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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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Alice Dinnean has puppeteered on TV and film with The Muppets, Sesame Street, and The Jim Henson Company to name just a few. In this interview, we talk about her beginnings as a puppeteer, being the new puppeteer in a high stakes situation, her advice for young puppeteers, writing for puppetry and much more. MORE ABOUT ALICE:IMDB…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Paul Fusco is the creator and puppeteer of one of the most recognizable puppets in the world, ALF.  In this interview, I talk with Paul about the creation of ALF, his work with Disney on Dumbo’s Circus, his post-ALF show Space Cats and more.  There is a lot of good advice in here for…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Recorded live during the DragonCon Puppetry Track in Atlanta, this is a great panel discussion about puppet filmmaking with creator and puppeteer Sam Koji Hale and producer Mallory O’Meara.  We discuss the genesis and production of the film Yamasong: March of the Hollows and there is a ton of great advice about making your own…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Recorded live at Felt-A-Con in Seattle, Washington, this is a wonderful interview with puppeteer and builder Annett Mateo who is the Master Puppet Artisan for Seattle’s Children’s Theatre.  She also owns her own puppet building company Puppetlandla. In this interview we talk about her career and many of the projects she has worked on.  CONNECT…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – This episode, my guest is Michael Paul Ziegfeld who has puppeteered for Sesame Street, The Jim Henson Company and also created a puppet web series for MTV.  He’s also created and toured his own stage show.  He’s opened for James Brown, Joan Rivers and Don Rickles to name a few.  He also is a very active voiceover…

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