Saturday, April 28, 2012

A New Fall Project!

So for the few that may visit my blog, I need advice...
Fact #1: I am performing at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in September
Fact #2: I have a show built that needs some puppet tuning and some rehearsal, and a little work on the narrative. I like the show, but don't have a lot of passion for it.
Fact #3: I have an idea for a puppet magic act, Gepetto and Pinocchia, not a typo, Pinocchia, or at least something similar that ties it to Pinocchio, but as a boy. Me as Gepetto, and the puppet obviously as Pinocchia. I don't want to give away the ending(s), but there would be at least one transforming trick, maybe using a "whale"

I am very excited about doing a new show, and one that allows me to tell a story with puppetry and magic. Two things of which I have a passion to incorporate.

So if you read this, comment, or respond to me through email,

Let me know what you think I should do.
If you would like more info on my plans, please let me know, and I will tell you what I can.
If you have ideas of illusions that a puppeteer and marionette should do, please advise as well.

Regardless of decision, expect progress photos and a report soon.

So just recovered from a month of set and puppet building. Stopped moving long enough to let a cold catch up with me.
Anyway, the set looks great (Shawn Mortensen-designer), and if I do say, the Pinocchio puppet turned out very well.
I designed and built the body, and Debbie Bowman designed the costume. Robert Oldroyd wears it well, and does a great job bringing the wooden parts to life.
We also used some of the puppets I built for UVU's production of Charlotte's Web. Special thanks to UVU and the Noorda Theatre for letting us use them.
We also did two exhausting yet very fun improv outreach shows for SCERA Park Elementary. Special thanks to the teachers and chaperones for being such good sports.

Well on to our next production, The Wizard of Oz, and me getting a show ready for the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. Can't decide if I want to continue working on a show Bronwyn and I did in SLC, or start a new project I really want to do. Maybe I will start and see if I get it close enough with time to rehearse.
Anyway, go see My Son Pinocchio at the SCERA, playing through May 12th. And check out this review...