File puptcrit/puptcrit.0909, message 78


Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2009 07:09:05 -0400
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] this weekend


break a leg! Z
Hobey

On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 8:42 PM, Lindsey "Z."
Briggs<z-AT-pbc-productions.com> wrote:
> My husband Chad and I will be performing at Sandglass Theater's benefit
> "Puppets in Paradise" =A0in Vermont. =A0:)
>
> -z.
>
> On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 12:54 PM, Anne Schaefer <
> anne-AT-tanglewoodmarionettes.com> wrote:
>
>> Happy Labor of Love Day?
>>
>> Re the health insurance debate: we pay around $12,000 annually for our
>> health insurance (family of four), which is about average, I think.
>> It's a middling policy ($5000 deductible, no dental coverage, $20
>> copay,etc.). =A0Not only is it far too expensive (I would much rather
>> use some of that money to grow our business, save for college, save
>> for retirement, etc.), but I really resent having to filter my
>> family's health care through a for-profit company whose ultimate goals
>> are clearly adversarial to ours. =A0Frankly, I'd rather pay the SAME
>> amount into an inefficient government-run system; that way, at least
>> I'd be saved the visions of fatcat CEO's pocketing our hard-earned
>> pennies every time we forked over the premiums.
>>
>> It truly is a mess, and I know there are no easy answers, but I
>> absolutely do not understand the arguments that reform is not urgently
>> needed.
>>
>> This is an interesting take on the subject:
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jng4TnKqy6A
>>
>> How do other puppeteers fare in the health insurance world?
>> Presumably everyone buys their own health insurance? =A0Do your figures
>> match ours?
>>
>>
>> Anne Schaefer
>> anne-AT-tanglewoodmarionettes.com
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sep 4, 2009, at 11:20 AM, Hobey Ford wrote:
>>
>> > Thanks Robert. =A0I am excited this weekend to be finishing shooting a
>> > music video with puppetry for the band "Arizona". =A0The nonverbal story
>> > is about a young woman finding a trunk of her grandmother's
>> > professional marionettes. =A0She finds a moth eaten marionette body and
>> > a photo album with pictures of her grandmother in the hayday of her
>> > career with the marionette and decides to restore it and bring it to
>> > the rest home to show her grandmother. =A0The story is inspired by my
>> > own daughter bringing home the trunks of Sue Hasting's marionettes
>> > that had sat in a storeroom at our state theater and were given to me
>> > in return for lending the theater a 30 ft dragon. =A0The moth eaten
>> > marionette in question was actually restored by Sue Hasting's younger
>> > cousin and brought to the hospital and shown to Sue the day before she
>> > died, so the story is loosely based on a true story. =A0My own daughter
>> > Louisa is coming home from college to shoot the final scenes with her
>> > own grandmother who won't have trouble tearing up for the scene.
>> >
>> > On another note my daughter Sallie Ford's band limped into LA in a tow
>> > truck pulling their 1980's tour van. =A0But she made it (thanks AAA for
>> > a 100 mile tow!) in time to open for the Avett Brothers at the Orpheum
>> > Theater Sat. night. =A0She just scored an agent too and is opening for
>> > Southern Culture on the Skids in Seattle. =A0It is wild to have a
>> > touring daughter, not with puppets but with music. =A0When you do what
>> > you love it isn't work. Happy Labor day!
>> >
>> > On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 10:56 AM, Robert
>> > Rogers<robertrogers-AT-robertrogerspuppets.com> wrote:
>> >> I hope that everyone has a stress-free, relaxing Labor Day weekend!
>> >>
>> >> Robert Rogers
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