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...

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....

Wait, What?

I thought this blog was about puppets and puppetry related! Why are you doing a post on Phil Vischer?

Yes, Phillip Vischer is mostly known for his animation, but he is a great puppeteer in his own right. American animator, puppeteer, writer, voice actor and s...

Not Just for Stages

Vietnamese water puppetry's stage (Photo: hanoicitybreaks)

Water puppetry is one of major styles of Vietnamese culture and art, which shows the creativity of the people; being that they used their environment as the mainstay of Vietnam was the wet-ric...

Is Puppetry a Dying Art?

Puppetry is still alive and well (sorry if the title sounds a little click baity). Puppetry is one of those art forms that ebbs and flows, but always has a place to land. With newbies coming in such as Darci Lynn Farmer, a new revitalization in...

Create the Professional

Sometimes the first impression that you will give to prospective event planners, financial supporters and possible new recruits is going to be a video presentation that shows off your abilities.

Too often, especially with ministry team videos, the...