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Winter 2014 Volume 66, No. 2

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

COVER STORY
2 The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival: A Conversation with Blair Thomas, by Paul Eide

ARTICLES
6 Puppetry Heroes: Mentors, Influences, Inspirations, Legends (Ronnie Burkett’s “Puppeteers Challenge”) by Steve Abrams
20 Full Steam Ahead, by Lisa Aimee Sturz
28 Puppeteer with Pizazz: Nancy Sander, Eureka Woman, by Paul Eide

FESTIVALS
5 Update on the National Puppeteers of America Festival at UConn, by Bart Roccoberton
19 Puppets in the Green Mountains: Walking to the Borders, by Shoshana Bass

REVIEWS
10 On Stage: “The Woodsman,” Reviewed by Jamie Donmoyer
34 Book Review: “Shadow Woman – The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton,” Reviewed by Steve Abrams

COLUMNS
12 A Bob’s Eye View, by Bob Nathanson
13 Scene East, by Steve Abrams
14 Scene West, by Beth Fernandez
15 Scene Between, by Monica Leo
16 At Large, by Paul Eide
30 Eureka! by Nancy Sander
31 Puppetry In Education and Therapy, by Judith O’Hare
32 Reum ... with a view, by M’El Reum
33 The Guild Connection, by Kurt Hunter
36 Time Machine, by Kat Pleviak

IN MEMORIAM
26 Nick Barone
27 Nat Norbert

Cover images:
Blind Summit’s “The Table”
Blair Thomas and Company’s “The Selfish Giant”
Stephanie Diaz and Company with “Mariaposa Nocturna”
White Heron by Von Orthal Puppets, part of the Puppet Cabaret, “Nasty, Brutish and Short.”

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