By Amy Harder
To date, PuppetryLab has primarily focused on puppetry theory and specific movement techniques. But there is so much more to creating a lifelike, believable character than simply the movement of the puppet. If you have excellent puppetry technique but ignore simple acting basics and neglect character development, your audience will not fully engage in your performance and will quickly lose interest.
Rather than try to tackle everything in one post (sheesh–whaddaya think I am? …WonderWoman?), we’re going to start a new category or two and keep coming back to these other two very important facets of puppet performance: acting & characters.