File puptcrit/puptcrit.0810, message 294

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Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 23:06:49 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Mathieu in New-York?

It's decided, I'm definitely going.
I'm still looking for a place to sleep, so if anyone can help out, or know someone who would like to, for free or in exchange for some techniques or problemsolving or workshop or puppet, I'd be very grateful.

Hi Hobey.
I'd like to meet you on the 24th or 25th, if you have time.
In what area will you be?

Since this will be my first visit in the Big Apple, any place is a new one, so any meeting is an oportunity to see more of the city. Is there any interesting place close to where you'll be (I imagine between performances) where we could meet?

Or, even better:
I'd be thrilled to see Animalia. Do you have a show in the City during my stay, or if not, is it easy to get to the New Jersey showing via public transportation or some other mean? Maybe carpooling with some other Puptcritter new-yorkers who'd go see the show anyway?

And thanks for telling me about Puppet Kitchen, I did not know about them.
I just saw their website, wow!
I knew a bit about Emily deCola, having seen some neat videos from her on Expert Village. 
I'd love to meet them, so I'll send them an email, in case it's not too last minute for them or if they're not too busy with the Work. 

I always feel a bit shy about asking more experienced colleagues if they want to meet me, but I still ask.
I guess not everyone enjoys talking to the newcommers or have time to do so, but I have been very lucky so far. I've met a few generous puppeteers and puppetmakers, including two childhood heroes of mine, a puppetmaker and a puppeteer of two local puppet tv shows I grew up watching. 

When students or newer-than-I colleagues ask for a meeting or a visit of my studio, I do my best to make it happen. So far, it always worked out very well. Meetups and shoptalks are a lot of fun! 

I wonder what puppet I should bring along for the trip. Definitely one made in paper mache strips, so I can continue to spread the word and dispell misconceptions about this great versatile Art Medium. 


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