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Puppet Tears: Puppetry Shop Talk

Sep 16, 2020

Cheers to Puppeteers continues as we chat with Muppet performer Matt Vogel. You know Matt for his starring role as Constantine in the 2014 film Muppets Most Wanted and for performing several legacy Sesame Street and Muppet characters, including Big Bird, Count von Count, Uncle Deadly, Floyd Pepper, and Kermit the Frog....


Sep 2, 2020

Our Cheers to Puppeteers series kicks off with the legendary Muppet performer Fran Brill. Fran was the first female puppeteer hired for Sesame Street who brought life to characters such as Prairie Dawn, Zoe, Countess von Backwards, Roxie Marie, and so many more. Other puppetry roles include Saturday Nigh Live, The...


Aug 19, 2020

This week on Puppet Tears, we're joined by our good friends Alex Vernon and Sarah Olmsted Thomas to talk with us about their storied careers as performance artists. Their theater company Alex & Olmsted has devised many works for stage including Homebodies, Marooned! A Space Comedy, and Milo the Magnificent; the latter...


Aug 5, 2020

This episode of Puppet Tears is definitely for the birds ... by that, of course, we mean the flock behind Bird Call Radio: Calvin Lester and Kelsey Brady. Calvin and Kelsey have each worked as puppeteers at Walt Disney World for over a decade, notably performing in The Muppet's Great Moments in American History and...


Jul 22, 2020

We're going BIG this week, since our guest is a master of costume characters both inside and out! Cedwan Hooks is a puppeteer for screen and stage who you can see on Slugs and Bugs, Moon and Me, and Doom Patrol, plus a wrangler on a number of television series, including Sesame Workshop's Helpsters on Apple TV+. He is...