File puptcrit/puptcrit.0603, message 121

Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 17:28:18 EST
Subject: [Puptcrit] O'Neill Puppetry Conference


Just a friendly note to let you know that the O'Neill Puppetry Conference, 
located in Waterford, Connecticut is accepting applications for this June's 
Those who have attended these intensive eight day sessions rave about the 
experience. Under the watchful eyes of renowned puppeteers, directors, dramaturgs 
and fellow puppet artists, participants can immerse themselves in various 
aspects of the art of puppetry, not to mention the waters of beautiful Waterford 
beach on Long Island Sound, just a few minutes' walk away. 

Please do check out the web page at

Here's a summary of details. 
16th Annual O'Neill Puppetry Conference....
Conference Dates:
Saturday, June 17th - Sunday, June 25th 2006
with a 3-day intensive beginning:
Wednesday, June 14 - Friday, June 16th

featuring guest artists:

Bernd Ogrodnik ("Strings")
Terry Lee of "Green Ginger"
Advanced Marionette Manipulation - Phillip Huber
Marionette Design and Construction - Jim Rose
Video Anarchy - Tim Lagasse
Writing and Performing Music for Puppet Theatre - Larry Siegel

3-Day Intensive:
Creating Mechanisms for Puppets, led by: Jim Kroupa

Hands down, the best venue in which to collaborate, experiment, explore and 
develop your ideas and talents relating to puppet theatre. Open to puppeteers, 
theatre designers, actors, musicians, directors, artists, producers, 
playwrights and students.

For those who would like to upgrade their mechanical skills, do consider 
attending Jim Kroupa's three day intensive. Jim is a mechanical genius and has 
built puppets for 'Between The Lions' among other TV productions. His workshop 
features a hands-on approach with each participant building a simple, yet 
effective device to operate eyes, mouths, and other moving features. Jim brings 
dozens of devices for all to study and note. It's a fun, relaxed time, chock full 
of Jim's knowledge and experience which he is eager to share. 

I hope that the conference is of interest to some of you 'critters' out 
there. If I can be of any help in answering your questions, please write me at

Fred Thompson
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