Shabby Puppets Reflect Shabby Performers

It is so important to remember that your puppets are investments. How they look reflects on how you look. Proper storage keeps your puppets from getting stained ripped and tattered.

It doesn’t have to Cost a Fortune

Proper storage...

The Man

Edgar Bergen, actually born Edgar John Berrgren, was born in Chicago a first generation Swedish American to Swedish immigrants on Feb. 16, 1903, though he grew up in Michigan.

Edgar started his early years with an aptitude to entertain his friends with mimicry wh...

Can You Use Pinterest to Get Your Name Out There?

In short, HECK YEAH! Pinterest is a great way to get your ministry, non-profit, for profit, club, team, business promoted; and, like your puppet endeavors, it's mostly visual, so it appeals to those looking for your tale...

My First Ventriloquist Instructor

Jimmy  Nelson is the first ventriloquist who put out an actual recorded training series that you could purchase. Years ago, Dick Clark and Ed McMahon had a tv show that was centered around commercials and in one episode, they showed an...

Best Puppet Ever!

In the August 2012 edition of the Pentecostal Evangel, I wrote a two page article on my experience and use of finger ring eye puppets, commonly referred to as Oobi eyes or Peepers.

I have years of experience working with these amazing puppets that usual...

As a performer, even with puppets, you are going to find yourself having to perform off the cuff at times. The ability to perform at the drop of a hat and not have to rely on pre-scripted or pre-performed skits will make you more professional which means more valuable....

What lurks in the Shadows…

One of the most ancient forms of puppetry recorded is that of the shadow puppets. It is also one of the more simpler forms of puppetry.

Hand shadow puppets, in short, is the manipulation of your hands in a way that creates a cast shadow on a wa...

Give Us Some Background

I highly suggest that if you are looking at being professional that you need to brand yourself and the best way to do this in 2019 is with video. My recommendation is to create a vlog or performance channel on youtube or facebook.

With this, to ge...