Five Viewpoints on Puppetry

Susan Haas moderates a panel with John Bell, Sandy Spieler, Michael Montenegro, Janie Geiser and Michael Sommers at Open Eye Figure Theatre.

John Bell, Sandy Spieler, Michael Montenegro, Janie Geiser and Michael Sommers.

00:00: Introduction of panelists.

07:30: Each panelist discusses how they came to figure work.

23:13: Accounting for the power of the puppet.

35:25: The current state of puppetry.

50:58: What the panel is currently turning around in their artistic lives.

1:07:55: We transition into the Q&A portion.

1:09:16: Puppetry and collaboration.

1:22:56: What shows or artists that have personally inspired the panelists.

1:24:53: How the panelists feel ideas and work is generated.

1:26:50: Art and politics.

Special thanks to Andy Kraft and Susan Haas for inviting me to record!

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