File spoon-archives/puptcrit.archive/puptcrit_2003/puptcrit.0304, message 7


Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2003 10:36:20 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: PUPT: Puppet Festivals


> The are a few Yahoo groups (Australian,
> Iranian puppeteers, Polish 
> theatre) and hopefully there will soon be more, for
> those who can't travel, 
What are the names of these Yahoo groups?

> Who wants a
> foreign show that may be 
> better than their own or their friends'. 
I do. I want to see better shows in general. Haven't
been to a PofA festival since Seattle. Just got tired
of seeing the same five troupes. But that topic is for
another time.

"Better" is a relative term. Better how? Production
values, time for rehearsal, it's ment to be seen on
the big stage or has the raw edge of a street
performance.
> I think it
> is ultimately American 
> puppeteers that suffer from this additude. The
> Henson Fest. is an exception 
> to this, but they have there own set ways and
> biases,
Who doesn't have biases? 


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