Western North Carolina Puppeteers

 

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Red Herring Puppets

Red Herring Puppets have been designing, building, and performing puppets and specialty costumes for more than 30 years spanning film, television, theatre, opera, and special events. Artistic Director, Lisa Sturz is a certified teaching artist and Emmy award winner. Red Herring's SCHOOL and FAMILY shows feature curriculum based "edu-tainment."

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Mountain Marionettes

Mountain Marionettes is a full time, professional puppet company, specializing in the Art of the Marionette. Performed by master puppeteer Susan VandeWeghe, Mountain Marionettes productions feature short strung marionettes with the puppeteer in full view of the audience in a fast-paced variety format that will charm children and adults alike.

 

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Camelot Puppets

Pamela Gabler is the head puppeteer for Camelot Puppets. She has a background in Special Education and Drama. She is a communicator above all, and loves using Puppetry as a form of expression. Children innately respond to the puppets as real characters, which, when combined with other elements of music and choreography provide a great source of fun and entertainment. Pamela is a member of the Puppeteers of America, and a board member of the Asheville Puppetry Alliance. More

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Cripps Puppets

Madison J. Cripps came to puppetry on a farm in Western Massachusetts in the Fall of 2006. He then studied with The Sandglass Theatre of Vermont and has since been performing with his original puppets throughout North America and from Canada to Mexico. A champion of the people and environment, Madison’s unique style weaves together dynamic songs and interactive improvisation drawing on his diverse background of fine art, ecology and puppet construction.

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Toy Box Theater

Toybox Theatre founded in 1999, is the creation of Keith Shubert who is principal artist and builder. They perform solo and group shows for galleries, theatres, schools, festivals, and private parties. Shubert is also the host and founder of The Caustic Catcall Cabaret, an adult variety show.

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The Nut House Theater

Since 2005 The Nut House Theater has produced short plays, puppet shows, giant puppet shows, short films, and spontaneous "flashmob" musicals. With an eclectic mix of puppetry styles, charming characters, and hilarious surprises, The Nut House Theater guarantees a whimsical romp. A lover of all things silly, Artistic Director Grayson Morris is a teacher who enjoys performing for adults as much as for kids. Grayson is also an aspiring cartoonist, writer, costume artist, comedian, circus performer, and natural builder.

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Golden Rod Puppets

Born in coastal Connecticut, Ford began working in puppetry in 1976. The Golden Rod Puppets were established in 1980 in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Seeing is believing, and seeing Hobey Ford's Golden Rod Puppets make believing a remarkable and enjoyable experience.  Click for tour dates.

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