Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: Bob Baker Edition

By November 30, 2014 December 23rd, 2014 No Comments

Africa & The Middle East

Conrad Koch has prevailed in his court battle with South African singer Steve Hofmeyr and Conrad’s puppet character Chester Missing has been named one of the Most Influential Africans of 2014.


Is India facing the end of the era of puppet masters?

Phucket puppeteer Rat Puanrak talks about his craft.

Papermoon Puppet Theatre’s international puppet festival Pesta Boneka takes place December 5 – 7 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.


The British Film Institute is celebrating television puppets with attitude.

Puppet Place throws open its doors to the public in Bristol, England on December 13th.

British UNIMA is organising a day of puppetry events at the Puppet Theatre Barge on December 7th (link goes to a Facebook post, login or registration may be required).

Rough Magic Theatre lit up the streets of Lancaster with shadow puppetry recently.

Dutch Puppeteer Feike Boschma sadly passed away on November 13th at the age of 93 after a brief illness.

North America

Artichoke Heart Puppetry Collective talks about their artistic process, choreography, and puppetry.

American puppetry legend Bob Baker has passed away at the age of 90.

Tough Pigs writes a review of I Am Big Bird.

The Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium will take place January 24th during the Chicago International Festival of Puppetry.

Also in Chicago, the interactive exhibit Puppets! opens at the Art Institute of Chicago on December 6th.

NASA is partnering with Sesame Street.

Toby Froud and Heather Henson are executive producers on the feature film version of Sam K. Hale’s Yamasong.

South America & The Caribbean

Festival Internacional de Títeres Morelia 2014 takes place in Morelia, Michoacán. México December 6th – 13th.

Auditions and Job Opportunities

The Little Angel Theatre is hiring a new Artistic Director / Producer.

Workshops and Training Opportunities

Neville Tranter teaches a puppetry masterclass in Melbourne January 19th – 23rd.

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