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SUMMARY OF SKILLS


• Designed, conducted and managed recreational/educational puppet programs for children.
• Planned workshops, performances, competitions and festivals.
• Foam Puppet Design, Rod Puppet Design, Hand Puppet Design and Marionettes.
• Knowledge of most common tools of the trade.
• Able to design and costume puppets.
• Design and construct puppet scenery, stage and props.
• Select and coordinate music for puppet shows.
• Able to create original puppet scripts or parodies.
• Willing to work in-groups or independently.
• Able to create original designs or expands upon an existing theme.
• Knowledge of adhesives properties and their applications.
• Able to design mouths & eyes mechanisms for puppets.
• Design and construct Facemasks, Clay, Rubber, Leather and Paper Machie.
• Design clay figurines.


WORK EXPERIENCE AND SOME CREDITS


Founder, Le Puppetman Puppetry, New York, NY and Stamford, CT (1991-present). Variety Shows, Educational and Recreational Workshops, Custom made Puppets and figurines.


MASTER PUPPETEER / ARTIST EDUCATOR. City Parks Foundation, New York, NY (2001-present).
Performing in “Sleeping Beauty”, “The Peter Pan Game”, “Hansel and Gretel”, three short plays “The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck” and “Three” features three fairytales “The Three Little Pigs,” “The Three Bears,” “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” and “Cinderella Samba”. Shows at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park. Troubleshoot and emphasize theatrical protocol. Design and maintain puppets, scenery, stage and props.


African American Musical Puppetry, Le Puppetman Puppetry and New York Children Theatre (1991-1994).


Brooklyn Children Museum
• New York City Public School District
• Alfred Smith Recreation Center
, Manhattan
Harlem General Hospital Christmas Party
• Scholastic Publishing
, Manhattan
• Puppet-making workshop at Linden Hill School, Hawthorne, NY
• Lecture at Sunday At JASA
.
• The Big Apple Star Search, touring show, Marionette Theatre in Central Park
and New York City Parks, Recreation Centers and Playgrounds (1990 – 1991)


Harlem River Drive, touring puppet show, Bruce Cannon Puppetry Productions and New York Children’s Theatre. (1990 – 1991)


• New York City Museum of Natural History
• Brooklyn Children Museum
• Manhattan Children Museum
• Pace University
• Bronx Community College
• Queens, New York Public Libraries


An interview with Prime News, CNN, the Hale House Christmas Party, appearing on Entertainment Tonight, CBS and in the New York Amsterdam Newspaper and a feature write-up in The New York Beacon Newspaper, The Black Star Newspaper and The Trickle Up Program International Newsletter. The 16th, 17th and 18th Annual Harlem Christmas Tree Lighting.


Member of the Union International de la Marionette, UNIMA-USA
Member of The Puppeteers of America, Inc.
Member of the Puppetry Guild of Greater New York (PGOGNY)
Member of the Connecticut Guild of Puppetry

Extended Work History

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