Preview: Puppet Lobby #6

The dinosaurs are coming! We are thrilled to be welcoming not one, not two, but THREE fabulous puppet builders to our first Puppet Lobby of the fall. What do they have in common? They’ve all built dinosaur puppets, for very different projects. Francisco Benavides created a mammoth for an immersive theater experience in Baltimore, Matt McGee built a family of dinosaurs for the American classic The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder, and Ingrid Crepeau invented a whole cast of different dinos for her popular children’s show DinoRock. The Puppet Lobby is free and open to everyone and starts at 8:00pm on Monday, October 15 at the Brookland Artspace Lofts’ Selman Gallery.  Come hear about these puppeteers and their research process, designs, successes and failures as they created these prehistoric creatures!

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Ingrid Crepeau models one of her dino heads with Michele Valeri.

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2017 Puppet Lobby Photos

We’ve had a great time this year getting our Puppet Lobby series started. These events bring puppeteers together for conversations about different aspects of puppetry, from methods for building body puppets, to the challenges of writing a puppet show. Here are a few photos from our first two events.

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Michele Valeri and Ingrid Crepeau of Dinorock Productions show off their dinosaur body puppet.

 

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Ingrid’s baby dinosaur meets Patches, a character created by Kuroji Patrick. 

 

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Hamida Khatri explains her process of creating a stop-motion animated short film. 

 

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Kuroji Patrick and Hamida Khatri show off their stop-motion puppets.