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Saturday, October 15 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Puppetry Workshop

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Puppetry is classically defined as "the art of bringing to life an inanimate object." As such, puppeteers have to be versed in the way body language works. Non-verbal cues are a major part of performing, as well as in communication in general. Join top puppeteers as they teach the fundamental techniques of the art of puppetry and learn how you can apply these tools to other storytelling mediums.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

Leslie Carrara-Rudolph is an Emmy-nominated multifaceted entertainer/artist/puppeteer best known for performing Abby Cadabby on Sesame Street. She has received an UNIMA Citation of Excellence and two Jim Henson Foundation Grants for her stage show "Wake Up Your Weird" which premiered Off-Broadway and has written and created several shows that champion the arts. Her latest podcast, featuring all her original characters, ”Lolly's... Read More →
avatar for Liz Hara

Liz Hara

Liz Hara is a writer, builder, and puppeteer. She and her team won the 2015 Emmy Award for their Costume Design on Sesame Street. She currently works for Sesame as a puppet builder and wrangler, and began writing for the show in Season 46. She has written other children’s entertainment for Nickelodeon and PBS, including the new science curriculum show Nature Cat. Liz creates her own work, which has been presented at the Edinburgh Comedy... Read More →
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Mary Robinette Kowal

Program Director, Writing Excuses
Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of The Glamourist Histories series of fantasy novels. She has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, and the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel. Her work has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. Stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and several Year’s Best anthologies as well as in her collection Scenting the Dark and Other Stories... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 101 J