File puptcrit/puptcrit.0810, message 281


Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 13:27:16 -0400
To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Mathieu in New-York?


Yeah, Mathieu, and when you go next summer, let us all know...........would
love to meet you. 

Mary H. 


On 10/18/08 12:48 AM, "Mathieu René" <creaturiste-AT-primus.ca> wrote:

>>> 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
> 
> 
> Hi Laura.
> Wow!
> Thrilling life you're leading!
> Congratulations on this life changing position!
> 
> I'd love to take you up on the offer to visit in a few weeks, but I know how
> it usually goes. If I wait longer than a week to do this, it will probably
> not happen for a long time. I'm fresh enough in my enthusiasm to remain
> unreasonnable just enough to make it happen within the week. I'd also prefer
> to visit New York in milder climate (less luggage, no bulky winter clothes),
> and those days are almost gone, until next spring! Otherwise, I'd be
> escaping the Montreal cold only to be greeted by the New York equivalent!
> 
> I'll see how my visit this week goes (see, i,m alm ost convinced to go),
> I'll probably want to come back for more in the summer. First real vacations
> ever for me might be next summer!
> Maybe we can meet-up then. I sure am always willing to meet colleagues and
> other artists, and share puppetbuilding info/techniques.
> 
> Gotta go plan the plans...
> To make things happen!
> 
> 
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> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mary Horsley" <mphorsley-AT-earthlink.net>
> To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
> Sent: Friday, October 17, 2008 9:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Mathieu in New-York?
> 
> 
> 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" <harper.laura1-AT-gmail.com> 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 <creaturiste-AT-primus.ca> 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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