The latest episode of Under The Puppet (see previous posts) features a Canadian puppetry legend.
Nina Keogh is a well known for her work on classic kids shows like Today’s Special and Mr. Dressup. A third generation puppeteer, her parents were two of Canada’s first television puppeteers John and Linda Keogh. In the episode Nina discusses her family history, as well as her own long career working in film and television puppetry.
Like so many Canadian kids, I grew up watching Nina’s characters nearly every day on TV. She helped inspire an entire generation of Canadian puppeteers, not only thought her work, but also professional workshops. Nina actually taught the first lesson I ever had in on-camera puppetry at a puppet festival I attended as a teenager. It’s difficult to understate Nina’s importance to Canadian puppetry. I’m so glad that Under the Puppet is continuing its mission to “preserve puppetry through the personal stories of professional puppeteers” by including her’s.
Episodes of Under the Puppet are available wherever podcasts can be found. Bonus material from this episode that includes more discussion with Nina is available exclusively on the Under the Puppet app for iOS and Android. Visit Saturday Morning Media to learn more.