Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: Sesame Street Anniversary Edition

By September 21, 2014 January 5th, 2015 No Comments

Africa & The Middle East

A report from the 15th Tehran International Puppet Theatre Festival in Iran, where America’s Manual Cinema was greeted with a standing ovation.


In Taiwan, Pili International Multimedia is planning a public stock offering.

A profile of Singapore’s Finger Players.

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee was entertained by Water Puppetry on his recent visit to Vietnam.

Australia & New Zealand

Anne Forbes and Tim Denton’s Fringe show What I Leave Behind is wrapping up at the Substation in Newport, Victoria.

Falling Through Clouds combines live performance, animation and puppetry to create a “visual epic told by some of Australia’s most innovative storytellers”.

Terrapin Puppet Theatre’s I Think I Can brings together model trains, intricate puppetry, live video and active audience participation.


Ireland’s Jason Lambert is continuing the Lambert puppetry tradition.

During a recent royal performance, Nina Conti turned Prince Harry in to a puppet.

Wendy Froud discusses her career in art and puppetry on two sides of the Atlantic.

Anderson Entertainment is developing a new line of collectibles based on the works of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.

The annual Witham International Puppet Festival took place in Essex, England on Saturday.

A new book about the classic French TV series L’île aux enfants will be released October 2nd (link goes to a French language web site).

North America

Famous PEOPLE Players will pay tribute to the late Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty with a special performance next month.

A dispatch from the latest Winnipeg Puppet Slam.

Cameron Garrity helps take puppetry to the front lines in a new production of All Quiet on the Western Front.

The Puppets on Film Festival returns to New York City October 24th – 26th.

Gothamist took a lot of pictures at Sesame Street’s 45th anniversary exhibit at the New York Public Library.

BYOP is spreading knowledge of how 3D printing can be used in puppetry.

Paul Mooney and Jill Reiman were serving up donuts and puppets in Telluride.

Scott Land talks about puppetry and entertainment with Ventriloquist Weekly.

Ronnie Burkett is getting ready to bring The Daisy Theatre to Los Angeles.

Auditions & Job Opportunities

Sparkle and Dark are currently seeking puppeteers in London, England for their new production I Am Beast.

Calls for Entry

The International Institute of Puppetry is currently accepting applications for two research residencies in Charleville-Mézières, France (link goes to a Facebook page, which may require login).

Do you use puppetry to make video art? Apply to have it shown on Austrian television’s Delete TV.

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