File puptcrit/puptcrit.0810, message 271

Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 23:52:12 -0400
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Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Mathieu in New-York?

Would love to meet you sometime.....I almost went to Uconn but got married
instead. Really wanted to pursue puppetry fulltime....

Mary H. 

On 10/17/08 10:05 PM, "Laura Harper" <> wrote:

> Thanks Mary. It's been a crazy year, you have no idea.  I have been so
> lucky. And it's not even over yet!
> I wish I could participate more in these online discussions...maybe
> when life slows down a bit for me....I can become a more committed
> Puptcritter.
> Laura
> On 10/17/08, Mary Horsley <> wrote:
>> Wow, Laura......the dream of a lifetime! Congrats on your new job and apt.
>>  Mary H.
>>  On 10/17/08 9:49 PM, "Laura Harper" <> wrote:
>>> Hi Mathieu
>>> I am currently living in Connecticut and commuting into New York for
>>> work every day. But will be moving to New York in two weeks.  I will
>>> be packing my stuff up the weekend you are visiting, so I won't be
>>> able to host you or show you around THIS time, but please come back
>>> soon and  I will definitely do so!
>>> I just moved out here a month ago from L.A. to get my state residency
>>> in Connecticut so that I could attend the masters program in Puppetry
>>> at University of Connecticut. I got accepted to the program in January
>>> of this year, and have been working all year on getting here to start
>>> it. Well, something awfully lucky happened, I arrived here on this
>>> coast, and interviewed at Henson the next day...and got a job there!
>>> Hired at Henson.  Unbelievable.
>>> Well, that made the whole masters in puppetry thing seem sort of
>>> pointless, so I am moving to Brooklyn in two weeks (I have already
>>> found the apartment).  I'm so sorry it won't be ready for a visitor!
>>> Maybe if you consider putting off your trip for a few weeks it would
>>> be more fun.  At Henson we are currently working on making a stage
>>> play of Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas, and it will start running
>>> the first week of December through the first week of January. I would
>>> love to have someone to go see it with me.
>>> I am also considering going to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade,
>>> which I have never seen in person. I would also like company to attend
>>> that!
>>> If you come to NY on Halloween, there is a huge annual event that
>>> happens in Greenwich Village, the Halloween Parade.  I have never been
>>> to it, but I hear it is the event of the year, and have been hearing
>>> about it for 20 years. Unfortunately I can't go because I will be
>>> working, and then moving the next day.
>>> If you should decide that you are coming down to NY next weekend, I
>>> will ask the folks at Henson if there are any puppet happenings that
>>> weekend. They would be sure to know.
>>> Other than that, keep in touch,  I am a willing tour guide and have no
>>> friends here yet (except my workmates), and would love to share New
>>> York with someone. I have a big comfortable couch, and you can trust
>>> me. :)  All I ask for in return is puppetbuilding advice and
>>> camaraderie in puppetry.
>>> Laura
>>> On 10/17/08, Mathieu René <> wrote:
>>>> Hi all.
>>>>  For my upcoming birthday, I'm seriously considering going to New York City
>>>>  next week-end (24th to 26th or just two days), and I'm wondering:
>>>>  - who (Puptcritters, colleagues in puppetmaking and maskmaking) I
>>>>  could/should/must meet,
>>>>  - things to do/see (shows, museums, puppet store, artist studio,
>>>> bookstore,
>>>>  indoor Garden, magical doorways to another world),
>>>>  -A good early Halloween party to go to (a guy can dream, right?),
>>>>  - possibilities of being hosted for free/cheap/labor/trade for two nights?
>>>>  How about a pro puppet or a mask (in my inventory or a near-future order)
>>>> in
>>>>  exchange for two nights maybe?  I'd get my own food, and can bring a
>>>>  sleeping bag if needed.
>>>>  -The one thing I know I want to see for sure is Central Park, but what
>>>>  specifically should I see in it?.
>>>>  Any pointers would be much appreciated.
>>>>  Let's meet, all ye New-York Puptcritter citizens or travelers!
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