I wrote, designed and directed this puppet show which had a full scale orchestral sound track with voice over recording artist's performing the characters, video projection and 13 student puppeteers. In addition to multiple puppets, the set and many objects also were puppeted. Inspiration and research for this project were the result of a grant and a trip to Iceland to the 2cd Arctic Circle Global Conference on global warming. Opening night had a panel discussion by environmental scientists and PR included Newspaper, NBC and ABC local TV News and local Radio show's. Students also performed at a local festival called art-o-matic.
Here are some images of the final production:
Poster for the show
These are music soundbites... the play was 53 minutes long, that is how much music was created. voice overs were added to these in a professional studio.Scott Hunt and I worked together for year to bring this play to life.
these are videos of final performance and also rehearsal:
illustrations, set design, story boards, video research and more...
The images are of the puppet build and some props that are controlled by puppeteers. Also some images of students in rehearsal...build and behind the scenes in rehearsal, students were photographed for the Toledo Blade newspaper and interviewed by ultiple news sources, including a radio show.
In the beginning there was a Workshop. With partial script and characters. Students and I built workshop puppets. I received a grant to build a revolving stage and we created a performance piece, which we performed in front of a live audience on two nights.
Arctic Circle Conference and other PR