Puppet Manipulation with Chadwick Smith


Saturday January 25th

Learn the basics of puppet manipulation of a “hand in mouth” puppet by exploring mouth movement, eye focus and other tips and tricks to bring your puppet to life. I’ll discuss the different ways to use your puppet for different medias of performances. I’ll also discuss basics of materials needed and resources to building your own puppet.

Chadwick Smith is an improv performer and instructor with TNM and a graduate of class #2. He has been a performing puppeteer since the early 90s and a puppet builder for the last 3 years. He has trained and performed with the Puppet Improv Project and has incorporated puppets into his stage performances and comedy. He’s even been to 123 Sesame Street with Cookie Monster and hung out in Mr. Hooper’s Store.