Ideas on How you can Construct New Audiences for Puppetry — UNIMA-USA


An inquiry by Maria Nicklin

A query was posed to plenty of notable puppeteers, theater administrators, and others with firsthand expertise, “Would you agree that the majority American adults and youths don’t take into account puppetry as an artwork type aimed toward them, that it’s only for kids?” The responses have been virtually tied, sure versus no. One other query, “What steps may very well be/are being taken to construct new (and older) audiences whereas sustaining puppetry’s younger viewers base?” led to much more compelling observations.

For these contained in the puppetry group, The Jim Henson Basis’s Puppet Happenings weekly e-newsletter, The Puppetry Journal, or Puppetry Worldwide reveals quite a lot of puppetry geared towards older audiences. However for individuals who should not, some might imagine puppetry, particularly reside efficiency, is for youngsters; one thing they could solely expertise at college assemblies, particularly in rural areas.


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