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Under The Puppet

Sep 1, 2022 - 

Kurt Hunter built his first marionette at age 12.  Ever since he’s made marionettes his passion creating several shows he’s performed all over the United States with his company Kurt Hunter Marionettes.  In addition to teaching and performing at National Puppetry Festivals, he is now on the artistic staff of the O’Neill Puppetry conference.  I talk to Kurt about his puppetry journey on this episode of Under The Puppet.

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Tony Urbano -

Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts -

Bob Hope -

Puppeteers of America -

Washington University -

Nebraska Wesleyan University -

Penguin in my Pocket -

Bob Kramer's Marionettes -

St. Louis Guild of Puppetry -

Puppets, Kids, and Christian Education How to Use Puppets in Your Christian Education Program -

Albrecht Roser -

Bread and Puppet -

Heart of the Beast -

George Latshaw -

Tony Sarg -

Bil Baird -

Shari Lewis -

Sock Puppet Serenade -


Phillip Huber -

O'Neil Puppetry Conference -

Puppet Fest Midwest -

Jim Henson Foundation -

Paul Mesner -

Clown Shirt -

Paper Marionette Experiment -

Open Eye Figure Theater -

Gordon Smuder -

Bernd Ogrodnik -

Steven Widerman -

Marty Robinson -

Alice Gottschalk -

Pam Arciero -

Jim Rose - (Obituary)

Tyler Bunch -

Leslie Carrara-Rudolph -

University of Connecticut -



Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring
Edited by Stephen Staver

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