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By: ConnorAsher | September 04, 2017

This past summer, CPG member: Connor Asher worked at Buck's Rock Performance & Creative Arts Camp as the head of the puppetry shop in New Milford, CT.
During his time there, he directed 2 shows: A Puppet Slam (A collection of shorts, each camper was allowed to write/direct/build and perform their own 2-5minute puppet slam piece in front of a large audience). Connor also directed a "Peter Pan - Puppet Show" based on the classic narrative by Michael John. During his time at the camp, Connor also assisted on 2 other theatre productions, including: "Animal Farm" and "The Wizard of Oz". As the head puppet builder, trainer and performer.

On top of this, Connor ran a puppetry shop founded by "Sesame Worksh...

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By: ConnorAsher | September 04, 2017

On July 16th, I had the opportunity to go to my first major puppetry festival: the "Puppeteers of America's National Puppetry Festival" held at Concordia University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I was awarded the "MIKE & FRANCES OZNOWICZ MEMORIAL YOUNG ADULT SCHOLARSHIP" in early January to attend the event. 

The festival is a week long celebration of the art of puppetry. An opportunity to connect with many other fellow puppeteers, learn from various instructors with experience in all backgrounds of puppetry, see shows from around the world, and sharing the art of puppetry with fellow festival go-ers.

While there, I was able to take many workshops/classes including: Silicone Techniques with Tom McLaughlin...

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By: ConnorAsher | May 23, 2017

College of Dupage Theatre

Welcome back to the Creventive Puppet Co. blog,

I recently had the opportunity to mentor with the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.

    The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia is known for their puppet adaptations of classic literature.  Their current touring show is an adaptation of stories based on books by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle, including: "Brown Bear", "The Hungry Caterpillar", and more. 

    During their performance at College of DuPage, they offered a behind the scenes puppetry workshop to students. I was invited by fellow puppeteer: Frank Cesario to participate in this fun-filled event.

    We were taken backstage and met with the ...

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