http://www.UnderThePuppet.com– In this Under The Puppet episode, Allan Trautman returns to discuss his first trip to the Eugene O’Neill National Puppetry Conference.  We talk about the project Allan worked on while there and also the nuts and bolts of the Conference like accommodations and food!  This is a great primer for folks who want to know more.…

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Under The Puppet – LIVE at the 2019 National Puppetry Festival with Special Guest Trace Beaulieu of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Friday, July 19, 2019 – 7PMCoffman Theatre, Coffman Student Union300 Washington Ave SEMinneapolis, MN 55455GET TICKETS NOW – https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4258987 Join host Grant Baciocco for a special LIVE recording of Under the Puppet Podcast at the…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com– This episode my guest is Kathy Mullen.  Kathy worked on The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie, puppeteered Yoda in Empire Strikes Back with Fank Oz, Kira in Dark Crystal, Mokey on Fraggle Rock and much more. I talk to her about her career and her work now using puppetry to change the world with No Strings Productions.…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com– In this Under The Puppet episode, I talk to puppeteer Jennifer Himesabout the Xperimental Puppetry Theater Program at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta.  Jennifer participated in the 2019 XPT Program and we chat about her experience working on her project, Dragonfire. CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS XPT PROGRAM:VIDEO OVERVIEW – https://vimeo.com/2667454052020 PROGRAM – http://www.puppet.org/programs/adults-teens/ CONNECT WITH JENNIFER:WEBSITE – www.purlicuemagic.comINSTAGRAM…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com– This month I welcome Jamie Shannon to the show.  He is the creator of Mr. Meaty, Nanalan, The Grogs and more. We talk about his beginnings, his work with Nickelodeon, his puppet short Rasputin and much more. CONNECT WITH JAMIE:WEBSITE – https://jamieshannon.caTWITTER – https://twitter.com/jshannoniganYOUTUBE – https://www.youtube.com/user/BigguppyINSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/jshananana/ DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:The Grogs – https://youtu.be/VRFheE8KcmIBig and Small – https://youtu.be/Olb7exCSbnc CONNECT WITH THE…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com– This is the first in a series of short episodes spotlighting puppeteers who have been mentioned on the show but are no longer with us. This episode we focus on Wayland Flowers, known best for his puppet character Madame.  A video version of this episode is available at underthepuppet.com. MORE ON WAYLAND FLOWERS:WIKIPEDIA – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayland_FlowersIMDB – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0283222/UNIMA – https://wepa.unima.org/en/wayland-flowers/Center…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com– This episode, I sit down with puppeteer John Lovelady.  John was chosen by Jim Henson to be a Muppeteer and received puppetry training from Frank Oz.  He played the role of Crazy Harry in the first season of The Muppet Show.  He later went on to star as Edison and Knock Knock on The Great…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com– This episode my guest is Randal J. Metz, the Director of the Storybook Puppet Theater at Children’s Fairyland, the longest, continually operating, puppet theater in the United States.  I talk to Randal about what led him to puppetry, why The Storybook Theater is such a magical place and much more.  Plus stories about Frank Oz, Jerry Juhl,…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Welcome to Season 3 of Under The Puppet!  This episode I talk with Art Grueneberger who is the founder of the Puppet Art Theater Company. A company that makes six figures a year performing shows all over California.  Art gives lectures on making money in puppetry at puppet festivals across the country.  If you want…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – John Tartaglia worked on Sesame Street when he was just 16 years old.  He went on to star in Avenue Q which earned him a Tony Award Nomination. He then created and starred in Johnny and the Sprites for Playhouse Disney and Splash & Bubbles for The Jim Henson Company.  I talk to John…

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