|My sketches for Theater Works' puppets for "Avenue Q."|
Well, blogosphere, it has been awhile.
I spent the last week in Phoenix, AZ helping the folks at Theater Works prepare for their upcoming production of “Avenue Q” (the junior version). All of the performers are between the ages of 12 & 19, including the puppeteers. Over the last year or so, I’ve had the privilege of conducting some puppeteering workshops for the kids at Theater Works. I must say, they are an exceedingly talented group of young performers.
|Puppet builder/costumer extraordinaire, Cari Smith|
|Foam head mock-ups.|
|Tracing out hand patterns pieces on a sheet of foam|
|Finished foam heads|
|Patterning the fleece covering on a finished foam head.|
|Paul Pedersen directs choreography for "Avenue Q."|
|Cast members of Theater Works' production of "Avenue Q."|
|Covered heads with bodies and arms attached.|
|Kate Monster's head before and after trimming the fur.|
|Two, count them, two Trekkie Monsters!|
|Face mock-up for Rod.|
|Our messy workroom! That's director Chris Hamby to the right.|
Best of luck, Theater Works!!