An inquiry by Maria Nicklin
A query was posed to a variety of notable puppeteers, theater administrators, and others with firsthand expertise, “Would you agree that almost all American adults and teenagers don’t think about puppetry as an artwork type geared toward them, that it’s only for youngsters?” The responses have been nearly 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 neighborhood, The Jim Henson Basis’s Puppet Happenings weekly e-newsletter, The Puppetry Journal, or Puppetry Worldwide reveals a substantial amount of puppetry geared towards older audiences. However for individuals who aren’t, some might imagine puppetry, particularly reside efficiency, is for youngsters; one thing they could solely expertise in school assemblies, particularly in rural areas.