We worked very hard on making puppets this weekend and I'm very pleased with all the puppets we made.

Stephen installed and setup our puppet piece at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. It Looks great and will be on display till the end of the month.

We also attended our Boston Area Guild of Puppetry meeting or otherwise known as BAGOP on Sunday it was nice. The discussion was on quick and easy stages. Some of the highlights were Paul's hat stage, shadow box carry case, and a really cool toy theater with a 3-d cutout scenery. There was a show and tell section with some beautiful puppets, we showed off our very own Mogre the Ogre. There was some discussion of the day of puppetry coming up and the regional festival at maryland. I guess all the info on that is at or so we were told over and over again.

Coming up very Soon BFaT at Providence Jan 18th 10 pm, Brookline puppet slam Jan 19th 8pm, and the kids expo in Worcester.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

work work work

Expect to see a bunch of new photos soon. We will be building puppets this weekend and finishing several of them. Robot, monsters, and aliens oh my!!!

We are going to take some photos in the process to help future generations of puppet builders.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


We have been doing a lot of Improv and working hard at it and I thought I would share some of this info with everyone.

Here is another gem

I like rule number 20 on this one

And last but not least here is a plethora of info

I hope you enjoy these

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

One busy month

Hey everyone,

So I wanted to post and let everyone know that it is one busy month here. But, don't worry that is a good thing.  Currently we have a piece in an art gallery at the Museum School of Fine Arts. We will be performing at the brookline puppet showplace theater on Jan 19th.  Last but not least we will be at the first annual kids expo in Worcester on Feb 2nd.  For lots of the month we will be prepping and performing and enjoying being puppeteers.  We will try and keep everyone up to date with what is going on.