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 the majority American adults and youths don’t contemplate puppetry as an artwork kind aimed toward them, that it’s only for youngsters?” The responses have been nearly tied, sure versus no. One other query, “What steps might 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 an excessive amount of puppetry geared towards older audiences. However for individuals who aren’t, some might imagine puppetry, particularly reside efficiency, is for kids; one thing they may solely expertise at college assemblies, particularly in rural areas.