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Performance tips Replies 2

Posted by Franklin on Sep 01, 2018

Just published my latest blog post and thought I would run this question up the flag pole in here and see how the brains of other performers work. Question: What habits, rituals, and/or must dos do…

Marionette Tips? Replies 6

Posted by Harley on Jul 01, 2018

Hello, everyone! I haven't been on in a while, but I recently had a good find in an antique shop! I found a wonderful (but creepy) clown marionette! I purchased it mostly because I want to learn…

Need a Stage to Give my Nieces Replies 1

Posted by HandUp on Jan 06, 2018

Hey everyone, hope the New Year is treating you all well. This year for Christmas I gave my nieces some puppets for them to use since they kept asking about mine when they came over. They have been…

Little Shop Update: Getting Comfortable in My Own Replies 4

Posted by Harley on Aug 03, 2017

I mentioned in the past the struggles I had with my production of Little Shop of Horrors, and how they went cheap on the puppets. Now that I've had a little more time with them, I've come…

Little Shop of Horrors Suggestions? Replies 7

Posted by Harley on Jul 16, 2017

Hello! If any of you have performed the plants in Little Shop of Horrors before, I'm asking for some tips. We get the puppets tomorrow and it'll be kind of different because of how it…

tips needed on new performance Replies 4

Posted by momtso on Jun 09, 2016

Greetings fellow puppeteers!So me and the wife have a small puppet company here in Greece and we are planning on staging Pinocchio next year targeted at kindergarten and primary school children,…

Puppeteer hoods? Replies 1

Posted by OYFcostumes on Apr 20, 2015

Hi all,I'm working on a show that I need to buy black mesh puppeteer hoods for. Does anyone have a good source where I can get these? Thanks!Isabelle

UV Lights and Fog Replies 10

Posted by Patmur on Mar 18, 2015

We are planning another Blacklight Presentation at our church and I want to use some Fog with some handheld UV lights.  I don't want to use UV Fog necessarily because I don't want to…


Posted by milly on Feb 06, 2015

Hi,I am wondering if anyone knows of a UK supplier or even overseas who does good sturdy adjustable tripods and cross bars that wont colapse or bend when resting a puppet or two against them like some…

Need tips on creating voices, & Practice regimen Replies 20

Posted by mrbumblepants on Nov 21, 2014

I've started out with a Peter Lorre impression for my spooky puppet Cadaver Dave, and am now working on Iggy with a cross between a surfer & a bored teenager. I've played with a few…

How do you make the Walking Street Theater? Replies 6

Posted by squirrely on Jul 17, 2014

Like the Punch and Judy theater or Steve Hansen's Walking Theater?  I can't find a website.  Can't find a how to make it image too.  I would like to see the inside making…

I am doing a Live show next month on stage. Replies 4

Posted by squirrely on May 13, 2014

I am using the song Time from Pink Floyd with one puppet.  My puppet will lip sync song Time.  The puppet is a rod puppet.  I am still going nuts trying to find the right props for the…

Type of curtains for my puppet show. Replies 8

Posted by squirrely on Mar 31, 2014

I've been using black curtains for my Pvc pipe puppet stage.  Front and side of the stage.  It's a rectangle stage.  I would like to get it more colored now.  What are…

Light UV Reactive Backdrop Replies 8

Posted by Patmur on Feb 19, 2014

I am back to planning another presentation and have accomplished a lot but have to 'ask the experts".  I want to make a large UV reactive backdrop.  My inspiration is the Jesus Fan…

Puppetry For Camera Workshop - On Video Replies 8

Posted by Ruffus The Dog on Nov 16, 2013

This isn't a real thing yet but we've been making plans for quite a while to put one of these together and I just thought I'd test the waters here to better judge how much something…

Scene changes Replies 7

Posted by SamovarPuppets on Nov 03, 2013

Hello everyone, I am new to this forum.  I've been looking around and it seems like a very informative place!  I recently began working with hand puppets.  My puppets have paper…

20 tips to make your performance stress free Replies 0

Posted by Jungle joe on Jul 10, 2013

Hi everyone!I would like to share 20 tips that would make your performance stress free and shows more entertaining. These tips are result of my years of experience as a kids entertainer and…

8 thing you must know as a ventriloquist Replies 0

Posted by Jungle joe on Jun 25, 2013

 8 things you must know as a ventriloquistVentriloquism is one of the most ancient forms of entertainment which in its contemporary presentation continues to captivate and entertain modern…

what kind of machine do puppeteers use while speaking through microphone? Replies 2

Posted by squirrely on May 17, 2013

I mean a Karaoke machine or just microphone hooked up to speakers.  I am finally getting better and need something so people can HEAR me now.  The only thing I can think of and buy for now…

My First Puppet Show Replies 9

Posted by PuppetBakery on Apr 24, 2013

I've been invited as a featured local artist to do a puppet show in the fall. I'm leaning towards The 3 Pigs with a modern twist. I also am envisioning a grand musical finale (think…

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