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...

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 14, 2018

The Fundamentals of Puppetry

The goal of any puppeteer is to make the puppet look as natural as possible so that the message can be projected without distractions. A puppet that makes unnatural gestures or movements will draw the audience’s attention away from what’s be...

April 2, 2018

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