28 April 2007

Drew Does Strings

This is unknown territory for me. I've had an interest in marionettes as long as I've been interested in puppetry, but I've been a bit scared of the art form. So many strings!

Well, when I find myself scared of something, I find it best to just jump right in! I've put myself out there for marionette work over the past six months or so. This past week, I booked a marionette gig!

I had the pleasure of working with The TeenieTones today in their public debut at B.B. King's Blues Club at Universal City Walk. I had an absolute blast!

Marionettes are difficult, but the principles are the same with rod puppets or hand puppets. It's all about the little details that make the figure "come alive."

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