Getting ready for the Puppet Homecoming

Puppeteers from North Carolina to Maine will gather at the Puppet Homecoming in Rhinebeck, New York from September 7 to 9. I’m looking forward to shows by Deborah Costine and Nappy’s Puppets, and more. See Puppet Homecoming if you’d like to know more.

I’ll lead a workshop on Chinese hand puppet techniques on Sunday morning, September 9th. Monkey King (photo above) will be there, along with clown, lady, and scholar puppets. In the workshop, I’ll show the basic movements and let people try them out. That’s why I have lots of canvas bits and paper clay heads in my studio. I’m making puppets for people to learn with, that aren’t used in my shows.