You Thought You Learned It All?

You are probably asking why this is popping up now and why I didn’t add it to the earlier post on Puppetry Basics or; the reason is because if you master the basics, you have the foundation for starting a good puppet team. Plus, if you ha...

Now that you have the basics of your team on paper and you have your team in place, we need to discuss a few things that will make or break this newly birthed team.

Practice

It is vital that you have a weekly practice time. This is the only way to effectively work on pro...

"One of the benefits of puppetry is that a shy person can perform to the utmost of their ability..."

June 24, 2018

Now that we have discussed all of the basics and got those out of the way, there is a chance that some of you are wanting to move to the next level and develop a team. If not, that’s alright. Keep reading to ge an idea of what is involved anyway, because, if you are go...

May 19, 2018

What are conversion puppets.

Conversion puppets are puppets that are generally converted from stuffed animals. Sometimes the quality is better than purchased puppets. If you are on a budget, don’t mind putting in the extra work it takes to convert these stuffed animals,...

May 12, 2018

Believable Actions and Interactions

Again, I stress, if it is intentional and fits into the script as a viable action, then it is not wrong, but if done out of character or unintentionally, it is not professional and needs to be worked on.

This is the last of the five ba...

April 28, 2018

Keeping Steady

Keeping your puppet at a steady height while on stage is important to the believability that the puppet is real and there is a floor under him/her/it. It is totally unnatural for a puppet to move up and down while on stage; unless he or she is doing squat...

April 21, 2018

Getting On Stage

The second most important basic to get under your belt in order to look professional and create that suspension of disbelief that your audience wants to give to your performance in how your puppet enters and exits the stage/scene.

The Entrance

There are s...

April 7, 2018

A Quick History Lesson

You will find that the general definition of a puppet is that of:

“An inanimate object being manipulated in order to create the illusion of life.”

The history of puppetry is long and somewhat obscure. While today they are widely considered to be ent...

April 2, 2018

“If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others...”

                                                                       -Tryon Edwards...

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