Tony Nominee John Tartaglia Will Offer Master Class in Puppetry; Bonnie Erickson Will Be Special Guest Instructor

News   Tony Nominee John Tartaglia Will Offer Master Class in Puppetry; Bonnie Erickson Will Be Special Guest Instructor
 
John Tartaglia, a Tony Award nominee for his performance in Avenue Q (where he currently serves as resident director), will offer a master class intensive in theatre and television-style puppetry June 16 and 23 at Pearl Studios in Manhattan.

The two-day intensive is intended for puppeteers 16 and up with previous experience.

Topics to be covered, according to a press statement, will include "one-on-one training, monitor work, theatrical techniques, group scene work, musical performances, finding and developing characters, dramatic acting with puppets, subtleties of movement, and much more."

A session for puppetry beginners will be announced at a later time.

Bonnie Erickson (former design director of The Muppets, and current executive director of The Jim Henson Legacy) will be a special guest instructor for the upcoming master class. Erickson will discuss her work as well as design and building techniques.

To apply for the master class, contact Daniel Seth, teaching associate, at dan@johntartagliapuppetry.com; include name, phone number, e-mail address, level of experience and primary interest. For more information visit www.johntartagliapuppetry.com.

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