Puppetry Headlines Blog

Love the art of puppetry? Love the internet?

Puppeteers of America, Inc., is seeking a Webmaster, responsible for the technical operations and overall aesthetic appearance of Puppeteers.org, the website for the national organization Puppeteers of America (PofA). Help keep the fellowship of Puppeteers of America strong! Download Job Posting as a PDF Puppeteers of America, Inc. Minneapolis, MN | DEADLINE: 03/02/15 Job Description Puppeteers of America, Inc., is seeking a Webmaster, responsible for the technical operations and overall aesthetic appearance of Puppeteers.org, the website for the national organization Puppeteers of America (PofA). The Webmaster is entrusted with access to the backend of the PofA website. S/he receives information…

Celebrating and Remembering Puppeteers Born in January – Part 2

Soupy Sales

Part 2 of a list of puppeteers, all born in January.  A special thank you to Steve Abrams for putting this blog post together. Ernie Kovacs (Jan 23, 1919-Jan 13, 1962). Wildly innovative, out of the box , comedy genius of early TV. He sometimes used puppets. Lenny Suib was his puppetry mentor. You can see a clip on youtube form NBC Dec 1955 “Caputsa Kid in Outer Space” Pauline C Benton (Jan 25, 1898-Nov 22, 1974) Born in Kansas, Pauline studied Chinese shadow puppetry in Beijing. She founded the Red Gate Shadow Players in the 1930s, Her company toured…

Celebrating and Remembering Puppeteers Born in January – Part 1

Jan-Puppeteer-Margo-Rose

Part 1 of a list of puppeteers, all born in January.  A special thank you to Steve Abrams for putting this blog post together.  Part 2 will be posted in a couple days! Margo Rose (Jan 31, 1903- Sept 13, 1997) At the end of January the Connecticut Guild of Puppetry has an event to honor the birthday of Margo Rose and to raise funds for Margo Rose Scholarship Fund. Margo Skewis and Rufus Rose (1904-1975) met while performing in the Tony Sarg Company. They married in 1930 and founded the Rufus Rose Marionettes, widely considered one of the finest…