Here is an unprecedented opportunity for attendees to meet the editors of Puppetry International and The Puppetry Journal, to find out what goes into the putting out these magazines (their different missions and how they’ve changed as technology has advanced), and to learn how to write for the magazines and submit their work.
This is a workshop for anyone who is curious about the world of specialty magazines, or those who’d like to write articles, essays, or reviews related to puppetry and get them published. No special skills are required beyond a love for puppetry, and the only tools needed are pencil and paper (or laptop).
Andrew Periale has been a professional puppeteer since the early 1980s. With his wife, Bonnie, he has performed as Perry Alley Theatre, and has produced the magazines for UNIMA-USA (first A Propos, then Puppetry International) since 1985. Together they have received the George Latshaw Award, the Paul Vincent Davis award, 3 UNIMA Citations, a Parent’s Choice award and an Emmy Nomination. In 2016 they were elected Members of Honor of UNIMA international.
Steve Abrams has been a professional puppeteer since 1970 and has served on the boards of both UNIMA-USA and the Puppeteers of America, including 2 terms PofA president. He has written broadly about puppetry and its history, and was the North American editor of the World Encyclopedia of Puppetry Arts. For 15 years he was columnist and associate editor of the Puppetry Journal and in 2015 he became the editor of Puppetry Journal. He is also a recipient of the George Latshaw award.