I've always been an independent person. I am comfortable being alone and working by myself, and though I recognize the great value of working with a team or a group, I find it much easier to get things done on my own. Rehearsals, for example, are much more challenging when you're in a troupe or a … [Read more...] about Time to be bold
Behind the scenes at Mister Kipley
As I was packing up after today's show, the director came in and told me that a shy 2 year old had been very apprehensive walking into the the show, but came bounding out with a huge smile on her face and joyfully exclaimed, "I saw a PENGUIN! Can we do that again?!" And that, for me, is what … [Read more...] about Best job ever.
I normally plan the crud out of every move I make, but today I'm heading back down to Italo-American Accordion Company with two accordions... my Scandalli with a stuck bass note, and my Excelsior in need of tech love. I have no idea what to expect. Neither instrument is super valuable, so I need … [Read more...] about Accordion Saga continues
Hey, I found this video created by an acquaintance of mine, Susan Fulcher. I met Susan very briefly at an annual puppeteers' conference called Puppeteers Potlatch, which takes place the first weekend in November at the beautiful Potawatomi Inn at Pokagon State Park in Indiana. Susan is a … [Read more...] about Creating a “Home” for your puppets
Here's a little sneak peek at the new marionette for my Magic Circus show! For the record, I'm new to marionettes. Over the years I've developed a basic proficiency with hand puppets, but marionettes are a whole new ball game. I have a long way to go before he is dancing and jumping through hoops … [Read more...] about Chihuahua Marionette Sneak Peek