Puppeteer Steve Whitmire is presenting puppetry lectures and workshops at the Centre For Puppetry Arts in Atlanta this month.
The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta is presenting a lecture and workshop by Steve Whitmire (see previous post) called Steve Whitmire: Perspectives – The Sentient Puppet, “an exploration of the essential techniques and methodologies that have allowed hand-and-rod puppet manipulation as developed in the Muppet-style to become an exemplar in both the world of entertainment and the world of puppetry.”
The workshops/lectures are taking place over two weekends (Jan. 9-10 and 16-17) at the Centre For Puppetry Arts and consist of two parts: a lecture and a hands-on class. Prior puppetry experience isn’t required to participate; Steve’s lecture is aimed at experienced and neophyte puppeteers alike. The total cost of the workshop/lecture is just $30, but The Centre is asking that you only sign up for one class and one lecture per person in order to preserve space and because the content of each workshop/lecture is identical.
It goes without saying that Steve is one of the most brilliant and experienced puppeteers in North America (watch him perform Ernie during a taping of Sesame Street in the video above) and this sounds like an opportunity not to be missed if you’re in or can get to Atlanta this month.
You can order tickets to Steve Whitmire: Perspectives “The Sentient Puppet” online at www.puppet.org.