Home of Grace Care Centre, a youth development organization based in Kenya and Canada is requesting donations of puppets. If you are interested in contributing, please contact Patrice Owuor: firstname.lastname@example.org
8 Mondays from 7 – 10pm starting April 8, 2013
Location: Ripley Grier Studios – 520 8th Ave, New York, NY
Class size: 10 -12 students
*No previous puppetry experience is required.
In this course we will be covering:
• Basic puppetry skills including basic stance, eye focus, mouth synch, walks, rod manipulation and more.
• Working with the monitor
• Working with human actors
• Character Building
• Vocal Characterization
• Preparing for an audition
• And More!
Everyone who signs up will be provided with “practice eyes” and a hand made, professional-style practice puppet that are theirs to keep!
If you would like to sign up, send an Email to DAVIDFINONYC@GMAIL.COM and I will send you payment info!
** Please note that because the 8th Monday falls on Memorial day the last class will be on JUNE 3rd***
A bit about me:
David Fino has been involved with puppetry since 1993 when he trained with master puppeteer Paul Vincent Davis of the Puppet Showplace Theatre in MA. David has been through numerous training workshops with The Jim Henson Company and Sesame Workshop. He has performed on Comedy Central, MTV, CBS and Atom.com. On stage, David played the title character in “Bear in the Big Blue House, Live!,” a national tour based on the hit program by Mitchell Kriegman and the Jim Henson Co. Other credits include Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” by Trilobite Pictures, and “Seemore’s Playhouse” by King Features/S4K Entertainment. Most recently he starred with Jon Gabrus and Rachel Bloom in “The Fuzz” – a feature film by Waverly Films/Greencard pictures that is soon to be released as a web series on Yahoo Screen. David’s has built puppets for Avenue Q, Comedy Central, MTV, CBS , Funny Or Die, Disneyland and more…