Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Puppetworks Inc.

Before I get to much into the show, and what we are doing , I think I should tell you a little bit about the theatre, and how I came to work their, and some of the people behind the scenes.All our shows are a collaborative effort, the writers,puppeteers,puppet designers and builders all work together to bring the shows to life.
Puppetworks ,a brief History,

First of all Puppetworks Inc. has been in existence in one form or another for over 60 years. Originally part of a touring puppet theatre called the"Suzari Marionettes". Their performance in an around the greater New York area would play a important part in the companies history,and future.Many of the shows we still perform today use a few of the puppets that were being performed to audiences of children and adults when the company started(granted most have been refurbished or re purposed many times over the years)

It was one such performance back in 1954 that inspired our Artistic Director Nicolas Coppola. Nick began his puppteering career when he was 19, having been inspired years earlier by puppetry and marionettes performed by the Suzari company.He worked with the company for many years (with a slight leave for military service).And at the age 27 he was promoted to artistic director and the company changes its name to the "Nicolo Marionettes".still touring , they were now doing up to 5 different productions at once in different areas across much of the USA.In 1980,the not for profit "Puppetworks Inc." replaced "Nicolo Marionettes", and the company stopped touring and took up residence in a Theater.

For more information about PUPPETWORKS,Inc., check out the link section and visit the homepage for the Theatre.

Puppetworks at the corner of 6th Ave. and 4th St. in Parkslope,Brooklyn.


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